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Construction of logistics laboratory based on RFID

1 introduction

in recent years, China's logistics economy has shown a rapid development trend. The shortage of logistics talents has also led to the relatively lagging education and training of logistics professionals gradually stepping into the fast lane in the past two years. At present, China's logistics higher education is more theory oriented than practice oriented. Therefore, the Teaching Steering Committee of the Ministry of education suggests that colleges and universities should improve the logistics practice teaching system, advocate reducing the teaching of theoretical courses and increasing practical contents such as experiments and computer use

driven by scientific and technological progress and management technology innovation, global logistics has entered the era of supply chain. Some new technologies and concepts have also jumped into people's vision. RFID has the ability of whole process tracking and operation management in the supply chain from the production point to the final consumption point. It can realize the identification of logistics operation tools and the automatic identification of operations, so as to realize the automation of warehouse management, inventory management, location assignment management, supplier inventory management, precious commodity management, and realize the whole process supply chain security monitoring. It has broad application prospects. Therefore, the establishment of RFID logistics laboratory is of great significance to strengthen the practical teaching of Logistics Specialty in our university

2 characteristics of RFID logistics laboratory

the RFID Logistics Laboratory of Shanghai Maritime University focuses on the concept of "digital logistics", that is, the new technology of RFID will be fully integrated into the software and hardware of the whole laboratory, and strive to achieve the digitalization and informatization of all experimental projects. It fully reflects the characteristics of modern digital logistics. The main features are as follows:

(1) integrating the new RFID technology

rfid is the abbreviation of radio frequency identification, namely radio frequency identification, also known as electronic tag. RFID radio frequency identification technology is a non-contact automatic identification technology, which automatically identifies the target object and obtains relevant data through radio frequency signals

compared with the bar code and two-dimensional code widely used in the logistics field, this electronic label has obvious advantages in the following aspects: first, it can read and write from a long distance; Second, it is not affected by the environment, and can still maintain its working performance in the general harsh environment; Third, information can be stored and modified; Fourth, it can be used repeatedly. And the identification work does not need manual intervention, which is conducive to improving the efficiency, accuracy and security of the logistics system

how to better and faster integrate RFID technology into the existing logistics system is an important task for Chinese people. The establishment of this laboratory will enable students to strengthen their understanding of the application of the latest RFID technology in the logistics field, promote the popularization of RFID technology, and conduct application research on relevant cutting-edge technologies

(2) digital logistics

many links of traditional logistics need manual intervention, and different companies may use different standards and different systems, so they cannot be completely digital. Through the use of electronic labels and the promotion of corresponding international standards, the information of the whole supply chain can be fully shared, thus making logistics digitalization possible

what is the situation now? Usually we exchange information through, fax or e-mail, and in addition, people convey information about goods. In fact, this is not what we want. We don't want people to do these things. We want machines to do these things. The ideal state is that we don't need manual systems for automatic information exchange. The significance of digital logistics is that through information sharing, all links in the supply chain are more closely linked, the management is more efficient, and more profits are brought. Therefore, logistics enterprises will strive to promote logistics digitalization

by instilling the concept of digital logistics into students in practical teaching, students can be more exposed to the most cutting-edge ideas, so as to stimulate their imagination and strive to improve our logistics system in the future

(3) positioned in warehouse management and POS retail system

the logistics supply chain covers a wide range, from raw material supply to the whole life cycle of products purchased by customers. This process includes many logistics activities, mainly 4. Changes include procurement, warehousing, distribution, packaging, transportation, retail, etc. One sided pursuit of greatness and perfection not only wastes a lot of human and material resources, but also fails to highlight the key points. Considering the difficulty of the school's implementation, distribution and transportation are not suitable for the school's practical training, so we focus on the storage and retail links, and concentrate limited resources to make these two areas bigger and stronger

on this basis, we also organically combine warehousing and retail, and use RFID technology to share information between them. It breaks through the disadvantages of traditional manual operation, correctly and efficiently handles business, and makes students fully feel the charm of digital logistics

we have also fully considered the scalability of the system, so as to realize system expansion and upgrading when conditions permit in the future

(4) jointly build laboratories with enterprises

a good laboratory should have good participants and good topics, so as to achieve good results. We actively adopt the strategy of "going out and welcoming in", reach cooperation with some logistics companies, and combine the advantages of both parties to promote the application of RFID technology in the field of warehousing and logistics. Lab 2.7 curve point by point traversal function: click the force and deformation value on the curve with the mouse to serve the development, research, teaching and other purposes of both parties

our strength in this field has been greatly strengthened through cooperation with mature companies that provide software in the supply chain and logistics industry and focus on RFID technology development and research. So as to better provide students with a more practical logistics practice teaching environment. Through learning and understanding the latest mainstream software in the market, students can strengthen their understanding of the supply chain management mode and the latest RFID technology, so that they can benefit directly and contribute to the society

