A RFID-based decision support system for food receiving operations assignment

S. I. Lao, King Lun Tommy Choy, Y. C. Tsim, T. C. Poon

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Abstract

Traditionally, a standard operational routine is applied in the food distribution centre (DC) for performing inventory receiving activities. However, with the growth of customized service, different quality checking or value-added activities are requested to perform upon the receiving process. Standard operational routine can no longer be applied as different work stations are needed to involve in different order. With the unstructured working routine and requirements, a long decision time is required during the arrangement of operational paths and, thus human errors occurred easily. As a result, suboptiamal customer satisfaction and long operation time appeared. In this paper, a Real-time Food Receiving operations management System (RFRS) is introduced to help food distribution centre arrange a proper operating procedure for handling the food receiving activities. The proposed system contains a case-based reasoning engine for generating customized operating procedure by retrieving and analyzing relevant knowledge stored in the database and case library. In addition, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology is adopted to gather real-time inventory information for visualizing the inventory, work station and equipment status. With the support of RFRS, unstructured operations in the food receiving process can be performed in an organized and efficient way.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSCMIS 2010 - Proceedings of 2010 8th International Conference on Supply Chain Management and Information Systems
Subtitle of host publicationLogistics Systems and Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
Event2010 8th International Conference on Supply Chain Management and Information Systems: Logistics Systems and Engineering, SCMIS 2010 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 6 Oct 20108 Oct 2010

Conference

Conference2010 8th International Conference on Supply Chain Management and Information Systems: Logistics Systems and Engineering, SCMIS 2010
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period6/10/108/10/10

Keywords

  • Case-based reasoning
  • Food dc
  • Operating procedure
  • Receiving operation
  • RFID

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management

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