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  1. 1. Benefits of RFID in Logistics Management
  2. 2. What is RFID? <ul><li>RFID is Radio Frequency Identification. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The main purpose behind RFID technology is automatic identification using radio waves. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The technology uses tags to identify products from long and short distances. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Tags <ul><li>Tags are used to store and retrieve data. </li></ul><ul><li>Tags can be used with animals, food, plants, humans, and variety of products. </li></ul><ul><li>There are 3 different types of Tags. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Active, Passive, and Semi-Active. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Active Tags <ul><li>Active Tags have a power source. </li></ul><ul><li>Battery Life is longer (up to 10 years). </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to function in RF challenged environment. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Water, metal, long distances, oil, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Active Tags have sensor capabilities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sensor monitors temperature, lighting, etc. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Semi- Active Tags <ul><li>Battery used differently in semi-active tags. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Battery only used to power onboard chip and not antenna. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Antenna powered by receiving signal. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Passive Tags <ul><li>Battery and onboard power chip not used in passive tags. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not able to function in RF challenged environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tags can only be identified from short distances (4 inches away). </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Antenna used in passive tags are powered by the receiving signal. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Security <ul><li>US companies lose approximately 30 billion annually due to theft. </li></ul><ul><li>RFID can display the location of a product at all times due to it being tagged. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RFID can reduce theft of products. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wal-Mart estimates that it will save 575 million annually alone once RFID is implemented. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Asset Management <ul><li>Valuable assets can be tagged and located when misplaced with 100 percent accuracy. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tags can set off alarms if tampered with. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tags are undetectable when used with assets, trailers, pallets, and vehicles. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Asset Management <ul><li>With some assets the quality is very important. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Products are being shipped internationally. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some products can’t be exposed to temperature extremes like fruit, and pharmaceutical assets. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tags can monitor environmental factors and report quality issues directly to managers information systems, eliminating the need to check each product by hand. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Labor <ul><li>Labor accounts for 50%-80% of cost incurred for an organization. </li></ul><ul><li>Everything with a barcode must be scanned manually. </li></ul><ul><li>What if you could just walk straight out of the store and all of the products are automatically scanned and credited to your account? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Labor <ul><li>Tags don’t require direct line of sight scanning like barcodes. </li></ul><ul><li>Less hands on products equals less errors and damage. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Inventory Management <ul><li>Correct verification of inventory means that organizations will be able to deliver on promises to customers, and increase customer loyalty. </li></ul><ul><li>With RFID inventory levels will be known and out of stock situations will be avoided. </li></ul>
  13. 13. The Government <ul><li>Government uses RFID to address lack of asset management/visibility, loss of equipment to support the soldier during combat operations, and bottlenecks created in the supply chain as a result of material being stacked up. </li></ul><ul><li>Ultimate goal of government is to make sure that the soldiers get the right materials when and where they need them. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Government Use of RFID <ul><li>Radio Frequency In-Transit Visibility </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Traces the identity, status, and location of cargo from origin to destination. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Active RFID (aRFID) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tag can be read from 300 feet away. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Battery has 3-5 year life span. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Implemented to provide in box visibility of material in the supply chain. </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Wal-Mart <ul><li>Wal-Mart uses RFID to address inventory mismanagement and out of stock situations. </li></ul><ul><li>Wal-Mart has led the RFID adoption and is requiring all of its major suppliers to start using RFID by a certain date. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Conclusion <ul><li>RFID has potential to change the entire industry. </li></ul><ul><li>We are approaching a new era in which barcodes will be a thing of the past and RFID is the future. </li></ul><ul><li>THE END </li></ul>