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dc.contributor.advisorDavid E. Hardt.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHarlalka, Akshay Dipakkumaren_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-05T16:00:36Z
dc.date.available2019-02-05T16:00:36Z
dc.date.copyright2018en_US
dc.date.issued2018en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/120243
dc.descriptionThesis: M. Eng. in Advanced Manufacturing and Design, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2018.en_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of thesis.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages 99-103).en_US
dc.description.abstractRadio Frequency Identification (RFID), for long, has shown potential to replace the current asset identification technologies like barcode readers in the warehouse. However, while the capital costs of implementing RFID technology are well-defined, its benefits in many cases remain intangible and unclear. This thesis seeks to evaluate the technical feasibility of implementing an RFID-based dock door portal for automatic identification and receiving of consumables shipped from Ireland to the Global Distribution Center of Waters Corporation. A systematic procedure is outlined, starting with the assessment of electromagnetic activity at the distribution center to the implementation of a pilot run on a real shipment. Important aspects of RFID system deployment including identification of interrogation zones for the portal, selection of the RFID tag, and its optimal placement on the SKU are studied. Finally, recommendations are made to Waters Corporation based on the performance results of the pilot run.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Akshay Dipakkumar Harlalka.en_US
dc.format.extent103 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsMIT theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed, downloaded, or printed from this source but further reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectMechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.titleDesign and implementation of an RFID-based dock door system at a distribution centeren_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeM. Eng. in Advanced Manufacturing and Designen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering
dc.identifier.oclc1083130295en_US


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