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Fashion Supply Chain Management Using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technologies

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As supply chains in the textiles and fashion industry become ever more complex and global, and as the shift to mass customisation puts more pressure on a rapid and flexible response to customer needs, there is an urgent need to monitor and improve the efficiency of supply chains in the industry. Radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies offer a unique opportunity to achieve these goals. Fashion supply chain management using radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies looks at the application of RFID technologies in such areas as order allocation, garment manufacturing, product tracking, distribution and retail.

Chapters review the role of RFID technologies in the textiles and fashion supply chain including for improving distribution, process management and product tracking, garment manufacturing and assembly line operations. Further chapters explore how RFID technologies can improve order allocation in the supply chain and how these technologies can also be used for intelligent apparel product cross-selling. Final chapters focus on measuring the impact of RFID technologies in improving the efficiency of the textile supply chain and modelling the effectiveness of RFID technologies in improving sales performance in fashion retail outlets.

Fashion supply chain management using radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies is a comprehensive resource for academic researchers, industry managers and professionals within the fashion industry.

  • Looks at the application of RFID technologies in such areas as order allocation, garment manufacturing, product tracking, distribution and retail
  • Reviews the role of RFID technologies in the textiles and fashion supply chain for improving distribution, process management and product tracking, garment manufacturing and assembly line operations
  • Includes focus on measuring the impact of RFID technologies in improving the efficiency of the textiles and fashion supply chain and modelling the effectiveness of RFID technologies in improving sales performance in fashion retail outlets

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Contributor contact details
  6. Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles
  7. 1. The role of radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies in the textiles and fashion supply chain: an overview
    1. Abstract:
    2. 1.1 Introduction
    3. 1.2 From barcode to RFID technology
    4. 1.3 Comparing barcode and RFID technologies
    5. 1.4 RFID technology
    6. 1.5 RFID applications in the fashion supply chain
    7. 1.6 References
  8. 2. The role of radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies in improving distribution and retail operations in the fashion supply chain
    1. Abstract:
    2. 2.1 Introduction
    3. 2.2 Assessing the feasibility of using RFID technology: process reengineering
    4. 2.3 Assessing the feasibility of using RFID technology: profitability analysis
    5. 2.4 Using RFID technology in practice: the RFID Fashion Pilot (RFP) project
    6. 2.5 Sources of further information and advice
    7. 2.6 Acknowledgements
    8. 2.7 References
  9. 3. The role of radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies in improving process management and product tracking in the textiles and fashion supply chain
    1. Abstract:
    2. 3.1 Introduction
    3. 3.2 Using RFID in supply chains: an overview
    4. 3.3 The use of RFID technology in fashion and textile supply chains (FTSC)
    5. 3.4 Using RFID technology in practice: the use of case studies
    6. 3.5 Case studies in the use of RFID technology: background and results
    7. 3.6 Conclusion
    8. 3.7 Acknowledgement
    9. 3.8 References
  10. 4. The role of radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies in improving garment manufacturing operations
    1. Abstract:
    2. 4.1 Introduction
    3. 4.2 The business value of RFID technology in garment manufacturing operations
    4. 4.3 Using RFID technology in garment manufacture: a case study
    5. 4.4 Implementing an RFID-based manufacturing process management system
    6. 4.5 Assessing the effectiveness of RFID technology: data collection and analysis
    7. 4.6 The business value of the RFID-based manufacturing process management system
    8. 4.7 Factors in successful implementation of an RFID-based manufacturing process management system
    9. 4.8 Lessons learned from the case study
    10. 4.9 Conclusion
    11. 4.10 Acknowledgements
    12. 4.11 References
  11. 5. The role of radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies in improving garment assembly line operations
    1. Abstract:
    2. 5.1 Introduction
    3. 5.2 Key issues in developing flexible assembly lines (FALs)
    4. 5.3 Modelling flexible assembly lines (FALs)
    5. 5.4 Intelligent decision support system for production control on flexible assembly lines (FALs)
    6. 5.5 Testing the effectiveness of the intelligent production control decision support (PCDS) system
    7. 5.6 Conclusion
    8. 5.7 Acknowledgement
    9. 5.8 References
  12. 6. Improving order allocation in fashion supply chains using radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies
    1. Abstract:
    2. 6.1 Introduction
    3. 6.2 Production and distribution in the European apparel industry
    4. 6.3 Order and delivery models of apparel products
    5. 6.4 Warehouse-based versus flexible garment distribution forms
    6. 6.5 Use of RFID technology for garment allocation to fulfil customer orders
    7. 6.6 Software support for garment allocation
    8. 6.7 The benefits of using RFID technology
    9. 6.8 Conclusion and future trends
    10. 6.9 Sources of further information and advice
    11. 6.10 Acknowledgement
    12. 6.11 References
  13. 7. Intelligent apparel product cross-selling using radio frequency identification (RFID) technology for fashion retailing
    1. Abstract:
    2. 7.1 Introduction
    3. 7.2 RFID-enabled Smart Dressing System (SDS)
    4. 7.3 Intelligent Product Cross-selling System (IPCS)
    5. 7.4 Implementation of the RFID-enabled SDS and IPCS
    6. 7.5 Evaluation of the RFID-enabled SDS
    7. 7.6 Assessing the role of RFID technology in fashion retailing
    8. 7.7 Conclusion
    9. 7.8 Acknowledgement
    10. References
  14. 8. Measuring the impact of radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies in improving the efficiency of the textile supply chain
    1. Abstract:
    2. 8.1 Introduction
    3. 8.2 Methodology
    4. 8.3 Industry distribution of RFID adoption in North America
    5. 8.4 Comparison of clothing and textiles RFID adopters with other RFID adopters
    6. 8.5 Supply chain performance differences between apparel and textiles RFID adopters and general manufacturing RFID adopters
    7. 8.6 Conclusion
    8. 8.7 References
  15. 9. Modeling the effectiveness of radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies in improving sales performance in fashion retail outlets
    1. Abstract:
    2. 9.1 Introduction
    3. 9.2 Assessing the value of RFID technology
    4. 9.3 Modeling retail store operations
    5. 9.4 Case study: Miroglio Fast Fashion
    6. 9.5 Modeling of store operations at Miroglio
    7. 9.6 Model testing
    8. 9.7 Assessing the impact of RFID technology
    9. 9.8 Assessing return on investment from RFID technology
    10. 9.9 Conclusion and future trends
    11. 9.10 Acknowledgements
    12. 9.11 Appendix: full list of the equations of the system dynamics model
    13. 9.12 References
  16. Index