Evaluating Effects of RFID Introduction Based on CO2 Reduction

Yoshifuyu Karakasa, Hirohiko Suwa, Toshimizu Ohta


In this paper, the effects of RFID introduction will be discussed with respect to the Carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction effect based on a case of Wal-Mart Stores. Companies eagerly introduce RFID technologies to improve supply chain management (SCM). Information and communication technology (ICT) is believed to improve environmental problems, such as creating sustainable society. The Kyoto Protocol requests the countries ratified to archive each CO2 emission target, and companies are aware of the target. However, it is not proposed the method to evaluate the reduction of CO2 emission by employing RFID technologies. The method to calculate the reduction effect of CO2 emission will be developed, and estimated the effect in a case of Wal-Mart Stores, and also evaluated its economic effect in SCM. In conclusion, the methods based on CO2 emissions reduction effect can be successfully developed to evaluate the effect of RFID introduction.


SCM, RFID, sustainable society, CO2 emission, Wal-Mart Stores

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