RFID as an enabler of maintenance management
AbstractObjective: Efficiently, tracking information related to components, materials and equipment from the production/construction phase to operations and maintenance is a challenge in the industries. Methodology: Advanced electronic identification and data storage technologies e.g. radio frequency identification (RFID), are used to identify equipment automatically and to integrate related information with equipment in various industries. The aim of this paper is to present an overview of the state-of-the-art RFID technology in asset and maintenance management. Results: In this research, author has looked into different studies and identified some clear advantages of RFID. Maintenance managers can use RFID solutions in order to accurately track movable assets, reducing manual processes through automated scanning and data entry lead to improve productivity, eliminating the costly errors associated with manual inventory, including missed or mis-categorized assets. Conclusion: This technology can potentially reduce the time for handling data in process of maintenance management. Timely and relevant information enables informed decision-making and offers improvement for productivity, safety and security.