TMLT331, D001, Fall 12
20 January 2013
Benefits of Radio-frequency Identification (RFID) Technology on Transpiration
Radio-frequency identification (RFID) is evolving into a key technological component for many supply chains and transportation. This system offers the transportation and logistics industry many benefits. The use of RFID technology in the transportation industry gives firms greater visibility of their assets and allows them to track only a few items or assets at a times such as; cars, shipping containers, and trailers. Some advantages include, automated yard management, optimization of container stowage, streamlined ground support equipment operations, smoother cargo operations, and easy vehicle tracking. Radio-frequency identification (RFID) has is evolving into a key technological component for many supply chains and transportation. This system uses tags, or label attached to packages to be identified from the supply chain and to the customer. This way system uses transponders that can act on their own to transmit as signal that can be picked up by readers called interrogators. These interrogators read the signal from the tag which reports where the item is in the supply chain. One example of RFID technology is Common Access Card (CAC) used by military personnel and government employees to access their computer and certain areas within their workplaces. CAC cards are also known as Smart Cards. These cards have RFID tags embedded on them for storing personal information specific to each individual user. RFID can be used to a variety of functions, such as: tracking of goods, tracking or people, and access management. Another use for RFID technology is inventory systems. Wal-Mart is a perfect example of a firm that used this technology. Wal-Mart uses RFID reduce inventory discrepancies and to...