RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) is an innovative technology of automatic object identification (materials, goods, packaging, equipment etc.) by means of radio tags.
Besides tags, RFID infrastructure is composed of the following: an IT solution that reads and processes data and readers that emit radio waves; the readers are composed of an antenna and a radio transmitter with a decoder. RFID connected with an ERP system gives a detailed and available in real time information on where the tagged object is or where it is being transferred.
Inside the company and in the supply chain
RFID solutions may be used by all members of the supply chain, for manufacturers, distributors and retailers. By investing in RFID one may increase the efficiency of cooperation in the whole chain. That is why all over the world such giants as Walmart or Metro Group decide on RFID. As is common with EDI (electronic data interchange) solutions, they convince their suppliers to implement RFID, those in turn encourage theirs etc.
RFID technology opens, however, huge possibilities of innovation inside large companies of complex logistic processes. The more complicated the processes, the more can be gained by a ...
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