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RFID for the Supply Chain and Operations Professional by Pamela Zelbst

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Chapter 3

Uses of RFID Technology

Imagine having the ability to know where your raw materials are and when they will arrive or where your product is in the distribution channel on a near real-time basis. RFID can be integrated with enterprise resource planning (ERP), supply chain management, and warehouse management systems (WMS) to create a real-time information system so that decisions can be made based on information that is a few seconds or minutes old rather than hours or days old. RFID provides many companies with this ability. However, RFID can benefit organizations internally in many other ways. Simply do a search on RFID using Google or Bing and a multitude of uses will result. As with any technology that is deemed new, there is much ...

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