The role of radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies in the textiles and fashion supply chain: an overview

W.K. Wong,    The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Z.X. Guo,    Sichuan University, China


Barcode and radio frequency identification (RFID) technology have been widely applied in automatic identification and tracking throughout the textiles and fashion supply chain. This chapter will first compare the differences between these technologies and discuss how RFID technology can perform better than barcode technology in various aspects. The fundamentals of RFID technology, the architecture of an RFID system and an overview of the application of RFID technology in the textiles and fashion supply chain will be described. ...

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