Wearable RFID in order picking systems

Conference: RFID SysTech 2011 - 7th European Workshop on Smart Objects: Systems, Technologies and Applications
05/17/2011 - 05/18/2011 at Dresden, Germany

Proceedings: RFID SysTech 2011

Pages: 6Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Wölfle, Michael; Günthner, Willibald A. (TU München, Institute for Materials Handling, Material Flow, Logistics, Garching, Germany)

The ongoing development of RFID technology in the industrial environment reveals various possibilities for an optimization of information processing and thus for the effectiveness and efficiency of logistical processes. Considering that product or process information is only provided in digital form, the human intervention in this "virtual world" becomes more and more difficult. This article shows how data on RFID transponders can be exploited through a mobile RFID reader, using the example of manual order picking. Within the scenario, the reader indicates possible errors in the picking process while a person is reaching into a storage location. As the error detection is automated through the usage of RFID, there is no additional activity for the employees.