RFID is a technology that uses radio waves to transmit information. An RFID system consists of readers antennas, tags and a computer system. The tag identifies itself to the reader by sending a unique identification number through a radio link. The RFID reader can read or write data from or to RFID tags using radio signals. There is a range of RFID hardware manufacturers, and one can always have more than one alternative for specific needs.
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) systems are revolutionizing the way businesses track goods and manage their inventory. RFID solutions can take your business to a new level of efficiency by offering greater visibility into your inventory as it moves across the supply chain.
One of the key differences between RFID and bar code technology is RFID eliminates the need for line-of-sight reading that bar coding depends on. Also, RFID scanning can be done at greater distances than bar code scanning.
RFID system can be used in your supply chain processes for the automation of the inbound goods receiving, outbound shipments, as well as, production processes.