An RFID case study for air cargo supply chain management

Chi Kong Chan, Harry K.H. Chow, Alex K.S. Ng, Chun Bun Henry Chan, Vincent To Yee Ng

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Air freight is an important part of the global supply chain. In particular, various high-value electronic products need to be transported efficiently by air freight. Currently, many air freight forwarders still rely on manual operations to process air cargo. These manual operations may affect target service levels due to handling delays and human errors, and result in high operational costs. In this paper, we present a novel Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) system and a case study for air freight forwarding operations. The proposed system includes a hybrid RFID system architecture (a combination of data-on-tag and data-on-network approaches) and an integrated RFID air cargo check-in and check-out gateway system with cargo movement detection capability. The system can help air freight forwarders to (i) enhance freight operational efficiency, (ii) efficiently encode data into memory-limited RFID tags, and (iii) facilitate logistics management using a cost-effective RFID-based system.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists, IMECS 2012
PublisherNewswood Limited
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9789881925114
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012
Event2012 International MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists, IMECS 2012 - Kowloon, Hong Kong
Duration: 14 Mar 201216 Mar 2012


Conference2012 International MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists, IMECS 2012
Country/TerritoryHong Kong


  • Air freight forwarding
  • Logistics management
  • RFID technologies
  • Supply chain management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)

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