TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS AS DRIVERS OF RETAIL 4.0 – HOW RFID COULD IMPROVE RETURNABLE BOTTLE LOGISTICS IN THE GERMAN BEVERAGE INDUSTRY

https://doi.org/10.52326/jes.utm.2022.29(2).15

UDC 621.798.147:339.37:004 (430)

Stan Lukas Bührdel, Patrick Siegfried

Abstract. This research paper discusses how RFID technology could improve current deposit bottle logistic processes in food retailing and which obstacles impede successful implementations. Research Methodology include desk research: Library, EBSCOhost, wiso.net, Google Scholar, Scientific Journals, Statista, SpringerLink. Implementation of RFID is potentially beneficial, but same obstacles remain outlook. To validate the conclusion further studying and practical proof of concept are necessary. Contributions: supply chain management, return logistics, food retail, beverage industry.

Keywords: deposit bottle, food retailing, return logistics, reusable packaging, RFID.

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