Maximising the efficiency of logistics operations with radio frequency identification technology

Ming K. Lim*, Michael Winsper

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology has gained increasing popularity in businesses to improve operational efficiency and maximise costs saving. However, there is a gap in the literature exploring the enhanced use of RFID to substantially add values to the supply chain operations, especially beyond what the RFID vendors could offer. This paper presents a multi-agent system, incorporating RFID technology, aimed at fulfilling the gap. The system is developed to model supply chain activities (in particular, logistics operations) and is comprised of autonomous and intelligent agents representing the key entities in the supply chain. With the advanced characteristics of RFID incorporated, the agent system examines ways logistics operations (i.e. distribution network) particular) can be efficiently reconfigured and optimised in response to dynamic changes in the market, production and at any stage in the supply chain.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 IEEE international conference on RFID-Technologies and Applications, RFID-TA 2012
PublisherIEEE
Pages275-280
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-4656-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event2012 IEEE international conference on RFID-Technologies and Applications - Nice, France
Duration: 5 Nov 20127 Nov 2012

Conference

Conference2012 IEEE international conference on RFID-Technologies and Applications
Abbreviated titleRFID-TA 2012
CountryFrance
CityNice
Period5/11/127/11/12

Keywords

  • Distribution network
  • outbound logistics
  • RFID
  • system efficiency

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    Lim, M. K., & Winsper, M. (2012). Maximising the efficiency of logistics operations with radio frequency identification technology. In 2012 IEEE international conference on RFID-Technologies and Applications, RFID-TA 2012 (pp. 275-280). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/RFID-TA.2012.6404529