Shrinkage reduction in perishable food supply chain by means of an RFID-based FIFO management policy

  title={Shrinkage reduction in perishable food supply chain by means of an RFID-based FIFO management policy},
  author={Massimo Bertolini and Eleonora Bottani and Antonio Rizzi and Andrea Volpi and Pietro Renzi},
  journal={Int. J. RF Technol. Res. Appl.},
The objective of this paper is to point out how Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology can be used to improve the First In First Out (FIFO) policy of fresh products warehouses in the large-scale retail channel. The relatively short shelf life of fresh products forces to maintain a punctual control of the rotation of cases in the warehouse. The implementation of an RFID system enables to real time monitor the supply chain processes an item is subject to; in particular, the present work… 

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