Lesson 4: Decommission a Tag That Fails Quality Assurance
In Lesson 3: Create Assemblies from Parts, you learned how to use BizTalk RFID to print an RFID tag for an assembly of parts by using the Contoso device simulator. The RFID tag was then used to group individual parts that were received into inventory into an assembly. In this lesson, you will learn how to decommission a tag after simulating that the assembly failed a quality assurance (QA) check.
In practice, manufacturing companies will usually have automated testing equipment in place to run a series of QA checks. If the tests pass the checks, the assembly is permitted to be put into stock/inventory, shipped to a customer, or some other use. If the tests fail the checks, a separate process would take place to troubleshoot, repair, replace, or discard the assembly. This scenario assumes that the item is to be discarded and the assembly tag must be decommissioned so that it contains no data.