The role of radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies in improving garment assembly line operations

Z.X. Guo,    Sichuan University, China

W.K. Wong, S.Y.S. Leung, J.T. Fan and S.F. Chan,    The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong


In this chapter, a production control problem on a flexible assembly line (FAL) with flexible operation assignment and variable operative efficiencies is described. A mathematical model of the production control problem is formulated by considering the time-constant learning curve to deal with the change of operative efficiency in real-life production. An intelligent production control decision support (PCDS) system is developed, composed of a radio frequency identification (RFID) technology-based ...

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