Radio-frequency identification (RFID) and the Internet of Things have triggered numerous research activities to optimise production and logistics scenarios in the past years (Fleisch et al. 2005; Bullinger and ten Hompel 2007; Miles et al. 2008; Ranasinghe et al. 2010). RFID serves as a connecting link between the physical world of products and the virtual world of information (Fleisch et al. 2005). Therefore, the full potential of RFID relies on a connected communication and information infrastructure, such as the Internet of Things. Accessing product-related information anywhere about anything at anytime offers a higher visibility level and thus enables performance increases in multiple supply chain operations (Bose and Pal 2005).


Supply Chain Supply Network Product Lifecycle Management Electronic Data Interchange Mobile Payment 
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  • Dieter Uckelmann
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  1. 1.HFT StuttgartStuttgartGermany

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