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International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management
International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management


Special Issue on: "AIT-driven Manufacturing and Management"

Guest Editor: Dr Lidong Wang, Mississippi Valley State University, USA

Automated identification technology (AIT) comprises RFID (radio frequency identification), bar coding, biometrics and smart cards, etc. AIT streamlines production and manufacturing process. It also reshapes or even revolutionizes supply chain and management. AIT is exploding with more opportunities for professionals and better service for the people.

The objective of this special issue is to publish the state-of-the-art of automated identification technology in manufacturing technology and management.

Subject Coverage
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • RFID applications in automotive industry
  • RFID-based production process monitoring and controlling (tooling tracking, manufacturing, parts receiving and assembly)
  • RFID in controlling and monitoring products and materials
  • Lean manufacturing and RFID
  • RFID applications in fixed-position layouts and wireless manufacturing
  • RFID in logistical control or supply chain management
  • RFID middleware and data management
  • Finding the business value in the RFID data.
  • RFID in inventory control and management
  • RFID in global trade and e-business or e-commerce
  • Return on investment (ROI) of RFID in manufacturing and business
  • Integrating RFID with legacy supply chain management (SCM) systems
  • Integrating RFID with legacy manufacturing systems
  • RFID-empowered enterprise resource planning (ERP)
  • Security and privacy issues of RFID
  • RFID standards and standardisation
  • 2D Bar codes in automotive and aerospace industries
  • Bar codes and manufacturing innovation
  • Bar codes for logistics or supply chain management
  • Bar code-empowered enterprise resource planning (ERP)
  • Architectures for integrating legacy information systems with bar code technology.
  • Hybrid systems (combining RFID and bar code technology)

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Submission of full papers before: 15 October, 2008

Notification of acceptance: 25 November, 2008

Submission of revised and final manuscripts: 25 December, 2008