A simulation study of RFID for retail shelf replenishment

Fawaz Abdulmalek, Wang Lin, Bryan A. Norman, Jayant Rajgopal

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Off-shelf out-of-stock occurrences (where an item is in stock in the backroom but not on the shelf) constitute a major issue for many retailers. Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology is witnessing rapid growth in the supply chain field for reducing out-of-stock occurrences by providing more precise and timely inventory tracking across the supply chain. In this research we report on preliminary results from a simulation model to study the effect of using RFID on shelf replenishment policies for a retailer. The model evaluates scenarios with and without RFID to study the potential reduction in off-shelf out-of-stock occurrences and staff utilization.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2008
EventIIE Annual Conference and Expo 2008 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: May 17 2008May 21 2008


ConferenceIIE Annual Conference and Expo 2008
CityVancouver, BC


  • Inventory
  • RFID
  • Retail
  • Simulation


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