RFID in Logistics | Radio Frequency Identification | Logistics

RFID IN LOGISTICSu

Ankit Anshu Amit Nilay Radhika Shaily

RFID ´Radio Frequency Identification«
y ´RFID is a wireless link to uniquely identify

objects or people.µ
y RFID systems include y Electronic devices called

transponders or tags. y Reader electronics to communicate with the tags.

its data is captured by the reader and can be transferred to a host computer. y When a transponder enters a read zone.How RFID works ? y These systems communicate via radio signals that carry data either unidirectional or bidirectional. .

How it works ? ? .

y Can store huge amount of information. y Multiple tags can be read simultaneously. y Provides Read/write options.RFID v/s Barcode y No Line of Sight required. .

y Two Ways:- oKeyless entry and ignition system.RFID in FedEx« y FedEx delivers approximately 3. .2 million parcels daily and operates a fleet of more than 42. oTracking system.500 vehicles worldwide.

Keyless entry and ignition« y RFID readers mounted at each of the four doors to the delivery vehicle. . y Transponder wristband.

. the door unlocks for five seconds.Keyless entry and ignition« y The transponder·s code is compared to ones in the system·s memory. y If it is a match.

a new code can be reprogrammed in a matter of seconds.Keyless entry and ignition« y With RFID. . FedEx delivery personnel are freed from the hassles of juggling their keys while carrying armloads of packages. y If a wristband is misplaced.

Tracking system« y Encoding station y RFID smart tags are applied to every package. y From here on the packages are generally sent to the conveyor system to be loaded. y Each tag information is entered in the FedEx Super system database. .

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Conveyor System« .

truck. y While on the way to destination the delivery truck.Destination tracking« y The shipment can be automatically directed to the appropriate dock door. . etc. carrier. airplane are constantly kept track of by the transponders on them.

Satellite Tracking« .

. y Optimize internal operations with accurate asset management. y Offer less costly transportation services.Advantages of RFID in Logistics« y Eliminate plant interruptions at just-in-time clients. with guaranteed visibility.

. y Logistics providers can determine the time of delivery for this package. and determine if expedited service is necessary. y Using RFID to determine the location of the package and the progress of fulfilling a customer order.Eliminate plant interruptions at just-intime clients.

Using RFID to gauge the location and the status of these assets.Optimize internal operations y Companies use RFID-based technologies to assess whether a trailer is present in the yard. logistics providers can significantly reduce asset use . y . is empty or already loaded.

y Thus minimizing the efforts of yard operators to place and locate trailers. .Optimize internal operations y The provider is kept up to date on the location of assets and space availability in its yard.

Less costly transportation services« y A logistics provider like Horizon Lines can target importers in these verticals. . y RFID technology gives Logistics provider uninterrupted visibility of the vehicles and packages.

Conclusion y Companies should consider implementing RFID and logistics management techniques. y It will reduce cost. increase control and availability. decrease chances of loss of assets due to various factors as well as prove to be very economical. as they will greatly benefit from it. .

. y They have to understand that asset management will be a key factor in improving customer satisfaction as well as help in customer retention. which is not as efficient as RFID.Conclusion y Most of them are currently using manual techniques.

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