Skip to main content
padlock icon - secure page this page is secure

RFID-enabled real-time advanced planning and scheduling shell for production decision making

Buy Article:

$61.00 + tax (Refund Policy)

In a radio frequency identification (RFID)-enabled real-time manufacturing environment, different decision makers are often confronted with the inconsistency between the highly synchronised information flow and unstandardised decision-making procedures, especially under conflicting objectives and dynamic situations. This study proposes an RFID-enabled real-time advanced production planning and scheduling shell (RAPShell, in short) to coordinate different decision makers across production processes. RAPShell has several key innovations. First, it uses RFID technology for enhancing information sharing, which provides the basis for coordinating decisions and operations of different parties involved in production planning, scheduling, execution and control. Second, it adopts Software as a Service (SaaS) model and a standard service-oriented architecture (SOA) with key modules, adaptive optimisation models, solution algorithms as well as scheduling rules developed and deployed as web services. Finally, extensible makeup language (XML)-based data models are utilised to achieve easy-to-deploy and simple-to-use system customisation and implementation. A case study demonstrates how RAPShell is customised and deployed in a small- and medium-sized company to facilitate the operations of typical production decision makers and operators. Benefits from qualitative and quantitative are discussed from the case study to show RAPShell's practical effectiveness and efficiency on production decision making.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
No Metrics

Keywords: Software as a Service; advanced planning and scheduling; radio frequency identification; real-time; service-oriented architecture; web service

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road Hong Kong, China

Publication date: July 1, 2013

More about this publication?
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more