RFID practices as a prerequisite for smart warehousing

    Industry 4.0, Vol. 6 (2021), Issue 4, pg(s) 155-157

    The emergence of Industry 4.0 has led to the development of high-tech solutions that influence a number of related activities. In the field of warehousing management, as an important element of logistics systems, there is also an impact that follows a certain model. Warehousing 4.0 and related developments have to be supported by a number of basic technologies for automatic identification, and technologies that represent intelligent connections to the real world. One of these is the Internet of Things (IoT), which is essentially based on many other solutions, including radiofrequency identification (RFID). The report presents some aspects of the application of RFID in the management of warehousing processes, and also reveals some basic practices of trade and manufacturing enterprises in that field. The study represents the results of a survey focused on warehousing management practices in Bulgaria. The results reveal some fundamental aspects of radiofrequency identification practices as a prerequisite for smart warehousing. The general findings are related to the relatively low and insufficient level of RFID technology usage in the field of warehousing.


    Industry 4.0 laboratory

    Industry 4.0, Vol. 4 (2019), Issue 5, pg(s) 210-211

    Technological developments are fast and at industry level we have fourth industrial revolution going on. More and more new
    technologies are being applied to production to make it more efficient and more competitive. In order for new technologies to be better implemented and for the end user to be able to apply them to their industry, it is necessary for educational institutions to accompany the rapid development of technology and apply these new technologies in curricula.

  • The role of RFID technology in the intelligent manufacturing

    Industry 4.0, Vol. 3 (2018), Issue 6, pg(s) 326-329

    The manufacturing industry is facing high competitiveness from rivals and high demands from customers. Industry 4.0, as a new manufacturing paradigm, also imposes its demands. The main driver of Industry 4.0 is the development of new innovative technologies including information and communication technologies whose rapid development has given impetus to the development of automated data acquisition systems. The RFID technology is one of the key technologies for intelligent manufacturing that encompasses advanced information and manufacturing technologies. Although the RFID technology is used in Croatia (mostly for identifying persons, access control, payment control, etc.), there is no wider use of the RFID technology in the industry where the main problem of low competitiveness is caused by low levels of innovative capabilities and obsolete technological equipment. The EU strategic documents (e.g. Europe 2020, Digitising European Industry initiative) encourage the digital transformation of industry (with an emphasis on investment in technology and innovation). One of the goals of the Industrial Strategy of the Republic of Croatia 2014-2020 is to increase productivity. To achieve this goal and improve competitiveness it is necessary to increase the use of the RFID technology in industry as the basis for digital transformation.
    The goal of this paper is twofold: to present bibliometric literature review on the RFID technology, and to present advantages of the RFID technology in the context of intelligent manufacturing with reference to the case of Croatian economy.



    Innovations, Vol. 6 (2018), Issue 1, pg(s) 19-23

    Firms progressively search for new technologies and methods to develop sustainable competitive advantage. This article is aimed to investigate the pros and cons of integrating human RFID chip implants and Artificial Intelligence in the new digital global environment. The paper focuses on the new digital communication and machine culture, which rises between human and machine. It represents the unlimited industrial possibilities and potential of Artificial Intelligence. It also assesses the future risk that the world of human work being run by artificial management and the social impact to the public.

    In the past one hundred years, there were more global changes than in the previous one thousand years.