The complexity of the supply chain for fresh products and fruits is increased by the perishable nature of the product as well as by legislative constraints. RFID technology may address some of these issues through real-time monitoring and traceability. In this paper, we present the design and implementation of an innovative RFID-based information system for the logistics management of dried figs. A systematic method is proposed to optimise system performance. Our tests in a Cooperative, indicate that the RFID-based system may improve warehousing activities, increase customer service through online product traceability and reduce operational costs.
- Inderscience Publishers
- Real-time logistics management of dried figs using RFID ...
A Nitrogen Culinary Experience and How to Remain Safe with Use of Oxygen Monitors
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Monitoring gas mixtures in Weld Overlay Cladding production - Case Study
Arc Energy utilise the 542 binary gas analyser to monitor the mixture of gases in their weld overlay process. Arc Energy Resources was started by European Welding Engineer, Alan Robinson in 1994. Since then they have become a worldwide contractor of weld overlay clad products and services. Arc Energy’s weld overlay cladding provides heavy duty protection against corrosion and wear for process and pipeline equipment used in hostile environments, including offshore oil and gas applications. Weld overlay...
Common Cooling Tower Water Treatment Problems and How to Solve Them
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Improved Water Management Propels Growth of Ontario Cheese Maker
Like all farmers, the Van Bergeijk family works hard from ‘sun up to sun down’ to run their farm in southwestern Ontario. Everything in the dairy farming operation is interconnected. They grow corn on their 325 hectare farm to feed 400 dairy cows. The cows produce 11,000 litres of milk a year. That milk is used to make the prize-winning Mountainoak Cheese. Besides the hard work, there’s another essential element that is vital to the sustainability and future business growth of this integrated...
Monitor Hull Corrosion with Thickness Gauge
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