RFID in Logistics
With the advent of modern technology, shipping and receiving of goods is made easier and more accurate. In Logistics, RFID works by allowing authorized personnel to receive goods confidently without the need of opening the box and check for each item delivered. Instead of evaluating each item, RFID system, through its antenna, scans the box, confirms its content and delivers it to the stores. Through the use of RFID, operational efficiency is obtained. In fact, RFID enhances the speed of operation by as much as 22%.
RFID technology has significantly improve logistics management by reducing the incidence of theft and damage of reusable assets which include gas containers, roll cages, bins, racks, totes and shipping containers. RFID technology actually helps in locating and tracking of reusable assets. It ensures that the assets are on its appropriate places and reduces the cost of procuring another set of reusable assets due to misplacement. In general, RFID technology positively affects Logistics management by improving the availability of reusable assets and enhancing operational efficiency in the industry.
This next generation technology proves to be effective in increasing productivity, maximizing accuracy and streamlining inventory in logistics. RFID Readers are capable of scanning multiple RFID Tags attached to each item in the box and pallets simultaneously. In fact, RFID readers can scan at least 400 RFID tags per second without human intervention. Nevertheless, logistics personnel are guaranteed with accurate inventory despite minimal human intervention.
Furthermore, RFID technology guarantees efficiency throughout the supply chain by increasing the level of accuracy during inventory. In fact, RFID tagging allows companies to determine the real time availability of their assets. In effect, companies are able to meet the demand of their customers immediately.