Emerging RFID Technology and Applications in Manufacturing and Air Logistics

Date: 17 Nov 2004 - 17 Nov 2004

Venue: SIMTech, Auditorium, Tower Block, Level 3


RFID technologies are recognised as key enablers for efficient manufacturing control & retail operations. The technologies promise the answer to some fundamental challenges of manufacturers particularly in the aspect of in-situ track-and-trace of the product movement at the production floor, warehouse and even the market place. The technologies give manufacturers a much greater degree of certainty about the real-time status of production operations. Such visibility has enabled the manufacturers to perform better production control. It is undeniable that RFID will be adopted by the manufacturing, logistics and retail industries in a big way. Despite the promises of direct productivity and competitive gain, there are challenges and uncertainties before RFID becomes commonplace. For instance manufacturers need to integrate RFID with existing production systems and their work flow so that the new technology works consistently and reliably. There are also issues of regulatory and standards to deal with. The adoption of RFID will have profound impact on various aspects of manufacturing operations. To reap the full advantage of the technologies, a paradigm shift to conduct the business is crucial.

Dr YS Chang, a former researcher from Auto-ID Center of University of Cambridge that spear-heads the development of RFID technologies, will give an introduction of the emerging technology trend, issues and applications of RFID pertinent to the manufacturing and logistics industries.

About the Speaker

Yoon Seok Chang: Dr. Chang is an assistant professor in the school of air transport, transportation & logistics, HanKuk (Korea) Aviation University, Korea. Dr. Chang is also an adjunct associate professor in the department of Industrial Engineering at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and a CTO of RFCAMP. Prior to his current position, he had been an invited associated professor of KAIST (2002.9~2004.3) and a senior research associate of Auto-ID Center, University of Cambridge, UK (2001.3~2002.9). He had also been a senior software engineer and senior consultant at i2 technologies, USA from 1998 to 2001. He was awarded twice by i2 for excellence in Supply Chain Management projects. During 1997-1998, he had been with Arizona States University, Tempe, USA as a visiting assistant professor of department of industrial engineering. He is also the editor of a book “Evolution of Supply Chain Management ", Kluwer Academic Publisher, USA, 2004. He obtained his PhD from Imperial College, Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London, UK in 1997 with specialisation in computer aided systems engineering.  

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