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1st Edition

Connective Technologies in the Supply Chain

Edited By

Sameer Kumar

ISBN 9780429248191
Published March 5, 2007 by Auerbach Publications
296 Pages

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Book Description

Rapid time-to-market expectations and the demand for custom-tailored products present real challenges for the rigid and fixed linear supply chains that compete in today's economy. Connective technologies meet these challenges head on by integrating the necessary people, information, and products beyond their current limitations.

Connective Technologies in the Supply Chain illustrates the impact that connective technologies have across supply chains. It provides strategic frameworks, conceptual and analytical models, and case studies that focus on the design, development, and implementation of these technologies as they pertain to the management of engineering and manufacturing operations.

Placing particular emphasis on RFID, the book addresses issues that include those involving GPS, inventory management, quality control, mobile technology, and security challenges. The book presents an overview of RFID applications, its underlying concepts and principles, and a macro perspective on its implementation in the manufacturing and service sectors. It also provides a feasible design of the technology's enabled knowledge-based supply chain management system.

Connective Technologies in the Supply Chain is an essential resource for those who would like to expand their knowledge of-and increase their success with-these applications.

Table of Contents

RFID: A Strategic Overview, Sameer Kumar

RFID in Supply Chain Management: A Review of Applications, S.C.L. Koh

RFID Technology Implementation in Manufacturing and Retail Sectors: A Macro Perspective, Sameer Kumar and Kathryn McGrath

RFID: Impact of Improved Supply Chain Traceability, Sameer Kumar and Jason Cowles

Knowledge Integration in Connective Technology Networks: Application in Supply Chain Risk Management, Xiangyang Li and Charu Chandra

Design of an RFID-enabled Knowledge-based Logistics
Management System, K.L. Choy

Role and Application of RFID in Libraries, Samir K. Srivastava

A Holistic Look at RFID Innovations: The Patent Approach, Yen-Chun Jim Wu

RFID Technology in the Indian Retail Sector, Samir K. Srivastava

Prevention and Management of Product Recalls in the Processed Food Industry: An Exporter's Perspective, Sameer Kumar and Erin M. Budin

RFID Technology Innovators: DEA Analysis, Yen-Chun Jim Wu and Ming-Jen Cheng


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