Radio frequency identification (RFID) adoption strategy for strategic supply chain

Liyanage, Kapila and Gbededo, Mijoh Ayodele (2014) Radio frequency identification (RFID) adoption strategy for strategic supply chain. In: 12th International Conference on Manufacturing Research, 2014-09-09 - 2014-09-11, Southampton Solent University.

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The on-going trend of applications and implications of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, and the increasing external pressures on industries operating in the global market is no doubt making RFID adoption unavoidable. This is driving many manufacturers and businesses into “immature” RFID adoption with low records of success. Whilst most existing technology adoption readiness models can help an organisation evaluate its technology adoption readiness, there is no existing model to analyse and resolve the identified barriers in RFID adoption. This paper therefore, investigates the specific RFID adoption issues confronting industries operating in the global supply chain, discusses and develops an RFID Adoption Strategy framework for successful RFID-enabled business. The paper also offers a strategic approach to timely delivery of a successful RFID adoption under global supply chain external pressures.