The advancement of technology in supply chains has only added in getting the latter smarter by the day. Supply chains across the world, every day, need to ensure that their processes are devoid of issues related to material flow disruption, quality, data visibility, and integrity to name a few. RFID as a technology holds the power to handle such disruptions and much more.
Since its first commercial use as a security tag in 1966, RFID (Radio-frequency identification) has continued to make significant performance shifts across supply chains of different industries. RFID is known to be an advanced version of Barcodes and displays faster and efficient results. Unlike barcodes, RFID tags can be read from anywhere in their electromagnetic field range along with the capacity to read multiple tags at one time. This not only promotes higher read rates but also reduces human intervention significantly, making them error-free.
Typically, businesses use any one of the two types of RFID tags, namely Active RFID and Passive RFID tags. Active RFID tags require a power source and have a higher implementation cost. Passive RFID tags, on the other hand, rely on power sources within external RFID tag readers. Passive RFID tags are therefore read when a product is sold, leaves or enters a store, or moves through other connected “read points.” In a properly controlled situation, like a store, passive RFID can increase the visibility without the expensive costs of an active RFID tag.
Benefits of RFID:
At BCI, we have been offering business automation solutions to the global RFID market.
Using a combination of hardware and software solutions, we have helped organizations across diverse industry verticals including Automotive, Pharma, FMCG, Consumer durable, Oil & Gas and Retail item level RFID applications in automating their manufacturing operations. Right from automating inventory and asset-tracking, identifying the source of products, enabling intelligent recall of defective or dangerous items such as tainted foods, defective toys and expired or compromised medication to improving the shopping experience for consumers, with fewer out-of-stock items and easier returns, our solutions have generated ROI for one and all.
RFID powered solutions have also helped in curbing counterfeit products from entering the value chain with increased security and monitoring processes.
Our solution consulting approach includes thorough understanding of the existing processes, the areas that need intervention and other challenge areas, followed by design and deployment of a technology-based road map which is optimal for your business.
We offer traceability solutions across verticals, attending to data capturing needs of complex supply chain processes. RFID is used in a diverse range of solutions including