Traceability is a key factor for the agri-food sector. RFID technology, widely adopted for supply chain management, can be used effectively for the traceability management. In this paper, a framework for the evaluation of a traceability system for the agri-food industry is presented and the automation level in an RFID-based traceability system is analyzed and compared with respect to traditional ones. Internal and external traceability are both considered and formalized, in order to classify different environments, according to their automation level. Traceability systems used in a sample sector are experimentally analyzed, showing that by using RFID technology, agri-food enterprises increase their automation level and also their efficiency, in a sustainable way.
|Titolo:||On Improving Automation by Integrating RFID in the Traceability Management of the Agri-Food Sector|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2009|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1109/TIE.2009.2019569|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|