Using Auto-ID Technologies to Implement Real-Time Manufacturing Resources Tracking and Tracing
Typical challenges that manufacturing enterprises are facing now are compounded by lack of timely, accurate, and consistent information of manufacturing resources of shop floor. This paper presents a real-time Manufacturing Resources Tracking and Tracing Framework (MRTTF) based on Auto-ID devices such as RFID. Then, a configuration solution of equipping traditional manufacturing resources with Auto-ID devices is described. And the real-time information tracking flow of attached manufacturing resources (Men, Machines and Materials) is also illustrated. The presented framework and solution will provide real-time information of manufacturing resources for production mangers or supervisors to make accurate and optimal decisions.
Dongye Sun, Wen-Pei Sung and Ran Chen
H. N. Li et al., "Using Auto-ID Technologies to Implement Real-Time Manufacturing Resources Tracking and Tracing", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 121-126, pp. 1574-1578, 2012