The Role of RFID to Improve Materials Flow in Mega-projects Site

Document Type: Others


1 Department of Industrial Engineering of K.N. Toosi University of Technology

2 Department of Industrial Engineering of Science and Culture University


In according to quantity of various consumption materials in construction sites of complex projects such as oil industry, infrastructure, and large scale commercial, management and monitoring of materials can affect on the final time and cost of project’s activities. In today’s world of rising labor costs and labor shortages, automated materials tracking can provide some advantage to improve activity execution and consequently reach to project’s goals. Potential values of RFID technology in materials traceability and real time information can help us about status of materials to better management of them. In this paper, we categorize the materials management errors removable by RFID and show how RFID can eliminate these errors and simultaneously bring some other benefits to reduce time and cost in construction project sites.