3 RFID logistics laboratory layout and functional area division

3.1 RFID logistics laboratory layout

the RFID Logistics Laboratory of Shanghai Maritime University consists of RFID laboratory and RFID three-dimensional warehouse laboratory

the laboratory network adopts b/s architecture, which is easy to maintain and upgrade. All system software is on the server side, and each partition runs the client through the IE browser

3.2 functional area division of RFID logistics laboratory

rfid logistics laboratory mainly includes four functional areas: three-dimensional warehouse, pallet shelf, POS retail and office. The software, hardware and functions of each functional area are described as follows:

(1) stereoscopic warehouse area:

its main hardware equipment includes: stereoscopic warehouse stacker system, conveyor belt system, bar code scanner, color recognizer, RFID reader and antenna, electronic tag, electronic tag and master computer

corresponding software systems include: main control system of three-dimensional warehouse

this area is mainly responsible for the practical training of warehousing business, and can set up experimental projects such as three-dimensional warehouse equipment cognition, three-dimensional warehouse location planning and RFID three-dimensional warehouse system. Students can have a deeper understanding of modern logistics equipment through the actual operation of the three-dimensional warehouse system; In addition, by comparing the efficiency difference between using RFID technology and not using it, students can feel the changes brought by the application of RFID technology in the three-dimensional warehouse system and have a deeper understanding of the benefits brought by the application of RFID technology

on the basis of the original three-dimensional warehouse experimental system of the school, this functional area adds RFID equipment and independently develops supporting software systems, so as to use the least resources and achieve the best results

(2) pallet shelf area:

its main hardware equipment includes: pallet shelf, two sets of access control systems, cargo area monitoring system, conveyor belt system, small touch screen, hydraulic trolley, pallet, RFID reader and antenna, electronic tag and main control computer

corresponding software systems include: access control management system, cargo area monitoring system

this area is mainly responsible for the practical training of warehousing business, and can set up experimental projects such as arrival acceptance, in warehouse inventory, goods sorting, transportation system planning and design. The access control system will demonstrate the situation when the goods enter the warehouse. The pallet shelf is divided into two areas. The goods will be displayed on the information kiosk in which goods enter. When the goods pass through the conveyor belt, the relevant data will also be collected by the terminal. All this is done by the computer reading the information in the electronic tag on the goods through the RFID reader without manual intervention. The RFID technology not only greatly improves the efficiency, but also is not easy to make mistakes. The specific location of the goods is also very intuitive, so there will be no trouble in finding the stacking place of the goods. Therefore, through the introduction of RFID technology, the traditional storage system has achieved a qualitative leap. With the increasingly fierce competition in the home appliance industry, a comprehensive and extensive application is just around the corner. And we have given students a very intuitive perception of this new technology in advance, which will surely benefit them immensely

(3) POS retail area:

its main hardware equipment includes: supermarket shelves, POS machines, RFID barcode printers, barcode scanners, handheld RFID readers, RFID readers and antennas, electronic tags and master computers

corresponding software systems include POS retail system and electronic label printing system

this area is mainly used to simulate POS retail and carry out secondary processing and value-added activities for goods in stock, such as labeling, price labeling, packaging change, packaging of promotional gifts, etc. It can set up POS retail business simulation, packaging operation training, electronic label printing and other experimental projects

supermarkets are closely connected with our daily life, especially the one-stop shopping mode of large supermarkets greatly facilitates our shopping. But have you ever looked for something and couldn't find it? Do you have to wait in line to check out? For businesses, do you often have to input numbers manually because the barcode cannot be read out? Do you not know the specific information of the goods on the shelf, such as quantity, effective date, etc., and have to send people to check the goods from time to time, which is usually time-consuming, laborious and often wrong? All the problems can be solved in our simulated POS retail system. The reason is that we have integrated RFID technology, which makes it possible to obtain useful information quickly and accurately

let students feel the infinite charm of RFID technology again through practical training. Increase their interest in modern logistics, and guide them to contact and understand more updated new technologies and concepts of modern logistics, so as to better serve the society in the future. (4) Office area:

its main hardware equipment includes: server, PC and corresponding network equipment

corresponding software systems include RFID logistics laboratory system platform and integrated logistics management system

this area is the information hub of the entire RFID logistics laboratory. It has computers respectively connected to each functional area, which can be used for on-site management and goods inspection. Liaoning Panjin Fine Chemical Industrial Park and Liaoning Northern New Material Industrial Park are used for radiation inspection, tally, scheduling, handheld terminal information processing and other business control. It is supplemented by some logistics system software to simulate the logistics business process, enable students to understand the logistics process and logistics concept from a macro perspective, and improve students' logistics operation ability and logistics management through logistics operation process drills

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