Intelligent and integrated RFID (II-RFID) system for improving traceability in manufacturing

Ke-Sheng Wang
2014 Advances in Manufacturing  
In the wake of globalization, many modern manufacturing companies in Norway have come under intense pressure caused by increased competition, stricter government regulation, and customer demand for higher value at low cost in a short time. Manufacturing companies need traceability, which means a real-time view into their production processes and operations. Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology enables manufacturing companies to gain instant traceability and visibility because it
more » ... les manufactured goods, materials and processes transparently. RFID has become an important driver in manufacturing and supply chain activities. However, there is still a challenge in effectively deploying RFID in manufacturing. This paper describes the importance for Norwegian manufacturing companies to implement RFID technology, and shows how the intelligent and integrated RFID (II-RFID) system, which has been developed in the Knowledge Discovery Laboratory of Norwegian University of Science and Technology, provides instant traceability and visibility into manufacturing processes. It supports the Norwegian manufacturing industries survive and thrive in global competition. The future research work will focus on the field of RFID data mining to support decision-making process in manufacturing.
doi:10.1007/s40436-014-0053-6 fatcat:7woveoelxjdz5mg4arrb53h5iu