Title: RFID-empowered monitoring and controlling for advanced manufacturing

Authors: L. Wang

Addresses: Department of Industrial Technology, Mississippi Valley State University, Itta Bena, MS 38941, USA

Abstract: |Tracking and tracing| using automated identification (Auto ID) technology has become more and more important in manufacturing and management. Radio frequency identification (RFID), a technology of Auto ID, is powerful in fostering monitoring and controlling for advanced manufacturing. In this paper, the methodology and approaches that support electronics manufacturing, automotive industry and aerospace and aeronautical industries through RFID were studied. RFID can be used in tracking parts with tags, tracking assembled items and work-in-process throughout the manufacturing process and therefore monitoring and controlling the manufacturing process. Challenges and future work about RFID in advanced manufacturing were also discussed.

Keywords: radio frequency identification; RFID tags; advanced manufacturing; process monitoring; process control; assembly; parts tracking; electronics manufacturing; automotive manufacturing; automobile industry; aerospace industry; aeronautical industry; management; traceablility.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMTM.2010.035438

International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, 2010 Vol.21 No.3/4, pp.308 - 315

Published online: 30 Sep 2010 *

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