RFID technology as an innovative tool for effective supply chain management in Greece
The latest trends of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology are gathered through literature review as far as supply chain management (SCM) area concerns. This thesis includes analysis, examination and exploration of a big variety of papers, publications and journals that are written for RFID technology in the area of SCM. The Greek environment area is the one that this thesis examines and explores. A collection of a huge number of case studies has been collected. The sources refer to a big number of publications in order to show the exact procedures that Greek industries and organisations follow for the adoption of RFID. Critical evaluation is one factor that authors paid attention to in order to examine the results of this specific technology and also the impact that the technology has to business flows and procedures. The combination of literature review and Methodology helped us to examine three different systems in order for Greek businesses gain efficiency, effectiveness and competitive advantage through the Supply Chain Management area. These three systems are the “RFID technology system, Education system and Business Strategy” (Peppa et al., 2015). In-depth interviews in organizations operating in Greece took place through different industries in order to measure the value added in today’s organizations. We presented the offer of RFID systems to Greek organisations through specific indicators from the three above systems. Interviews also helped us to show the real value of RFID systems. We also presented the percentage that this value will offer to Greek students from the Higher Education System and how this system can give to the students the literature and experience for innovative technologies. At last we showed the level of Greek businesses to adopt innovative technologies such as RFID and what specific procedures they have to change or update. Critical evaluation also took place in order to examine the disadvantages or the drawbacks form the collaboration of their systems.