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Radio Frequency Tagging for Track, Trace and Security Issues

Investigators
Clarke, Robb
Institutions
Michigan State University
Start date
2004
End date
2009
Objective
  1. Investigate using radio frequency identification (RFID) in the tracking, tracing and security issues for movement of goods through the supply chain.
  2. Examine multiple suppliers of RFID products for most efficient application for a particular purpose.
  3. Define applications best suited for homeland security and safety of agricultural packaging and shipments.
More information
NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: RFID can benefitially impact product and package movement through supply chains while increasing homeland security through track and trace capabilities. The impact is beginning to move beyond \'great potential\' and into the early adoptor stage. The purpose of this research is to learn more about how this technological impact will affect packaging.

APPROACH: Collect RFID tags, readers and software packages from various manufacturers for evaluation in the School of Packaging RFID laboratory. Test various combinations of these components in situations likely to be encountered in actual supply chain facilities, both locally, regionally, internationally or at border crossings. Evaluate how different agricultural products impact RFID useage from both the product and the packaging perspective.

Funding Source
Nat'l. Inst. of Food and Agriculture
Project source
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Project number
MICL01921
Accession number
180832
Categories
Packaging Residues
Food Defense and Integrity