RFID technology in emergency logistics: An exploratory study

Yen Chun Jim Wu*, Taih Cherng Lirn

*Corresponding author for this work

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Little research has been done to date on radio frequency identification (RFID) applications in emergency logistics (EL). The purpose of this paper is to explore the applicability of RFID systems in EL. This study has developed an RFID-based EL structure to demonstrate how RFID can simultaneously update and grasp demand-side needs and supply-side inventories, enabling disaster managers to deploy resources in an optimal and timely manner and improve EL efficiency. This study provides a preliminary yet practical step towards exploring the possibility of using RFID in emergencies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-181
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Journal of Management and Enterprise Development
Issue number2-4
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec
Externally publishedYes


  • EL
  • Emergency logistics
  • Enterprise development
  • Information technology
  • RFID
  • Radio frequency identification
  • Relief supply chain management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research


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