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Rfid technology in logistic networks of automotive industry

The main project objectives are customised certified solution of information services (epcis), automatic identification based on rfid technology for the needs of the european automotive market, design and testing of suitable hardware and preparation of methodological procedures of implementation.

Results of the project will be in an unique product in the form of a complex supply chain logistics solution, focusing on the automotive industry. Our proposed solution counts with the creation of a universal and easily adaptable system using RFID technology for automatic identification for needs in the automotive industry. Creation and implementation of the proposed system will significantly reduce the costs associated with production and logistics, minimize stock inventory, easier traceability of individual components, to protect against plagiarism and to trace the pedigree of any electronic components. This innovative solution has not yet been implemented in such a complex concept, which covers all supplier-manufacturing companies in the automotive industry. The uniqueness of the proposed solution is to create a universal and easily adaptable system using RFID technology chosen and specially adapted for the automatic identification in supply chains of automotive industry. Versatility, portability and consequently global applicability of our proposed solution will be roofed (covered) with cooperation with an international organization GS1 to ensure standardization in global terms. Closely collaboration with the Korean Dongguk University in Seoul, and U+ Network Company, which developed a certified EPCIS U+, which should become the core of together developed system for the EU conditions is the key for success. Great advantage in dealing with the proposed project is a long-term close cooperation of the participants. The GS1 organization is a major partner of International RFID lab at VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava like the GS1 RFID lab in Žilina, partner of Slovak lab is University of Žilina. An important benefit of the project will be in interconnection of experiences of technological leader in RFID (South Korea) and the participating European centers. The experiences obtained by applications of RFID elements in industry and design of software for standardized processing data from RFID tags will be applied for actual solution. With the support of knowledge base and research potential of European universities the original system will be created, designed for the needs of global automotive industry with possible applications for other sectors of human activity. Development of U+ platform for use in the logistics flow of materials in the automotive industry will ensure the visibility and traceability of marked items in the supply/production chain. Based on the use of EPCIS, along with RFID technology and data sharing across the EPCglobal Network will increase efficiency of production and continuous supply of currently needed material. Each of the stakeholders will obtain conclusive evidence of the history and status of logistics operation given the effective exchange of information between manufacturer, supplier and customer. Then you can promptly respond to the current state of production, required components will be available at the right time at right place (JIT, JIS). Other effects include reduced costs associated with production and its logistics, minimize stock inventory, easier traceability of individual components, anti-plagiarism (electronic pedigree components), etc. Another important benefit will be a positive impact on the environment, caused by reducing the burden on road transport by trucks. A variant of our proposed solution is a system that uses other data structures as carriers of information in the object identifier. These structures include the bar code, data matrix, alphanumeric symbols. All these outdated structures of identification compared with the proposed solution have many shortcomings in automatic identification point of view. It is a low reading distance, the impossibility of batch reading without direct visibility, inability to update information, etc. The consortium partners have experience of cooperating with the adjustment of tags for different environments, selection and placement of readers in the monitored industrial area, preparing the system such as the use of RFID in blood centers, processing projects for some of the wholesale centers and the like. Addressing similar issues in the comprehensive range has not yet been implemented, is a unique linkage between application companies, universities and global standardization authorities.
Acronym: 
AutoEPCIS
Project ID: 
7 592
Start date: 
01-01-2013
Project Duration: 
46months
Project costs: 
2 360 000.00€
Technological Area: 
Data Processing / Data Interchange, Middleware
Market Area: 
TRANSPORTATION

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