Stepping from RFID to Autonomous Cooperating Logistic Processes
Conference: RFID Systech 2009 - 5th european Workshop on RFID Systems and Technologies
06/16/2009 - 06/17/2009 at Bremen, Germany
Proceedings: RFID Systech 2009
Pages: 3Language: englishTyp: PDFPersonal VDE Members are entitled to a 10% discount on this title
Scholz-Reiter, Bernd; Uckelmann, Dieter; Gorldt, Christian (Bremen Institute for Production and Logistics GmbH (BIBA), Division IPS: Intelligent Production and Logistics Systems, University of Bremen, Germany)
The structural und dynamic complexity in logistics and production has increased steadily during the last years. Main causes for higher structural complexity are the shift from supply chains to logistic networks and an increased number of product variants. Dynamic customer behavior intensifies this situation. Centralized systems and structures do not provide the necessary flexibility, adaptibility and scalability. A solution to this dilemma is the decentralized storage of necessary information on the logistic object itself as well as the capability of local decision-making. The emergence of these intelligent objects is the foundation for autonomous cooperating logistic processes. The main idea of this concept is to develop decentralized and heterarchical planning and control methods as opposed to existing centralized and hierarchical planning and control approaches.