The Use of RFID in Tracking Highway Coating Materials in the Supply Chain

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A manufacturer, supplier and installer of specialized highway coating materials has historically experienced problems in effectively controlling the movement and supply of these materials within its own internal supply chain. This has led to high levels of wastage, estimated between 5 and 10 percent. The company has required a new system that tracks materials from the point of manufacture to local storage depots, and then tracks their distribution via individual vehicle-based work teams to the point of delivery and installation. Learn how the firm is using a system that employs resin-encapsulated RFID tags, as well as handheld, portal and vehicle-mounted scanners, to solve this problem.