RFID Tags Help Improve Supply Chain Management

June 21st 2018 15:00:00 PM



RFID stands for “radio frequency identification” tags. These tags are tracking devices composed of a small antenna, a microchip, and sometimes a battery. With the ability to hold larger amounts of data than a one-dimensional barcode, RFID can provide an extremely accurate picture of your inventory’s numbers and locations with very little labor required.

RFID tags are probably most famous as tags used in retail security, but they can also be used in your warehouse. Think of them like tracking collars on search and rescue dogs; they emit a frequency that helps you track and manage inventory moving rapidly through your warehouse. Because RFID tags can transmit data across distances easily, they’re perfect for large warehouse spaces.

Speed and convenience are two positive attributes of RFID tags. Because they don’t require a point to scan or tap to scan method, they reduce human error. They can, however, be expensive to install and use when compared to traditional barcodes. You also can’t secure them, so that may be a risk.

You’ll need to weigh the pros and cons of adding RFID to your inventory management procedures. RFID offers the latest in dealing with rapidly moving inventory, but it’s not right for everyone. Scanco is here to help you decide how best to proceed.

Contact Scanco online or at (330) 645-9959 to learn more about your many options for scanning software in your warehouse and beyond.

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