RFID technology (“Radio Frequency Identification”) is an identification system between objects that uses radio frequency. This technology allows data encoded in smart RFID tags to be captured by an RFID reader using radio waves.
Its main advantage lies in the possibility of uniquely, quickly, and efficiently identifying individual objects. The applications of this technology are reflected in multiple internal and external business processes. These include, for example, inventory control, traceability, access control to restricted areas, logistics, vehicle control, item tracking, supply chain management, and even preventing counterfeiting of certain products.
This technology is widely present among us in a wide variety of sectors. For example, it can be found in clothing or supermarket items, especially in food, where it is essential to keep track of manufacturing and expiration dates and the corresponding batch number. Libraries, pet chips, ID cards, and bank cards also use them.
Regarding the technical aspect, to identify objects through radio frequency, it is necessary to have a series of components. Simply, the RFID tag stores information in its internal memory. The RFID antenna receives the information stored in the tag and sends it to the reader. The RFID reader receives the information and transmits it to the computer. On the computer, the data obtained is stored in a database, so that software can later analyze it.
The RFID system belongs to a broader group of Automatic Identification and Data Capture technologies. The most exciting thing about this type of technology is that it does not require human intervention to identify the objects, collect their data and transfer them to a computer system.
What are the advantages of implementing this technology in business processes?
Fundamentally, RFID Technology allows you to track inventory items and assets, helping reduce manufacturing, distribution, inventory management, and merchandise tracking costs. In this way, by automating processes that would otherwise require human intervention, the application of RFID technology frees up time for employees to focus on more critical issues, such as customer service. In addition, the speed and accuracy of supply chain management are greatly improved. Logically, increasing speed and accuracy brings economic advantages by improving performance. Likewise, these factors will make customers more satisfied by eliminating inconveniences due to failures in quantities and times.
RFID technology is vastly superior to similar technologies, such as the traditional barcode. In this sense, the RFID tag is much more resistant to deterioration because it uses radio waves instead of ink marks, and also its reading does not require contact. Likewise, it can store more data about the article in question than the barcode can store. They also have a more extended range and can be read more quickly. Finally, RFID technology makes tags challenging to duplicate, increasing their security.
We have YAX RFID, a solution to optimize the productivity and automation of your warehouse and store. YAX technology allows you to obtain real-time product information, intelligently control stock and keep all data under maximum security. YAX has solutions that allow contemplating all the processes that are part of the business, such as merchandise identification, packaging, storage, order assembly, distribution to points of sale, stock control, product location, and preparation of products for delivery. Sale.
With RFID technology, you can generate state-of-the-art labels to place on your products and thus achieve greater efficiency in controlling your inventory. We look forward to providing you with more information!