Louis A. Lefebvre

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The main objective of this article is to provide some insights into radio frequency identification (RFID) technology and the electronic product code (EPC) network and investigates their impacts on mobile B2B eCommerce. Based on empirical data gathered from interrelated firms of a supply chain, several scenarios integrating the RFID–EPC network have been(More)
Based on a field study conducted in the utility industry, this paper examines the impacts and potential benefits generated by an RFID application in one specific supply chain. Through a detailed investigation of the underlying business processes, we demonstrate how process optimization can be achieved when integrating RFID technology into information(More)
This article provides some insights into RFID technology and the EPC Network and investigates their potential for B-to-B eCommerce supply chain management. Based on empirical data gathered from four tightly interrelated firms from three layers of a supply chain, several scenarios integrating RFID and the EPC Network have been tested and evaluated. In the(More)
RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology is expected to play a vital role in the healthcare arena, especially in times when cost containments are at the top of the priorities of healthcare management authorities. Medical equipment represents a significant share of yearly healthcare operational costs; hence, ensuring an effective and efficient(More)
The gene Mest (also known as Peg1) is regulated by genomic imprinting in the mouse and only the paternal allele is active for transcription. MEST is similarly imprinted in humans, where it is a candidate for the growth retardation Silver-Russell syndrome. The MEST protein belongs to an ancient family of hydrolases but its function is still unknown. It is(More)
Empirical research into business-to-business e-commerce issues involving manufacturing small-and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is still embryonic. In an attempt to partially fill this gap, this paper presents empirical data from an electronic survey conducted among 96 manufacturing SMEs to investigate e-commerce initiatives and their perceived benefits(More)
This paper presents an analysis of the impacts of electronic commerce on proactive firms in the connectivity equipment industry. Electronic commerce initiatives identified in the optical connectivity value chain were analyzed for each of the four layers of the chain namely network operators, system integrators, assemblers and sub-assemblers. In this(More)