Measuring the impact of radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies in improving the efficiency of the textile supply chain

A. Lui and C.K.Y. Lo,    The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong


The value of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology is critical for the clothing and textiles supply chain, because the fashion business is characterized by a wide assortment of seasonal items with short life-cycles, high levels of impulse-purchasing and complicated distribution and logistics operations. This study aims to test whether the adoption of the RFID system can improve supply chain performance (measured as inventory days, accounts receivable days and operating cycle). Based on the 31 clothing and textiles companies ...

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