Use of RFID in Operations Management

Group O2 Harini Valluri Soman Nahata Ankit Jangalwa Gandharv Raj Sethi Vishwajeet Narayan

RFID Technology
What is RFID ? ‡ Radio Frequency Identification ‡ A micro-chip in a label used to transmit data when the label is exposed to radio waves. ‡ RFID is also called dedicated short range communication (DSRC).

RFID Basics
Main Components:
RFID Tag

‡ RFID Tags ‡ RFID Reader ± Antenna and transceiver(reader) ‡ Host Computer(acts as decoder) ‡ Major players: IBM, Texas Instruments, Cisco

RFID Basics
How it works ?
Antenna

Active

Passive

Uses in Operations Mgmt
1. Receiving 2. Sorting 3. Product Genealogy 4. Putaway and Picking 5. Inventory Management 6. WIP Tracking 7. Just-in-Sequence Verification 8. Shipping 9. Yard Management 10. Plant equipment Maintenance 11. Labor Tracking and Security

RFID in Retail Supply Chain
Retail Supply chain process

Supplier

Manufacturing

Retailer/ Distributor/ Distribution

Retailer store

Consumer

RFID in Retail Supply Chain
Automate the Supply chain process
RFID TAG

Reader

Future of RFID
1. Its worth will increase at a very rapid pace in the coming years. 2. Every industrial operation that needs the data to be collected has application of the RFID systems. 3. Companies seek to improve their operations 4. The price of RFID drops. 5. The use of the technology is expected to grow very fast in the fields of health care, transportation, pharmaceuticals, retailing etc.

References
http://www.en.wikipedia.org http://www.electronics.howstuffworks.com http://www.webopedia.com http://www.rfid.org http://www.openlibrary.org http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms954628.aspx

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