How Has RFID Changed the Way Businesses Operate?

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Ask The ExpertsHow Has RFID Changed the Way Businesses Operate?
RFID Journal Staff asked 7 years ago

Can you please provide some examples?

—Name withheld


It depends on the business. Retailers that are using RFID extensively have automated receiving at stores, so when items come in they go through a portal and are counted, and inventory is updated automatically. They use RFID to take inventory of what's on the floor weekly, rather than conducting twice-yearly inventory counts, and to identify which items are missing from the floor or in the wrong location.

Hospitals that use RFID-based real-time location systems no longer need to send people out to hunt for mobile medical equipment (oxygen pumps, wheelchairs, gurneys and so on). They simply go online to find equipment in real time.

Manufacturers that have adopted RFID to track jigs, tools, parts or parts bins no longer need to send people around to look for these. They use the technology to find these items. I could go on and on. RFID is changing many aspects of how companies operate. If you are seeking an example of a transformational change, I don't think that has happened yet since there is no sector in which RFID has yet reached mass adoption.

—Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal

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