A RFID-based automated warehouse design

Qian Wang, Richard McIntosh, Antony Mileham

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Abstract

The trend of UK logistics warehouses is reported towards larger and more centralized systems on which automation is heavily invested in recent years. This is partially because of the disadvantage of manual operation resulting in the slow storage and retrieval speed, the high labor cost, and the high frequency of human errors. On the other hand, there is the growing demand for online shopping; more and more customers are using this method to find low-priced goods while requesting a fast delivery. Thus, retailers require more efficient distribution centers in which improved performances of warehousing systems through automation are increasingly desirable for these companies. The paper presents a conceptual design of a RFID-based automated warehousing system with its inherent feature of scalability and reconfigurability. Physical infrastructure and operational control events within the system are illustrated in the paper. Such a warehousing system was also modeled to indicate the level of capability that the system can provide in terms of the desired coordinated functionality of various operations that take place within the proposed system.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICCET 2010 - 2010 International Conference on Computer Engineering and Technology, Proceedings
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherIEEE
PagesV6359-V6363
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4244-6347-3
ISBN (Print)9781424463503
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event2010 2nd International Conference on Computer Engineering and Technology, ICCET 2010, April 16, 2010 - April 18, 2010 - Chengdu, China
Duration: 1 Jan 2010 → …

Conference

Conference2010 2nd International Conference on Computer Engineering and Technology, ICCET 2010, April 16, 2010 - April 18, 2010
CountryChina
CityChengdu
Period1/01/10 → …

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Wang, Q., McIntosh, R., & Mileham, A. (2010). A RFID-based automated warehouse design. In ICCET 2010 - 2010 International Conference on Computer Engineering and Technology, Proceedings (pp. V6359-V6363). [5486197] Piscataway, NJ: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCET.2010.5486197