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Workflow and RFID enabled system for automated and paperless Warehouse operations

Objective

The major scientific & technical objective of the W-RESPONSE project is to investigate & assess the potential of combining workflow & RFID technology in order to implement a totally re-configurable & automated warehouse management system that could be easily adopted by the European SMEs independently of the business sector they belong. The configuration capabilities of the W-RESPONSE system itself will more or less position the overall solution as a Warehouse process automation system implementation platform, efficiently coping with both conventional barcode & emerging RFID technology. The core business objective of the project is to analyse the factors that present diversity per company and business sector (e.g. Product Labeling Model, Warehouse Operation Model, Warehouse Implementation Model etc) in order to provide a fully integrated corporate resource that could be widely adopted within the European SME community and evolve following the evolution of its user enterprises. The aim is to model all these factors and provide a system that could adjust to each deployment environment without the need to alter the code, but only through configuration activities. Moreover its configuration ability will enable enterprises to utilize the same software even when they wish to modify their operation model (e.g. building of a new larger warehouse), since the aim of the software itself will be to get embedded within the enterprise (not just used), and change according to the enterprise's requirements by its own personnel, as they understand the warehouse operation model and depict it in software configuration semantics. This is feasible only when the software has been built with meta-modeling techniques, employing a flexible way to design & simulate flows of activities & documents and incorporating strong mechanisms for performance monitoring for continuous improvement.

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-SME-1
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Funding Scheme

Cooperative - SMEs-Co-operative research contracts

Coordinator

POULIADIS ASSOCIATES CORPORATION
Address
142 Sygrou Avenue
Athens
Greece

Participants (7)

MESHED SYSTEMS GMBH
Germany
Address
Ottobrunner Strasse 76
Hohenkirchen-siegertsbrunn
ATOS ORIGIN, SOCIEDAD ANONIMA ESPANOLA
Spain
Address
Albarracin 25
Madrid
UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS
Cyprus
Address
75 Kallipoleos Street
Nicosia
THE UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
United Kingdom
Address
Stag Hill
Guildford/surrey
WARDI S.A DISTRIBUTION & LOGISTICS
Greece
Address
6, Anthousas Av.
Pallini
EGA SYSTEM S.L.
Spain
Address
C / Laguna, 84
Alcorcon
DAVID STEPS LTD
Cyprus
Address
Polifimou 4
Nicosia