Building a dynamic RFID data-driven supply chain management system: Imperatives and guidelines

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Drawing upon the domains of supply chain management, simulation, Dynamic Data-Driven Application Systems (DDDAS) and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, we propose the design and implementation of a dynamic RFID data-driven supply chain management system. In accordance with the DDDAS concept, the proposed artifact will be able to (1) model supply chain entities, (2) simulate supply chain events and activities, (3) use real-time RFID data to maintain a more accurate picture of the overall supply chain and (4) use the simulation results to control experiments. Based on an extensive literature review, we show that such an artifact would be both important and useful for businesses seeking to optimize the performance of their supply chains. We also discuss the design science research methodology that will be used to design, implement, evaluate and validate this artifact. © 2011 Asian Network for Scientific Information.

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Information Technology Journal

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