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Title: Evaluating the reading performance of semi-passive RFID tags to enhance locating of warehouse resources: An experiment design
Authors: Hassan, M
Ali, M
Aktas, E
Keywords: Semi-passive RFID tags;Reading performance;Locating warehouse resources
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: 8th European, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Conference on Information Systems (EMCIS 2011)
Citation: European, Mediterranean & Middle Eastern Conference on Information Systems 2011, Athens, Greece: 59 - 74, 30 - 31 May 2011
Abstract: In the supply chain, a warehouse is a crucial component for linking all chain parties. It is necessary to track the real time resource location and status to support warehouse operations effectively. Therefore, RFID technology has been adopted to facilitate the collection and sharing of data in a warehouse environment. However, an essential decision should be made on the type of RFID tags the warehouse managers should adopt, because it is very important to implement RFID tags that work in warehouse environment. As a result, the warehouse resources will be easily tracked and accurately located which will improve the visibility of warehouse operations, enhance the productivity and reduce the operation costs of the warehouse. Therefore, it is crucial to evaluate the reading performance of all types of RFID tags in a warehouse environment in order to choose the most appropriate RFID tags which will enhance the operational efficiency of a warehouse. Reading performance of active and passive RFID tags have been evaluated before while, semi-passive RFID tag, which is battery-assisted with greater sensitivity than passive tags and cheaper than active tags, has not been examined yet in a warehouse environment. This research is in- progress research and it is aiming to perform tests for evaluating the reading performance of semi-passive RFID apparatus to provide an extensive RFID performance comparison for formulating an efficient RFID solution in warehousing environment.
Description: Copyright @ 2011 8th European, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Conference on Information Systems (EMCIS 2011)
ISBN: 978-1-902316-85-7
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