Much of the hype surrounding radio frequency identification (RFID) highlights retail environments and store inventory management. Here's how the technology is driving forward warehouse operations, too.
Analyst Insight: Improving supply chain visibility has been a major emphasis for supply chain executives since at least 2010, when it became apparent that better visibility into the end-to-end supply chain can lay the foundation for business stakeholders to connect and collaborate within their value network. Rapidly improving technology, including RFID and sensor networks, has made it easier to track assets and products as they move through the entire supply chain. - John Johnson, Senior Content Specialist, Gartner Supply Chain
The ocean shipping industry has traditionally used EDI for shipment tendering, booking and milestone tracking. A new solution has emerged that leverages near real time vessel tracking data to improve shipment planning and tracking.
View Technologies has made commercially available the Echo 300 and Echo 302 smart antennas for capturing real-time data for items incorporating RAIN RFID (Passive UHF) tags in retail, manufacturing and logistics.
Checkpoint Systems Inc., a provider of merchandise-availability applications for the retail industry, has developed a Micro RFID (radio frequency identification) label for health, beauty and cosmetics products.