Title: The impact of introducing RFID patrol system into rolling mill manufacturing: an empirical study on maintenance management

Authors: Wei-Ling Wang, Shu-Jen Wang, Anko Chen

Addresses: Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, National Chin-Yi University of Technology, Taiping City, Taichung County, Taiwan 411, ROC. ' Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, National Chin-Yi University of Technology, Taiping City, Taichung County, Taiwan 411, ROC. ' Lee Ching Tech. Co., Ltd., Taichung City, Taiwan 408, ROC

Abstract: The high level of capital and technically sophisticated equipment in rolling mill plant places greater pressure constantly on the management team. This makes the maintenance function an important part of such an organisation. The reliable execution of maintenance planned policies will influence the maintenance quality. This paper describes a hand-held Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) RFID patrol system. Results of introducing the RFID patrol system shows it helps the rolling mill plant reduce patrol man-hours up to 42%, reduce supplementary materials cost up to 20% and avoid leave out inspection items on patrol.

Keywords: RFID; radio frequency identification; patrol systems; PDA; personal digital assistant; maintenance management; rolling mills; manufacturing.

DOI: 10.1504/IJRFITA.2009.025151

International Journal of Radio Frequency Identification Technology and Applications, 2009 Vol.2 No.3/4, pp.183 - 194

Available online: 14 May 2009 *

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