The unique advantages of RFID technology enable it to improve the efficiency of transportation, warehousing, production and sales in the process of supply chain management. As technology advances and costs decrease, RFID technology will be widely used in supply chain management.
Benefits of RFID in Supply Chain Management
- Wide adaptability to the environment, waterproof, anti-magnetic, high temperature resistant;
- Long reading distance, fast read command;
- Configurable password protection;
- Long-term data retention time;
- Long data retention time;
- The stored information can be read&write by RFID warehouse inventory management many times and can be used repeatedly.
Use of RFID in Logistics
Load RFID tags on goods and trucks, and install the RFID label reader inside the trucks. Then, all business links, including suppliers, distributors, and customers, can know the location, status, and estimated arrival time of the goods in real time through the Internet. The application of RFID tags for inventory management can reduce the cost of traditional GPS positioning. Through the GIS geographic analysis system of the operation center, it is possible to realize the fast dispatchs and route optimization of cargo vehicles, and improve the utilization rate of vehicles.
RFID Warehouse Management
By pasting RFID tags on the goods, each product has its unique ID number. By reading the information in the tag through the RFID reader, the warehouse administrator can automatically inventory the goods in stock and update the data to the management center in real time.
By introducing advanced forklift truck-mounted systems, companies can make inventory management intelligent and automated, improving space utilization and storage accuracy. When the goods with RFID tags are transported to the warehouse entrance, the goods information will be read by the reader of RFID based warehouse management system, and the information will be transmitted to the data management system. After the data center calculates the position of the goods, it sends the data to form the inventory instruction to the forklift truck system, and the goods will be stored in the corresponding location as required. Automatic operation can also be realized when goods leaving the warehouse.
RFID Technology for Manufacturing
By installing RFID tags on various raw materials, components, semi-finished products, finished products and other items, the manufacturer effectively achieves tracking, identification and automatic monitoring of items on the production line. This makes it possible to quickly find the raw materials and parts required for the production line of the complicated inventory, thereby greatly reduce the cost and error rates of personal identification, and effectively improving the production efficiency of the production line. At the same time, through the tracking management of RFID tags, you can find the cause of product quality problems, so as to achieve effective control of product quality. Using RFID’s real-time monitoring technology, the manufacturer can also improve the efficiency of JIT production.
RFID Technology for Sales
Product information can be encrypted through RFID technology, which can greatly reduce the possibility of counterfeit and shoddy products circulating in the market. This maintains the competitive advantages of businesses and the interests of consumers. The technology of DTB RFID in supply chain management can realize the rapid and intelligent inventory of products in shopping malls, reduce the waiting time in queue, and reduce the theft rate by monitoring the goods.