Visible to the public Object event visibility for anti-counterfeiting in RFID-enabled product supply chains

TitleObject event visibility for anti-counterfeiting in RFID-enabled product supply chains
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsYao, X., Zhou, X., Ma, J.
Conference Name2015 Science and Information Conference (SAI)
Date PublishedJuly 2015
ISBN Number978-1-4799-8547-0
Keywordsanti-counterfeiting, anticounterfeiting, counterfeiting, counterfeiting activities, Databases, dynamically updated e-pedigree, e-pedigree, Engines, EPC-based events, event exception detection, event pedigree, object event visibility, object-based event “pedigree”, object-centric coding mechanism, production engineering computing, pubcrawl170112, radiofrequency identification, RFID-enabled product supply chain visibility, security, security measures, supply chain, supply chain management, Supply chains, system architecture framework, Taxonomy, track-and-trace

RFID-enabled product supply chain visibility is usually implemented by building up a view of the product history of its activities starting from manufacturing or even earlier with a dynamically updated e-pedigree for track-and-trace, which is examined and authenticated at each node of the supply chain for data consistence with the pre-defined one. However, while effectively reducing the risk of fakes, this visibility can't guarantee that the product is authentic without taking further security measures. To the best of our knowledge, this requires deeper understandings on associations of object events with the counterfeiting activities, which is unfortunately left blank. In this paper, the taxonomy of counterfeiting possibilities is initially developed and analyzed, the structure of EPC-based events is then re-examined, and an object-centric coding mechanism is proposed to construct the object-based event "pedigree" for such event exception detection and inference. On this basis, the system architecture framework to achieve the objectivity of object event visibility for anti-counterfeiting is presented, which is also applicable to other aspects of supply chain management.

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