What is RFID?
RFID stands for Radio Frequency Identification, a technology that uses radio waves to identify and track objects automatically. It comprises tags, readers, and a backend system that processes and manages the collected data. RFID tags are small electronic devices that contain a microchip and an antenna. These tags can be attached to products, containers, or assets, enabling them to be uniquely identified and tracked throughout the supply chain.
How RFID Works in Logistics and Supply Chain Management?
RFID in supply chain technology operates on the principle of wireless communication between tags and readers. When an RFID reader emits radio waves, the RFID tag within its range detects the signal and responds by transmitting its unique identification information back to the reader. This quick data exchange does not require line-of-sight contact, making RFID an efficient and reliable solution for tracking goods in various supply chain environments.