Title: RFID sensor for agri-food supply chain management and control

Authors: Nicola Faccilongo; Francesco Contò; Raffaele Dicecca; Claudio Zaza; Piermichele La Sala

Addresses: Department of Economics, University of Foggia, Largo papa Giovanni Paolo II 1, Foggia 71100, Italy ' Department of Economics, University of Foggia, Largo papa Giovanni Paolo II 1, Foggia 71100, Italy ' Department of Economics, University of Foggia, Largo papa Giovanni Paolo II 1, Foggia 71100, Italy ' Department of Economics, University of Foggia, Largo papa Giovanni Paolo II 1, Foggia 71100, Italy ' Department of Economics, University of Foggia, Largo papa Giovanni Paolo II 1, Foggia 71100, Italy

Abstract: This paper explores an opportunity for technology transfer related to the monitoring and control of agri-food products, based on the use of miniaturised, smart and innovative sensors. The information concerning to the state of the product is transferred in real-time in a wireless way, according to the RFID technology. The aim is to improve the quality and the logistics of the chain and offer therefore, environmental friendly and cost-effective solutions to optimise production flows, by networking the existing Italian hubs. In particular, two technical solutions involving RFID are provided, highlighting the advantages and critical points referred to the normal system used to ensure the traceability and the quality of the agri-food products.

Keywords: innovation systems; agrifood quality; agrifood traceability; active RFID tags; black box; RFID sensors; agrifood supply chains; supply chain management; SCM; supply chain control; technology transfer; logistics; hubs; hub networks; Italy; agrifood products; agriculture; food supply chains.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSAMI.2016.082000

International Journal of Sustainable Agricultural Management and Informatics, 2016 Vol.2 No.2/3/4, pp.206 - 221

Available online: 30 Jan 2017 *

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