A case of implementing RFID-based real-time shop-floor material management for household electrical appliance manufacturers

T. Qu, H. D. Yang, George Q. Huang, Y. F. Zhang, H. Luo, W. Qin

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Abstract

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technologies provide automatic and accurate object data capturing capability and enable real-time object visibility and traceability. Potential benefits have been widely reported for improvingmanufacturing shop-floor management.However, reports on how such potentials come true in real-life shopfloor daily operations are very limited. As a result, skeptics overwhelm enthusiasm. This paper contributes to the re-vitalization ofRFID efforts in manufacturing industries by presenting a real-life case study of applying RFID for managing material distribution in a complex assembly shop-floor at a large air conditioner manufacturer. The case study discusses how technical, social and organizational issues have been addressed throughout the project within the company. It is hoped that insights and lessons gained be generalized for future efforts across household electrical appliance manufacturers that share similar shop-floor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2343-2356
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Intelligent Manufacturing
Volume23
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Air conditioner
  • Manufacturing execution
  • Material distribution
  • Production management
  • Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence

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