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Issue No. 01 - January/February (2009 vol. 13)
ISSN: 1089-7801
pp: 31-38
Alexander Ilic , ETH Zurich
Florian Michahelles , ETH Zurich
RFID technology tracks the flow of physical items and goods in supply chains to help users detect inefficiencies, such as shipment delays, theft, or inventory problems. An inevitable consequence, however, is that it generates huge numbers of events. To exploit these large amounts of data, the Supply Chain Visualizer increases supply-chain visibility by analyzing RFID data, using a mix of automated analysis techniques and human effort. The tool's core concepts include rule-based analysis techniques and a map-based representation interface. With these features, it lets users visualize the supply-chain structure, together with performance metrics, and detect problematic hot spots.
RFID data, supply chain, visualization, rule-based analysis, RFID Meets the Internet, radio frequency identification

A. Ilic, F. Michahelles and T. Andersen, "Increasing Supply-Chain Visibility with Rule-Based RFID Data Analysis," in IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 13, no. , pp. 31-38, 2009.
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