A RFID-based location tracking scheme for inbound operations in warehouse environment

Kenneth T.C. Poon, King Lun Tommy Choy, Henry C.W. Lau

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Abstract

Recently, enterprises are experiencing a strategic evolution toward the globalization of product market in which customers request better quality of product and faster response time. Thus, good resource management for fulfilling customers' requests is one of the key elements for enterprises to survive in this competitive market. Numerous researchers proposed different approaches for handling information and material flows within a supply chain network. Application of emerging technologies, such as Global Positioning Systems, Cell of origin architecture, Infrared, Ultrasonic and Active Radio Frequency Identification, for locating and managing resources is one of the approaches. However, the existing technologies are either low accuracy of locating objects or high cost of implementation. It may result in diminishing the competitive power against the competitors. As a result, it is crucial to develop a cost effective scheme to integrate the resource and information flow in the supply chain network in which the visibility can be improved in order to help in the making of real-time decisions. Therefore, an efficient localization scheme for resource management (ELS) is proposed. With the help of passive RFID technology, the warehouse resources can be easily located. Management is able to obtain a real-time and accurate update of the resources status anywhere at anytime.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPICMET '08 - 2008 Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology, Proceedings Technology Management for a Sustainable Economy
Pages872-877
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2008
Event2008 Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology, Technology Management for a Sustainable Economy, PICMET '08 - Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 27 Jul 200831 Jul 2008

Conference

Conference2008 Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology, Technology Management for a Sustainable Economy, PICMET '08
Country/TerritorySouth Africa
CityCape Town
Period27/07/0831/07/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research

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