Tool inventory management using rfid technology

Bhiradi, Ishwar and Pillai, Ajesh J (2014) Tool inventory management using rfid technology. In: All India Manufacturing Technology, Design, and Research Conference, 12/12/2014, IIT Guwahati.

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Radio Frequency Identification is an emerging technology in the field of manufacturing. RFID can be used for many features such as in supply chain, job tracking, job order status etc. RFID is divided into 2 main categories active and passive. Passive RFID tags are used where the distance between the reader and the tag is minimum (less than 2 meters) and when cost effectiveness is to be considered. But when it comes to active RFID the distance between the reader and tag can be more than 4 meters but this is an expensive technology therefore one should always consider effective method for the maximum utilization of the technology. This research study is mainly focusing on RFID for tool inventory management using active RFID tag. Using RFID technology one can monitor the tool usage, tool breakage documentation, also tool life and cost of the tool monitoring can be possible. For the implementation of this technology, one medium scale manufacturing unit has been taken as study area which includes approximately 25 varieties of tools such as turning, drilling, threading, grooving, endmill holder etc., each variety has hundreds of quantities. With the implementation of RFID technology attempt has been made for the establishment of the proper inventory thereby reducing 28% of reduction in the unwanted expenditure on cutting tools. Through case study discussion this paper demonstrates the implementation of RFID technology for the betterment tool inventory management in a medium scale manufacturing unit

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: RFID Technology,Inventory management, Job tracking, productivity improvement
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Mechatronics
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2017 08:44
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2017 08:44

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