RFID-enabled Inventory Routing Problems
In this paper, we provide a methodology for dynamic control of Radio Frequency Identification- (RFID-) enabled Inventory Routing Problems (IRP), where a set of locations is served by a single distribution centre using a Vendor-Managed Inventory (VMI) approach. In this scenario, RFID technology enables efficient control of inventory distribution by exchanging real-time information upon arrival to each location. This paper develops mathematical models that illustrate the substantial potential savings associated with the implementation of this technology, and provides a discussion of practical impediments to full application.
S. Jarugumilli and S. E. Grasman, "RFID-enabled Inventory Routing Problems," International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, Inderscience Publishers, Jan 2007.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJMTM.2007.011403
Engineering Management and Systems Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
IRP; RFID; SCM; VMI; Auto-ID; Automatic Identification; Inventory Routing Problems; Logistics Management; Supply Chain Management; Vendor-Managed Inventory
Library of Congress Subject Headings
radio frequency identification systems
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