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Sensors 2015, 15(11), 29478-29510; doi:10.3390/s151129478

TF4SM: A Framework for Developing Traceability Solutions in Small Manufacturing Companies

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Departamento de Ingeniería de Sistemas Telemáticos, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Avenida Complutense n°30, Madrid 28040, Spain
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Departamento de Ingeniería Topográfica y Cartografía, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, UPM Campus Sur, Km 7.5 de la Autovía de Valencia, Madrid 28031, Spain
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Academic Editor: Albert M. K. Cheng
Received: 20 July 2015 / Revised: 26 October 2015 / Accepted: 18 November 2015 / Published: 20 November 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Cyber-Physical Systems)
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Abstract

Nowadays, manufacturing processes have become highly complex. Besides, more and more, governmental institutions require companies to implement systems to trace a product’s life (especially for foods, clinical materials or similar items). In this paper, we propose a new framework, based on cyber-physical systems, for developing traceability systems in small manufacturing companies (which because of their size cannot implement other commercial products). We propose a general theoretical framework, study the requirements of these companies in relation to traceability systems, propose a reference architecture based on both previous elements and build the first minimum functional prototype, to compare our solution to a traditional tag-based traceability system. Results show that our system reduces the number of inefficiencies and reaction time. View Full-Text
Keywords: traceability; real-time manufacturing; manufacturing execution system; cybernetic devices; cybernetic glove; cybernetic table; prosumer; RFID; Bluetooth traceability; real-time manufacturing; manufacturing execution system; cybernetic devices; cybernetic glove; cybernetic table; prosumer; RFID; Bluetooth
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Bordel Sánchez, B.; Alcarria, R.; Martín, D.; Robles, T. TF4SM: A Framework for Developing Traceability Solutions in Small Manufacturing Companies. Sensors 2015, 15, 29478-29510.

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