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Date of Award

10-9-2014

Document Type

Thesis and Dissertation-ISU Access Only

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Department of Technology

First Advisor

Haiyan S. Xie

Abstract

Illinois State University (ISU) Facilities Management reports misplacement of university assets worth $176,495.20 (which equals to 0.1086% of total assets) annually according to the last 5 years' data. According to the State of Illinois Government regulations, that amount should not exceed 0.1%. The current barcode scanning process for asset tracking and inventory management lacks efficiency in controlling the misplacement rate. Among the present technologies, a system of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology could be used to track assets in the university. The purpose of this thesis is to explore the best ways of developing and implementing an RFID system for Illinois State University. The author proposes to implement a campus-wide RFID system for automatic tracking of university assets. The proposed system will help Facilities Management to improve the efficiency and accuracy in tracking all valuable assets, especially when they have been moved from where they belong.

Comments

Imported from ProQuest Sarathchandra_ilstu_0092N_10378.pdf

Page Count

98

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