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American Journal of Industrial Engineering. 2013, 1(2), 36-40
DOI: 10.12691/ajie-1-2-5
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Tracking of Pallets in Manufacturing Environment Using RFID System

Nurizati Syakirin Rosli1, , Ahmad Yusairi Bani Hashim1 and Zamberi Jamaludin1

1Department of Robotics and Automation, Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Melaka, Malaysia

Pub. Date: November 17, 2013

Cite this paper:
Nurizati Syakirin Rosli, Ahmad Yusairi Bani Hashim and Zamberi Jamaludin. Tracking of Pallets in Manufacturing Environment Using RFID System. American Journal of Industrial Engineering. 2013; 1(2):36-40. doi: 10.12691/ajie-1-2-5


Pallets are the common form of material transport equipment together with forklift conveyer or transport vehicles in a factory. In supply chain, the importance of pallet usage is significant, allowing efficient handling of items. The movements of palettes on a factory floor, however, are manually tracked. Thus, they are difficult to be closely monitored. This results in loss of time, energy, and efficiency. To improve the efficiency and accuracy of palette movements and to eliminate the loss of time and energy of parts movement in or out of the factory, this work introduced the application of a radio frequency identification (RFID) based automatic tracking system. In this paper, we demonstrate the technique of using the RFID technology as a platform to improve the efficiency in the pallet movements.

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