Regional purchase orders dissemination and shipments aggregation of agricultural products with interworking EPC network and EDI system

Jin Mitsugi, Yuki Sato, Takehiro Yokoishi, Takashi Tashiro, Tomohiko Eda, Keiji Sato, Yasurou Kishi

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Abstract

This paper proposes an Electronic Product Code (EPC) based supply chain visibility system framework which interworks with Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) system which manages its orders and inventory with non-EPC stock keeping units (SKU) and their quantity. The feature of the framework is the cascadable packing/shipping management, which enables regional dissemination of purchase order and shipment aggregation. The feature is enabled by an EPC event interpreter which demands minimal modification to EDI systems. We implemented the framework in an agricultural products commerce system in which the inventory is distributed in multiple farmers and collectors. We confirmed the functionality and performance of the framework through one-months pilot commerce operation with over 150 transactions. We found 54% of the orders involve multiple products and 27% of orders exceeds the shipment free threshold. It was revealed that the regional order dissemination and shipment aggregation function is attractive both to farmers and consumers because we can provide various assortment of regional agricultural products in one commerce site. In addition, we can reduce the shipment cost and shipment labors of farmers by regionally aggregating shipments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 IEEE International Conference on RFID-Technologies and Applications, RFID-TA 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Dec 1
Event2013 IEEE International Conference on RFID-Technologies and Applications, RFID-TA 2013 - Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Duration: 2013 Sep 42013 Sep 5

Publication series

Name2013 IEEE International Conference on RFID-Technologies and Applications, RFID-TA 2013

Other

Other2013 IEEE International Conference on RFID-Technologies and Applications, RFID-TA 2013
CountryMalaysia
CityJohor Bahru
Period13/9/413/9/5

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Keywords

  • EDI
  • EPCIS
  • Supply Chain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Communication

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Mitsugi, J., Sato, Y., Yokoishi, T., Tashiro, T., Eda, T., Sato, K., & Kishi, Y. (2013). Regional purchase orders dissemination and shipments aggregation of agricultural products with interworking EPC network and EDI system. In 2013 IEEE International Conference on RFID-Technologies and Applications, RFID-TA 2013 [6694528] (2013 IEEE International Conference on RFID-Technologies and Applications, RFID-TA 2013). https://doi.org/10.1109/RFID-TA.2013.6694528