The goal of supply chain management is to increase organizational effectiveness through the coordination of activities among suppliers, manufacturers, distribution centers, and customers. Technology evolution in the latest years has significantly contributed towards this direction. The implementation of systems such as ERP, SAP, RFID, etc., makes the production and distribution of the products more accurate and efficient. Through technology implementation, the parties of the supply chain manage to accomplish the production and distribution of the right product, at the right time, to the right location, at the minimum cost while sustaining a certain level of quality (Ramsay, n.d.).
This paper will explain what exactly the RFID system is and how it works. Moreover, the steps a company should follow in order to effectively implement RFID technology will be discussed. The advantages and the disadvantages of this technology will also be presented. Finally, three real life case studies regarding RFID implementation will be analyzed.