Optimizing Efficiency Using a Low-Cost RFID-Based Inventory Management System

Imasha Bandara, Oluyomi Simpson, Yichuang Sun

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Abstract

This paper presents the design and evaluation of an RFID-based laboratory equipment tracking system, aimed at enhancing research laboratory inventory management, security, and operations. The process of designing and deploying the RFID infrastructure involves careful selection of RFID components, a microcontroller, and inventory management software. This includes database construction, cloud connection, and graphical user interface development, with a focus on prioritizing real-time data tracking, ensuring data accuracy, and creating user-friendly interfaces. The RFID-based Lab Inventory Management System simplifies laboratory resource management by employing RFID Reader units and tags at specific locations for accurate monitoring. The strategic placement of RFID readers in crucial areas enhances real-time tracking capabilities. Integration with Hostinger connectivity offers an intuitive GUI and centralized database, streamlining operations. The use of resource-efficient RFID tags and reader kits, along with a wide range of hardware solutions, helps reduce costs. Overall, the proposed system's effectiveness lies in its ability to improve laboratory accountability and resource management through real-time tracking, access to historical data, and user-friendly control interfaces.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2024 IEEE 20th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference: IWCMC 2024 27-31 May 2024
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 27 Mar 2024
Event20th IEEE International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, IWCMC 2024 - Adams Beach Hotel, Ayia Napa, Cyprus
Duration: 27 May 202431 May 2024
Conference number: 20
https://iwcmc.net/2024/index.php

Conference

Conference20th IEEE International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, IWCMC 2024
Abbreviated titleIWCMC 2024
Country/TerritoryCyprus
City Ayia Napa
Period27/05/2431/05/24
Internet address

Keywords

  • Data Accessibility
  • RFID
  • Real-Time Visibility
  • Laboratory Inventory

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