Jernej Logar (2010) RFID implementation of traceability in a supply chain. EngD thesis.
Tracking in supply chains is gaining in importance lately. Many pilot projects have been made and also real implementations. The field of logistics is in the forefront with many systems deployed into everyday use already. A review covers a general overview of the problem area, requirements and laws and industrial standards that are being established in the area. Described are the technologies available for the implementation of an information system for tracking, mainly the properties of RFID technology and standards for data exchange between separate links of the supply chain with emphasis on the EPCglobal EPCIS standard. The thesis presents procedure of designing and implementing a connected system for tracking in the supply chain. The system consist of four parts. Two of them add data about products marked with RFID tags into the system. The third serves the data and the fourth represents the client, a buyer of the product for example. The thesis includes the creation of the data model with the respective business logic, designing of the software architecture, the use of hardware components for reading RFID tags and the implementation of the communication using the EPCIS standard for data exchange. Feig i-scan UHF MRU200i reader is used for a practical demonstration of reading RFID tags. The final implementation is designed and tested for an example of farmed fish from the time of catch to the point of sale where a consumer can access the supply chain data.
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