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Date of Award
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Master of Science (MS)
Department of Technology
Haiyan S. Xie
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.
Sarathchandra, Ranathunga Arachchige Madhusha, "Design of an Rfid System for Asset Tracking and Inventory Management at Illinois State University" (2014). Theses and Dissertations. 268.
Figure5-3CurrentItemTaggingProcess.pdf (6 kB)
Figure5-8FlowChartDiagramoftheFullyAutomatedRFIDSystem.pdf (7 kB)
Figure5-9FlowChartDiagramoftheAnnualRFIDInventorySystem.pdf (8 kB)
Figure5-10ItemTaggingProcessinaRFIDSystem.pdf (6 kB)
Figure6-2FlowChartDiagramoftheSoftwareProgram.pdf (8 kB)
Figure51CurrentScenarioFlowChart.pdf (8 kB)