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European Horticulture Logistics Provider to Use RFID to Track Rolling Equipment

Less than six months from now, according to horticulture logistics supplier Container Centralen, all 3.5 million of its plant trolleys in Europe will be fitted with EPC Gen 2 RFID tags, as part of an effort to better control the company's inventory and reduce shrinkage and counterfeiting.

Container Centralen owns a variety of metal trolleys fitted with shelves and used by its customers-members of the horticultural supply chain-to transport plants. The firm is contractually bound to make the carts available, and to keep them in a good shape. Yet it battles counterfeits, has no information about the flow of its trolleys, and must add 150,000 trolleys annually to its pool to replace those missing or stolen. The company currently authenticates, or identifies and tracks, the carts visually.

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Less than six months from now, according to horticulture logistics supplier Container Centralen, all 3.5 million of its plant trolleys in Europe will be fitted with EPC Gen 2 RFID tags, as part of an effort to better control the company's inventory and reduce shrinkage and counterfeiting.

Container Centralen owns a variety of metal trolleys fitted with shelves and used by its customers-members of the horticultural supply chain-to transport plants. The firm is contractually bound to make the carts available, and to keep them in a good shape. Yet it battles counterfeits, has no information about the flow of its trolleys, and must add 150,000 trolleys annually to its pool to replace those missing or stolen. The company currently authenticates, or identifies and tracks, the carts visually.

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