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A Study on Applying RFID Systems of Korean Pharmaceutical Industry

  • Kwang NamGung
  • Yongjung Choi
  • Youngho Kwon
  • Chulwoo Jun
  • Seongjin Park
  • Jaejong Han
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 206)

Abstract

In order to streamline the distribution process, the Korean government is currently preparing for a policy that mandates introducing RFID systems to various industrial participants that belong to the supply chain. Different from the industrial products, medical products are subject to a strict regulation on activities such as manufacture, distribution and consumption since it is directly related to people’s life and health. This paper outlines RFID item-level tagging systems, a world first implemented by H pharmaceutical company and demonstrates the strategies based upon its accumulated experience along with the effect of introducing RFID systems.

Keywords

Pharmaceutical Industry RFID Item level tagging Packaging materials Tag encoder Shipment verifier 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kwang NamGung
    • 1
  • Yongjung Choi
    • 1
  • Youngho Kwon
    • 1
  • Chulwoo Jun
    • 1
  • Seongjin Park
    • 1
  • Jaejong Han
    • 1
  1. 1.Hanmi ITSeoulKorea

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