Radio Frequency Identification and Its Impact on Supply Chain Management

When radio frequency identification (RFID) was first designed the main purpose was to serve as a supply chain management in warehouses. It was purposely designed either to replace or go together with conventional barcode technology. However, RFID was able to assist warehouse workers to carry out daily records with ease. It enables them to identify pallets, locate products in bins, ascertain the amount of items to be shipped, read the boxes on conveyor’s belts, and ensure that every necessary items were packed and included in the shipment.

The principle of operation of RFID technology is pretty simple and it works in a very similar manner as barcodes.

The application of this technology does not complicate the mode of operation of supply chain management, instead it makes things more convenient for the management personnel. The technology doesn’t prompt supply chain management personnel to make any serious adjustment. It is quite easy and workers who were familiar with the operational procedures of previous technology can easily cope with RFID technology.

This simple technology that works in a similar way as barcode is really making huge impact on supply chain management.

The early embodiment of radio frequency identification was significant to the additional future use of the technology.