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RFID-enabled inventory control optimization: A proof of concept in a small-to-medium retailer

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Abstract


  • This study examines the impact of radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology on the inventory

    control practices of a small-to-medium retailer using a proof of concept (PoC) approach. The exploratory

    study was conducted using a single case study of a hardware retailer stocking 5000 product lines provided by 110 active suppliers. To analyze the present mode of operation, procedural documents,

    semi-structured interviews and a participant observation was conducted. The basis for the proof of concept was a future mode of operation using a quasiexperimental design. Results indicate that in a small to- medium retail environment, RFID technology could act as a loss prevention mechanism, an enabler for locating misplaced stock, and make a significant contribution to the overall improvement of the delivery process.

Authors


  •   Hamilton, Dane (external author)
  •   Michael, Katina
  •   Fosso Wamba, Samuel (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Hamilton, D., Michael, K. & Fosso Wamba, S. (2010). RFID-enabled inventory control optimization: A proof of concept in a small-to-medium retailer. In R. Sprague (Jr) (Eds.), Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (pp. 1-10). Hawaii: IEEE Computer Society.

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  • 2-s2.0-77951744988

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1743&context=infopapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/infopapers/732

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  • http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu/hicss_43/apahome43.htm

Abstract


  • This study examines the impact of radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology on the inventory

    control practices of a small-to-medium retailer using a proof of concept (PoC) approach. The exploratory

    study was conducted using a single case study of a hardware retailer stocking 5000 product lines provided by 110 active suppliers. To analyze the present mode of operation, procedural documents,

    semi-structured interviews and a participant observation was conducted. The basis for the proof of concept was a future mode of operation using a quasiexperimental design. Results indicate that in a small to- medium retail environment, RFID technology could act as a loss prevention mechanism, an enabler for locating misplaced stock, and make a significant contribution to the overall improvement of the delivery process.

Authors


  •   Hamilton, Dane (external author)
  •   Michael, Katina
  •   Fosso Wamba, Samuel (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Hamilton, D., Michael, K. & Fosso Wamba, S. (2010). RFID-enabled inventory control optimization: A proof of concept in a small-to-medium retailer. In R. Sprague (Jr) (Eds.), Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (pp. 1-10). Hawaii: IEEE Computer Society.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-77951744988

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1743&context=infopapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/infopapers/732

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 10

Place Of Publication


  • http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu/hicss_43/apahome43.htm