International Journal of Computer Applications
Now-a-days manufacturing environments are very charismatic and inclement. Traditional Management Information Systems (MISs) have mostly been implemented upon hierarchical architectures, which are inflexible to adapt changes and uncertainties promptly. Next-generation MISs must be agile and adaptable to accommodate changes without significant time delays. It is essential for an MIS to obtain real-time data from the distributed and vehement manufacturing environment for decision making. Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) and Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) systems provide an excellent infrastructure for data acquisition, distribution, and processing. In this paper, some key challenges related to the amalgamation of WSN and RFID technologies are discussed.