Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology and Application in Fashion and Textile Supply Chain: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology and Application in Fashion and Textile Supply Chain

1st Edition

By Rajkishore Nayak

CRC Press

165 pages | 59 B/W Illus.

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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology and Application in Fashion and Textile Supply Chain highlights the technology of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and its applications in fashion and textile manufacturing and supply chain management. It discusses the brief history, technology, and working of RFID including the types of RFID systems. It compares differences, advantages, and disadvantages of RFID and barcode technologies. It also covers application of RFID technology in textile and fashion manufacturing, supply chain, and retail, and RFID-based process control in textile and fashion manufacturing. It covers various applications of RFID starting from fibre manufacturing through yarn and fabric manufacturing; fabric chemical processing; garment manufacturing and quality control; and retail management. It offers case studies of RFID adoption by famous fashion brands detailing the competitive advantages and discusses various challenges faced and future directions of RFID technology.


"This is a timely and useful publication about an area of technology that is increasing in use in the fashion and textiles industry. RFID technology is being harnessed in order to improve quality, increase traceability and speed up the supply chain. New applications for the technology are constantly being found and developed. It is important for students of fashion and textiles and those who are already working in the industry to understand how the technology is being applied across all sectors from fibre production to retail. Written in accessible language it is a good introduction to the topic but also covers technical areas in depth for those who want a more detailed examination of its implementation."

--Julia Gaimster, RMIT University - Vietnam

Table of Contents

Introduction to Radio Frequency Identification. Overview of Barcode and RFID Technology. Application of RFID in Fiber Production and Yarn Manufacturing. RFID in Fabric Manucacturing and Chemical Processing. Applications of RFID in Fashion Manufacturing. Applications of RFID in Fashion Logistics. Application of RFID in Fashion Retail. Case Studies of RFID Adoption by Famous Fashion Brands. Challenges and Future Directions of RFID Technology.

About the Author

Dr. Rajkishore Nayak is currently a senior lecturer at the Centre of Communication and Design, RMIT University, Vietnam. He completed his PhD from the School of Fashion and Textiles, RMIT University, Australia. He has around 15 years of experience in teaching and research related to Fashion and Textiles. He published about 90 peer-reviewed papers in national and international journals. Recently, Rajkishore was awarded with the "RMIT University Research Excellence Award-2015". He also received the "RMIT University Teaching and Research Excellence Award-2012" and "RMIT University International Scholarship-2008". He worked with the School of Fashion and Textiles, RMIT University, Australia from 2012 to 2016 in teaching and research.

About the Series

Textile Institute Professional Publications

The aim of the Textile Institute Professional Publications is to provide support to textile professionals in their work and to help emerging professionals, such as final year or Master’s students, by providing the information needed to gain a sound understanding of key and emerging topics relating to textile, clothing and footwear technology, textile chemistry, materials science, and engineering. The books are written by experienced authors with expertise in the topic and all texts are independently reviewed by textile professionals or textile academics.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Chemical & Biochemical
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Textiles & Polymers