[MA] Implementation of a Track and Trace solution within Supply Chain Management at adidas AG

Start: 01.04.2021

End: 31.07.2021

Type: Master thesis

Student: Lukas Wittmann

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Andreas Harth, Matthias Farnbauer-Schmidt

Abstract: A transparent supply chain is key for companies in the B2C business. Tracking goods movement between the factory, distribution centers and stores allows firms to integrate Omnichannel distributions such as Ship from Store and Click and Collect.

However, the variety of software solutions across the supply chain causes challenges in data synchronization between operational systems. Thereby, it leads to customer orders not being fulfilled in time or even cancelled.

The thesis focuses on designing and implementing a Track and Trace solution that consolidates RFID read event data centrally. Multiple data processing, data storage and data management systems are examined and incorporated into the solution.