A proposal for inter-enterprise communication of RFID event data
Author(s)Locher, Maximilian Greer
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division.
David L. Brock.
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Inter-enterprise communication of RFID event data requires rules and consistency. To create those rules and consistency one has to understand the requirements for the event architecture. I identified fifty-one stakeholders and thirty touch points in a textile supply chain from manufacturer in China to retail in The United States. Each of the stakeholders has different requirements for accuracy of the read data. After calculating a rough estimate of data quantity, I reduced data by setting some standards for aggregation and creating a mathematical model for inference and communication of read accuracy. I discovered that by dividing data requirements into two types, summarized event data and detailed exception data and business forms, I could meet all the stakeholders' needs. The solution was to implement a hybrid publish/subscribe architecture and service oriented architecture.
Thesis (M. Eng. in Logistics)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Engineering Systems Division, 2005.Two leaves of folded plates inserted in pocket on p.  of cover.Includes bibliographical references (p. 51-52).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Engineering Systems Division.