Title

RFID-enabled Inventory Routing Problems

Abstract

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.

Department(s)

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

Business logistics
radio frequency identification systems

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2007 Inderscience Publishers, All rights reserved.


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