Virtualisation of RFID supply chain

Lorchirachoonkul, W and Mo, J 2009, 'Virtualisation of RFID supply chain', in M Palaniswami (ed.) Proceedings of the 34th Australasian Universities Building Educators Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 7 - 10 December 2009, pp. 1-6.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Virtualisation of RFID supply chain
Author(s) Lorchirachoonkul, W
Mo, J
Year 2009
Conference name Fifth International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing - ISSNIP 2009
Conference location Melbourne, Australia
Conference dates 7 - 10 December 2009
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 34th Australasian Universities Building Educators Conference
Editor(s) M Palaniswami
Publisher IEEE
Place of publication Australia
Start page 1
End page 6
Total pages 6
Abstract Supply chain information infrastructure has been largely built on the basis of solid IT backbone using static identification technology such as barcode. However, like most emerging technologies, very few can integrate seamlessly together. Small to medium enterprises in the supply chain do not have the same resources as large multinational corporations are often left without RFID connectivity, and hence the information link of the supply chain is segmented. In this paper, we propose a virtualisation model, code name Transparent, which will allow new mobile technologies to work in parallel with the existing RFID framework. The concept of virtualisation is to encapsulate a physical device to behave as multiple virtual devices where the resources of the physical device are shared among the virtual devices. The virtualised supply chain information infrastructure will significantly improve the efficiency of setting up the supply chain system and encourages more cost effective partnering relationships to be built.
Subjects Packaging, Storage and Transportation
Manufacturing Management
Keyword(s) Virtualisation
Mobile Device
GPS
RFID
EPC Network
Middleware
DOI - identifier 10.1109/ISSNIP.2009.5416853
Copyright notice © 2009 IEEE
ISBN 9781424435180
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