Smart companies are striving to reduce costs, improve service, and increase ROI (return on investment) throughout the supply chain. Automation-based solutions can play a crucial role in meeting those goals, and many organizations consider radio frequency identification (RFID) technology a major force in transforming global supply chain automation and visibility. It’s hard to manage what you can’t see. End-to-end visibility helps streamline the supply chain by promptly detecting, reporting, and resolving operational anomalies. It also allows shippers to track assets and shipment status in real time, with maximum traceability.
RFID increases equipment, inventory, and business process visibility. It also increases efficiency by optimizing business processes and automating asset and inventory management. The technology also streamlines data-capture procedures and increases accuracy by eliminating error-prone manual processes, and helps reduce labor costs. It provides real-time, up-to-date information across the entire supply chain.
RFID solutions can help lower operating costs, increase distribution center throughput, maximize on-time deliveries, and improve customer service and satisfaction. Automated systems have helped many companies optimize asset and inventory management in internal or closed-loop solutions in which RFID tracks assets, such as vehicles, equipment, and returnable transport items, which stay within the company.
RFID is evolving in many intriguing directions. Companies are increasingly interested in using active RFID tags as sensors to ensure food safety by monitoring temperatures in different areas on refrigerated trailers. Similarly RFID technologies can play an important role in helping shippers and logistics service providers gain visibility into the global supply chain. RFID technologies can play an important role in helping shippers and logistics service providers gain visibility into the global supply chain.
Taking control of the entire supply chain, from inbound logistics, over a complex distribution network of central warehouses, distribution warehouses and transportation terminals, to the final delivery at the customer’s premises, requires a bird’s eye view on the operation. Traditional supply chain execution systems fall short of tracking and tracing the order through all supply chain disciplines such as order, warehouse and transportation management. Once it leaves the warehouse, it is in the hands of a disparate system.
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