The Radio Frequency Identification enabled logistics process for supply chain event management from China to the United States via Hong Kong
RFID enabled logistics process for supply chain event management from China to the United States via Hong Kong
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division.
David L. Brock.
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This thesis reviews the current logistics processes and issues for container shipments in the supply chain. In particular, the problems associated with container shipments from China to the US, via the Hong Kong Port, includes low end-to-end visibility, security concerns, low product- handling productivity, and unmanageable unexpected events. Research was conducted using results from both interviews and surveys to collect information about the current process. This thesis also proposes the use of RFID-enabled logistics to improve the current processes and discusses the impact and value of the RFID-enabled processes. The research results show that through RFID technology, collaborators in the supply chain can improve product-handling productivity, supply chain visibility, and product security. Furthermore, the RFID application for supply chain management can increase the use of direct shipment and cross-docking, which result in considerable cost savings to both a manufacturer and a retailer.
Thesis (M. Eng. in Logistics)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Engineering Systems Division, 2005.Includes bibliographical references (leaves 65-66).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Engineering Systems Division.