This paper aims to discuss the recent literature on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and reverse logistics (RL). Particular attention is applied to the bullwhip effect and its increase as RL activities are integrated into the supply chain. RFID is investigated as a tool to assist with integrating reverse and forward logistics into a seamless supply chain and reduce the bullwhip effect. However, further research is required within this area and in particular the return on investment for RFID-enabled integrated systems.
|Title of host publication||Proceeedings of 11th International Conference on the Modern Information Technology in the Innovation Processes of the Industrial Enterprises|
|Editors||Marco Macchi, Roberto Pinto|
|Place of Publication||Bergamo (IT)|
|Publisher||Università degli Studi di Bergamo|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
11th International Conference on the Modern Information Technology in the Innovation Processes of the Industrial Enterprises (MITIP 2009), 15-16 October 2009, Università degli Studi di Bergamo, Bergamo (IT).
- Reverse Logistics
- Bullwhip effect