Aspen Inc. is a retail company in Australia. This is a retail public company that has recently ventured into the global markets. As a supply chain manager in this company, I want some fundamental changes to be brought into the company. Whenever a change needs to be implemented there is a complex dynamic between the human resources and the IT components that must be addressed. Each company needs to come up with unique solutions for it to be successful (Schneckenberg, 2015). The company currently uses passive RFID technology for their supply chain management practices. This system is working well and meeting targets. However, the company has expanded and brought in active RFID technology and the latest technology would benefit everyone ( Ashford 2015). It is a well known fact that active RFID technology is more effective than the latter. The initial set up cost is higher for active RFID technology, but it effectiveness can make up for the cost. The current situation can cater to the existing customers in short term, however, for the company to thrive in the long term certain changes are mandatory.
Limitations and the Need for change
As mentioned earlier Passive RFID has limitations, but it was working well with the old system. When the company plans to expand, there should be a more technologically advanced protocols in order to cater to the larger customer base. In this company, there is a gap between organizational process, technological entities and Human resources. It is important for a company to have smooth flow between the management, employee and Information technology (Weske, 2012). The company should change in the internal level if it wants to succeed in the global markets. With the expansion plans of the company to venture into new markets, it needs to have the latest robust technology to compete with the competitors. In the global markets, the average consumers are swamped with products. It is up to Aspen Inc. to create a niche for itself and maintain customer patronage to thrive. The initial cost of set up has been a cause of concern, but it can be shown that the return of investment will compensate.