Volume 7 Issue 2 - July 2016

  • 1. Iot in logistics- smart product tracking solution

    Authors : Pooja S Babu, Namboodiri Akash Prasad

    Pages : 144-149

    DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.21172/1.72.524

    Keywords : Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, Raspberry Pi, RFID, ZigBee, IR Sensors, Cloud computing,

    Abstract :

    The paper proposes a less cumbersome and more efficient product tracking methodology. The existing method remotes the factory officials from access to real time information about the product. It requires that most of the details are updated manually. A more efficient design is a system which automates the whole process by eliminating the need for manual intervention. A convenient shift from a desktop to an app based ecosystem, promotes the hands-on-control aspect of the system. The paper tries to analyze and suggest a mechanism to smoothen the end-to-end logistics of a B2B scenario. It aims at designing and implementing an end to end product tracking mechanism, using a Raspberry Pi as a central hub, RFIDs and IR sensors for product identification, An Android app supplements the smooth ordering process and live tracking the product using Google Map in the app. the system also includes ZigBee network that is designed to facilitate the automated parking solution for incoming and outgoing trucks and other vehicles