Publication Details

This book chapter was originally published as Fosso Wamba, S, Lefebvre, E, Bendavid, Y and Lefebvre, L-A, From Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) to “Smart Business Process”: A proof of concept integrating RFID, in Ahson, S and Ilyas, M (eds), RFID Handbook: Applications, Technology, Security and Privacy, CRC Press, 2008.


This paper examines the underlying logic behind the rules configured in a RFID middleware to support “smart business processes” in one retail supply chain. Through a detailed investigation of the underlying business processes, we will demonstrate how businesses rules can be defined, configured and refined in a RFID middleware. The results confirm that RFID technology is not a “Plug and Play” solution. RFID middleware configuration will require a high level of customization. Finally, this study allows the improvement of our understanding of the real potential of RFID technology in the supply chain context.