RFID application in a CVS Distribution Center in Taiwan: A simulation study

Yen Chun Jim Wu*, Jia Xiang Chen

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Despite its promising future, a surprising dearth of research on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) applications has been conducted so far. By using simulation approach, this paper conducts a case study on a CVS Distribution Center (DC) in Taiwan to simulate the differences between the current DC operations and likely impact on DC operations and costs once the RFID technology is introduced. Given the current RFID development, our simulation results show that the adoption of RFID does have a positive impact on overall operating efficiency of the CVS DC under study. To maximise economic advantages after introduction of RFID, this paper suggests that RFID application at the case level is feasible and recommended at this moment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-135
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • RFID
  • Radio frequency identification
  • SCM
  • Simulation
  • Supply chain management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Strategy and Management
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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