, Volume 47, Issue 1, pp 45–54 | Cite as

Innovationspotenzial von RFID für das Supply-Chain-Management

  • Martin StrassnerEmail author
  • Elgar Fleisch
WI — Schwerpunktaufsatz

The Potential Impact of RFID on Supply-Chain-Management


RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) supports Supply-Chain-Management processes through automated identification and data acquisition. Hence it is an enabler for seamless integration of physical resources with IT-systems. On the example of the automotive industry this article shows how the supply chain can benefit from the integration of physical resources, how companies can proceed with the adoption of RFID and what critical success factors they must consider. A higher degree of integration and automation improves process efficiency and quality, which reduces manual labour and failure costs. Case studies show that these cost savings can justify the investment in RFID systems. Companies can adopt RFID step by step in order to minimize their investment risk and to achieve an efficient degree of integration. Before they start with the implementation of RFID systems, they should determine their own need and consider economic and technical requirements. The dynamic of technology and the market will simultaneously favour the expansion of RFID in Supply-Chain-Management applications.


RFID Supply-Chain-Management Integration Innovation Ubiquitous Computing Logistics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für TechnologiemanagementUniversität St. GallenSt. GallenSchweiz

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