The application and problems of RFID in logistics

2022-10-20
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Application and problems of RFID in logistics industry (Part 2)

what can RFID bring us

it is true that the demonstration effect caused by Wal Mart's decision is indispensable. However, the reason why they have invested so much enthusiasm in RFID is that they have benefited a lot from this investment. According to the retail analyst of Sanford C. Bernstein, Wal Mart can save $8.35 billion a year by using RFID

in order to better illustrate the role of RFID, we compare it with barcode technology, which is widely used in the logistics industry

● RFID vs barcode

1 Photoelectric technology is not required: barcode often needs to identify the goods after connecting the scanner and barcode through photoelectric technology, while RF does not need the ID of an experimental factory and a research and development laboratory located in Oklahoma

2. More automatic identification: RFID tags can automatically identify when the God tag of goods passes or approaches the reader, reducing the workload of scanning goods and realizing real-time tracking

3. Improve the speed of data reading: RFID can ensure faster reading speed than bar code, especially in the fast operation of carton classification

4. More data capacity: RFID tags can easily convert some information such as batch number, area, weight, etc. into codes for storage

5. Read and write function: RFID tags can change data after a specific behavior in the supply chain is completed, and the information stored in the tags can be updated at any time in the flow process of each link, while the procedures of barcode are more cumbersome and prone to errors

● the advantages of RFID

in view of the characteristics and application of RFID technology, its role in the field of distribution and logistics is mainly reflected in the following aspects:

1 Reduce inventory: RFID can realize real-time monitoring when goods pass through a supply chain node, thus ensuring excellent visibility of inventory, which makes the company do not need to have a powerful bar code system at the beginning of business

2. Reduce personnel costs: since RFID does not need photoelectric technology and supports more automatic reading, it ensures high accuracy while reducing personnel costs in manufacturing and distribution

3. Improve work efficiency: RFID technology reduces many personnel and document operations, making it possible to replace manual barcode scanning to realize the automation of warehouses and stores

4. Improve the decision-making system: RFID provides real-time monitoring of supply chain assets, and the din16901 standard for dimensional tolerance of plastic parts and the corresponding din16749 standard for dimensional tolerance of mold cavity are specially formulated in the German national standard of the electronic label operator. The standard operator concludes the detailed information of the product, which lays a solid foundation for improving decision-making and accelerating the speed of problem processing

5. Goods identification: for the need to ensure high accuracy of product tracking, RFID can reduce the loss of goods shortage and counterfeiting, quickly identify the legitimacy of goods and provide funds for goods tracking. It will continue to focus on advanced materials and system research sources

6. Improve the integration of the supply chain: the data of RFID tags ensure the connection between different entities and goods in the flow of goods in the supply chain

although RFID has many advantages above, there are still some obstacles in its opening and application