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What are some of the RFID applications implemented by companies in the distribution/logistics industry?

Distribution and logistics companies are looking at RFID technologies for both internal operational improvements and external benefits. Companies are tracking assets, such as containers, axles and chassis, to improve asset utilization and schedule routine maintenance. Many are also looking to use RFID to provide information to their customers on the location of products in transit. Eventually, logistics providers envision linking passive RFID tags on cases and pallets with active RFID tags on containers, and having that data communicated to GPS or satellite communication systems, enabling shippers to view the locations of their products as they move on land, on sea or in the air.

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