Being able to locate your products quickly saves time and allow them to be properly identified, organized, and shipped out on time. The use of smart packaging and labeling greatly helps this process.
Smart Packaging – RFID Tags
The Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags use a wireless radio wave to identify products through a chip embedded in the object.
Benefits of RFID
●Product Security: You can track your products in every point during their transport, including where they are headed and where they have been.
●Traceability: Smart tags provide more information to a consumer than a normal label. Shoppers can access the information whenever they want, even at the moment of the sale. Extra information such as where the package is from or even external links to special offers is all possible through RFID labels.
●Safety Information: Sensors allow for users to determine the temperature of the package, the quality and maintenance of the product. This is essential for food and pharmaceuticals products.
●Readability: The RFID technology allows you to read multiple items at once in a split second. Most RFID readers are able to scan up to 40 products in a second.
How do the RFID technology work?
In a basic RFID system, tags are attached to all items that are to be tracked. These tags are made from a tiny chip (integrated circuit), that is connected to an antenna that can be built into many different kinds of tags including apparel hang tags, labels, and security badges. The tag chip contains a memory which stores a code and other variable information so that it can be read and tracked by RFID readers anywhere.
An RFID reader is a network connected device with an antenna that sends power, data and commands to the tags. The RFID reader acts like an access point for RFID tagged items so that the tags’ data can be made available to business applications.
● Inventory management
● Asset tracking
● Personnel tracking
● Controlling access to restricted areas
● ID badging
● Supply chain management
● Counterfeit prevention (e.g. in the pharmaceutical industry)
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The smart packaging sector has an estimated worth to be approximately US$39.7 billion in 2020. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags are a big part of that figure and consumers and retailers alike are utilizing this smart labelling technology more than ever.
The use of radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags greatly helps this process and creates a warehouse storage system for businesses to be successful in shipping products.