RFID-based decision support within maintenance management of urban tunnel systems

Document Type: Others

Authors

1 Department of IT Management, Electronic Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Industrial Management, Central Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

Abstract

Efficiently, tracking information related to components, materials and equipment from the production/construction phase to operation and maintenance is a challenge in the industries. The industry environment is a natural fit for generating and utilizing instance-level data for decision support. Advanced electronic identification and data storage technologies e.g. radio frequency identification (RFID), are used to identify equipment automatically and to integrate related information with equipment in various industries. The purpose of this paper is to explore and describe the impact of RFID-based decision support on maintenance management performance of urban tunnel systems. An RFID-based decision support – maintenance management model is theorized and tested with data collected from a sample of maintenance organizations using a structural equation methodology. This paper contributes to the RFID community by providing empirical insights into the impact of RFID-based decision support on maintenance management performance. This technology can potentially reduce the time for handling data in process of maintenance management. Timely and relevant information enables informed decision-making and causes to improvement for maintenance management performance

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