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Having taken into account the features of modern warehouse management, we put forward a warehouse management system (WMS) based on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), and probe into the structure and operation flow of the system. The WMS will adopt RFID middleware as the support platform, cover goods entry, picking, checking, delivery and many o...

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... can also facilitate the picking process, particularly for pallet picking area with forklifts, as Figure 2 shows. ...

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... In general, a warehouse serves to store goods between different points. of the delivery process Inventory Management, ( Faccio, & Gamberi, M & Persona,2013) It plays an important role in keeping customers satisfied. Julie, Johnson, Barksdale, & James, 2001) especially warehouse management which is a supporting activity ( Pengky, & Dermawan,2014) that makes the receipt of goods delivery and efficient warehouse management will save time and operating expenses (Yan, Chen & Meng, 2008) Such as inventory control Determining the storage location each type of product to be able to pick up accurately and quickly for effective inventory management to be able to respond to the needs of customers ( Onwubolu & Dube, 2006) Many businesses place importance on warehouse management. ( Hassan, Ali, M. Aktas, E.M & Alkayid, K.H (2015) For example, a retail business Today, ( Murray, 2003) there are more variations and sales areas than in the past since the shop convenience store Multi-level shopping malls, therefore, logistics service providers are essential to understand ( Karia, & Wong, 2013) the true needs of both retailers and merchandisers. ...
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... A great deal of study has also been done in relation to warehouse and inventory management systems and their various components [20][21][22][23][24][25][26][27][28][29]. e design of the mobile robot and mobile manipulator is critical in this project because proper and error-free design leads to the project's error-free operation. ...
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... Barcodes or RFIDs are often used in WMS for product tracking. In [3], it is described how the RFID can improve the efficiency of the warehouse management and make a rapid self-recording of receiving and delivery. The objective of paper [4] was to propose and analyse results of an Internet of things (IoT)-based warehouse management system with analytical approach using computational intelligence techniques to enable warehouse smart logistics. ...
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... Warehouse with RFID robot A RFID robot is a mobile reader, able to identify items in an environment (e. g. a warehouse) equipped with passive RFID tags [4,7,28]. The robot moves within the warehouse to locate and move items. ...
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... This is caused by the complexity and the labor intensity of order picking processes [8]. In previous research, Yan et al [9] worked on the combination of WMS and RFID technology in order to improve the competitive power of enterprises and the efficiency of the supply chain. Taljanovic et al [10] worked also on the logistic based on multi-agent system in order to reduce cost and time to process a wave by reducing distance traveled by order picker, retrieval time per item and replenishment costs. ...
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