An Intelligent Middleware Platform and Framework for RFID Reverse Logistics
Source: Hanyang University
Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) systems enable services such as information exchange among objects, position tracking, and remote processing and management by attaching electronic tags to objects, collecting data from the objects, and processing the data. RFID needs interface environment and network structure that make it easy to use microsensor technologies and information communication devices for communication between humans and objects and between objects in addition to existing communication between humans. The application of RFID technology is going beyond forward logistics, which is the delivery of manufactured goods to consumers, and being expanded, though not frequently yet, to reverse logistics, which includes return, recovery, reuse, reproduction and disposal.