Print version ISSN 0123-5923
CORREA ESPINAL, ALEXANDER; ALVAREZ LOPEZ, CARLOS ESTEBAN and GOMEZ MONTOYA, RODRIGO ANDRÉS. Identification systems that use radiofrequency and barcodes and their relation with supply chain management. estud.gerenc. [online]. 2010, vol.26, n.116, pp. 115-141. ISSN 0123-5923.
This article provides a bibliographic review that shows the state-of-the-art and the relation between identification systems (barcode and radiofrequency based) with the supply chain management in significant applications worldwide and in Colombian industry, based on an analysis of books, papers, and case studies available. To do this, a compilation was made of general concepts of identification systems, emphasizing barcode and radio frequency-based systems. It includes definitions, hardware/software components, their applications in the supply chain and its use by small, medium-sized and large companies in the country. This provides evidence of the importance of these technologies to improve performance and traceability, simplify operations, reduce costs, and streamline information flows in the supply chain.
Keywords : Identification systems; barcode; radiofrequency; supply chain management.