The role of radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies in improving garment assembly line operations

Z. X. Guo, Wai Keung Wong, S. Y.S. Leung, J. T. Fan, S. F. Chan

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In this chapter, a production control problem on a flexible assembly line (FAL) with flexible operation assignment and variable operative efficiencies is described. A mathematical model of the production control problem is formulated by considering the time-constant learning curve to deal with the change of operative efficiency in real-life production. An intelligent production control decision support (PCDS) system is developed, composed of a radio frequency identification (RFID) technology-based data capture system and a PCDS model comprising a bi-level genetic optimization process, and a heuristic operation routing rule is developed. Experimental results demonstrated that the proposed PCDS system could implement effective production control decision-making.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFashion Supply Chain Management Using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technologies
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)9780857098115
ISBN (Print)9780857098054
Publication statusPublished - 12 Feb 2014


  • Decision support system
  • Flexible assembly lines (FALs)
  • Genetic algorithms (GAs)
  • Learning curves
  • Production control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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