Visibility within supply chains  

Practical examples and experiences of visibility systems deployments

A Permala, J Scholliers

This study shows different types of cases on technologies deployed to improve visibility
and operational risk management within supply chains:

  Pallet case Metro France. The pallet level is the easiest start up, especially in closed
loops. Standardised solutions are already available. EPCglobal is leading the
development of industry-driven standards for the Electronic Product Code (EPC) to
support the use of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID).
•  ISO container cases Metro, DoD. Containers are potential targets for RFID
identification but there is still a lot of barries for global solutions.
•  Non ISO container case SECU
•  Temperature measurements with active RFID case Controlmatic
  EPCGlobal and SMART-CM cases demonstrate how organizations can exchange
real time event data and track shipments from the third party logistics provider. Also
customs authorities will have real-time access to information about products and
shipments as they travel along the supply chain.