Free Article Review About Supply-Chain Management/ Emerging Technologies/RFID
I agree with the information presented in the paragraph about XML and RFID being an emerging set of technologies in the Supply Chain Management.
XML has always been considered a powerful technology for transmitting data across different platforms and between different applications. XML is not a dejure technology of Web 2.0 applications. XML has enjoyed a defacto status for long. The paragraph right presents the strength of XML that it allows designers of web applications to create their customized tags. It allows an exchange of data between different applications and across organizations. XML is the basis of most web services and web services are the building blocks for Supply Chain Management applications. XML is going to be the basis of all such interactive applications as it is flexible and lightweight. As the paragraph says, companies will find multiple usages of XML within their organizations for creating web-based applications, management of inventory and logistics. Although the paragraph mentions these activities as a futuristic activity, however if we analyze the prevailing applications, this is pretty much what is happening currently. XML is not part of most applications, and it is involved in all important transactions. The other information presented in the paragraph about RFID is also apt. RFID is a device that reads RFID tags. RFID is an industry accepted mode of tagging and sorting items by creating bar codes. Major manufacturers use RFID tags on their products, and most retailers are using RFID devices in order to read such tags. In such a situation, it is apparent that SCM applications would benefit by integrating RFID devices. This would not only eliminate a manual and human process but also increase accuracy and speed in inventory and logistics management. RFID would boost the performance of SCM applications.