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The application of RFID technology to capture and record product and process data for reverse logistics sorting activity

Nawawi , Azli and Hasnan, Khalid and Ahmad Bareduan, Salleh (2011) The application of RFID technology to capture and record product and process data for reverse logistics sorting activity. In: Proceeding of the 12th International Conference on QiR (Quality in Research), 4-7 July 2011, Bali, Indonesia.


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Nowadays, product manufacturers and consumers started to be more concerned about the environment. For that reason, manufacturers started to accept used product from the consumer community in order to recycle, remanufacture, resale, refurbished or for disposal. This activity is known as Reverse Logistics which descibes as a process where manufacturers accept used products from consumers for the purpose of recycling, remanufacturing, reuse or disposal. Although Reverse Logistics can be considered as an environmentally friendly activity, some manufacturers have some reservation based on some drawbacks for example difficulty in forecasting product returns, complex product identification process and returns management. An Automated Product Identification System is proposed as a substitute to manual identification method to identify product returns. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology is used as a data storing mechanism for recyclable products. All value added activities are 'recorded' in the RFID tags mounted on the product. These data will act as a 'product diary' for that particular product. Once the product enters the Reverse Logistics chain, Reverse Logistics operators can retrieve all information in the RFID tags, including all information on the materials and parts for recycling purpose. This system will save a lot of time for identifying materials and parts in a particular used product.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: reverse logistics; RFID; sorting; product data; product recycle
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK6540-6571 Radio
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2011 03:35
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2011 03:35
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/1987
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