Improving logistics in a supply chain: An integrated approach with radio frequency identification

Choy, K. L., So, Stuart C. K., Liu, John J., Lau, Henry and Kwok, S. K. (2007) Improving logistics in a supply chain: An integrated approach with radio frequency identification. International Journal of Integrated Supply Management, 3 2: 135-155. doi:10.1504/IJISM.2007.011973


Author Choy, K. L.
So, Stuart C. K.
Liu, John J.
Lau, Henry
Kwok, S. K.
Title Improving logistics in a supply chain: An integrated approach with radio frequency identification
Journal name International Journal of Integrated Supply Management   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1477-5360
1741-8097
Publication date 2007-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1504/IJISM.2007.011973
Volume 3
Issue 2
Start page 135
End page 155
Total pages 21
Place of publication Geneva, Switzerland
Publisher Inderscience Publishers
Language eng
Abstract Third Party Logistics (3PL) becomes more important nowadays as it aims to improve supply chain efficiency through reducing cycle time and inventory level for both upstream suppliers and downstream retailers. However, many small to medium-sized 3PL providers in the Pearl River Delta (PRD) region still highly rely on manual processes, which make them difficult to achieve the role of supply chain facilitators. In this study, a logistics information hub named Integrated Logistics Information Management System (ILIMS) adopting Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology is presented to suit this need. With ILIMS, 3PL companies are provided with unified business processes with enhanced tracking capability. A case study is discussed in applying ILIMS to a medium-sized 3PL company. Through using this generic system, the logistics visibility in the supply chain is improved with significant reduction of delivery time, supply cost, inventory and out-of-stock frequency that lead to increase of revenue and operations volume.
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status Non-UQ

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