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    • ISSN: 1793-8198
    • Frequency: Quarterly
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJMMM
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. K. M. Gupta, Prof. Ian McAndrew
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Cherry L. Chen
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Prof. Ian McAndrew
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, UK.
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IJMMM 2015 Vol.3(4): 287-293 ISSN: 1793-8198
DOI: 10.7763/IJMMM.2015.V3.212

An RFID-Enabled Automated Warehousing System

Qian Wang, Saleh Alyahya, Nick Bennett, and Hom Dhakal
Abstract—It has been seen a rising trend in recent years for online shopping businesses across the UK. Customers prefer to place their orders online to purchase goods and ordered goods are dispatched directly from regional warehouses (or distribution centres) to customers’ door steps. A number of studies through a literature review indicated that future generation warehouses may be designed and implemented as more centralised distribution centres as this is the most cost-effective way to run businesses of this form for many larger manufacturers, suppliers or retailers. These companies have therefore been seeking for even more efficient and effective methods for storing, picking and dispatching goods in increasingly centralised distribution centres in which a novel design of warehousing systems is desired. This paper presents a framework of an RFID-based management system as part of a proposed future generation warehouse design through application and integration of fast-growing IT technologies (radio frequency identification (RFID) tags, wireless sensors and communication networks) to maximise the warehouse capacity and achieve a better visualisation and real-time visibility of inventory control and data handling management.

Index Terms—Warehouses, inventory, RFID, automation.

The authors are with the School of Engineering, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 3DD, UK (e-mail: qian.wang@port.ac.uk).


Cite: Qian Wang, Saleh Alyahya, Nick Bennett, and Hom Dhakal, "An RFID-Enabled Automated Warehousing System," International Journal of Materials, Mechanics and Manufacturing vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 287-293, 2015.

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