Effective Remanufacturing via RFID

Conference: RFID Systech 2010 - European Workshop on Smart Objects: Systems, Technologies and Applications
06/15/2010 - 06/16/2010 at Ciudad, Spain

Proceedings: RFID Systech 2010

Pages: 6Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Zhou, Wei (Information Systems and Technologies, ESCP-Europe, 75543 Paris cedex 11, France)
Piramuthu, Selwyn (Information Systems and Operations Management, University of Florida, Gainesville FL 32611, USA)

RFID technology has been widely utilized throughout supply chains across a wide spectrum of industries. However, its potential in recycling/remanufacturing has not received much attention in the literature. We consider RFID tags and their applications from a recycling/remanufacturing perspective and propose a novel framework to assist such process based on item-level information visibility and instantaneous tracking/tracing ability enabled by RFID tags. We illustrate the proposed framework for utilizing RFID to improve the remanufacturing diagnosis process as well as to improve the remanufacturing assembly process.