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RFID for Postal and Courier Services 2011-2021

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In the major new report "RFID for the Postal and Courier Service", IDTechEx estimate that the global market for RFID systems, including tags, in this sector will be $2.5 billion in 2018. It could be much bigger if current efforts to tag individual items gain widespread acceptance. In due course, over one trillion postal items will be tagged yearly, making this the second largest application of RFID in the world after the retail supply chain. Detailed ten year forecasts are given plus a full explanation of the technologies. In detail, there are over 40 new case studies of RFID in action in the postal and courier service in North America, Europe, the Middle East and East Asia. The major breakthroughs that will provide future success are discussed. Postal services ignoring this accelerating change will become uncompetitive and suppliers missing out will regret it. RFID is an idea whose time has come in postal, courier and high volume light logistics. In the past, RFID has been used for little more than the evaluation of postal performance, using tags in a small percentage of letters, and the tracking of a small number of conveyances and vehicles. No longer. From the International Postal Corporation now monitoring mailflow with RFID in over 50 countries to Saudi Post tagging postal boxes, the big innovations are now happening. There is even a postal RFID system that completely automates the whole process of mail delivery from accepting the package to classification and dispatching. It has been successfully tested in Korea this year. Korea Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute ETRI demonstrated this RFID system in front of representatives from the Ministry of Information and Technology and private sector representatives. The current postal package unified information system uses barcodes, thus necessitating human effort at every mail center to input mail numbers into the system. This results in inaccuracies during transfer of duties and it delays the mail dispatches. The new RFID system, developed by ETRI of Korea, aims to reduce costs, errors and tedious human intervention. When perfected, it will provide a comprehensive electronic postal system with the potential to maximize mail package process capabilities while minimizing logistics cost. Real-time information automation, impossible with the existing system, is now possible, claims ETRI. It is difficult to estimate when pervasive RFID tagging of most of the courier and letter post will occur but RFID enabled parcels, conveyances, vehicles and trailers are now commonplace, with multiple paybacks often being enjoyed. RFID is enhancing security and safety and removing tedious operations. Swedish Post has a parcel that detects and records tampering using RFID and other innovations abound, including RFID cards controlling driver access to postal vehicles and RFID enabled postal sorting equipment. Little wonder that companies as large as Microsoft have entered the fray. The global potential is illustrated by its decision to offer its first postal systems in Taiwan and elsewhere in East Asia.

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RFID for Postal and Courier Services 2011-2021

  1. 1. Find Industry reports, Company profilesReportLinker and Market Statistics >> Get this Report Now by email!RFID for Postal and Courier Services 2011-2021Published on September 2010 Report SummaryIn the major new report "RFID for the Postal and Courier Service", IDTechEx estimate that the global market for RFID systems,including tags, in this sector will be $2.5 billion in 2018. It could be much bigger if current efforts to tag individual items gainwidespread acceptance. In due course, over one trillion postal items will be tagged yearly, making this the second largest applicationof RFID in the world after the retail supply chain.Detailed ten year forecasts are given plus a full explanation of the technologies. In detail, there are over 40 new case studies of RFIDin action in the postal and courier service in North America, Europe, the Middle East and East Asia. The major breakthroughs that willprovide future success are discussed. Postal services ignoring this accelerating change will become uncompetitive and suppliersmissing out will regret it.RFID is an idea whose time has come in postal, courier and high volume light logistics. In the past, RFID has been used for little morethan the evaluation of postal performance, using tags in a small percentage of letters, and the tracking of a small number ofconveyances and vehicles. No longer. From the International Postal Corporation now monitoring mailflow with RFID in over 50countries to Saudi Post tagging postal boxes, the big innovations are now happening.There is even a postal RFID system that completely automates the whole process of mail delivery from accepting the package toclassification and dispatching. It has been successfully tested in Korea this year. Korea Electronics and TelecommunicationsResearch Institute ETRI demonstrated this RFID system in front of representatives from the Ministry of Information and Technologyand private sector representatives.The current postal package unified information system uses barcodes, thus necessitating human effort at every mail center to inputmail numbers into the system. This results in inaccuracies during transfer of duties and it delays the mail dispatches. The new RFIDsystem, developed by ETRI of Korea, aims to reduce costs, errors and tedious human intervention. When perfected, it will provide acomprehensive electronic postal system with the potential to maximize mail package process capabilities while minimizing logisticscost. Real-time information automation, impossible with the existing system, is now possible, claims ETRI.It is difficult to estimate when pervasive RFID tagging of most of the courier and letter post will occur but RFID enabled parcels,conveyances, vehicles and trailers are now commonplace, with multiple paybacks often being enjoyed. RFID is enhancing securityand safety and removing tedious operations. Swedish Post has a parcel that detects and records tampering using RFID and otherinnovations abound, including RFID cards controlling driver access to postal vehicles and RFID enabled postal sorting equipment.Little wonder that companies as large as Microsoft have entered the fray. The global potential is illustrated by its decision to offer itsfirst postal systems in Taiwan and elsewhere in East Asia. Table of ContentEXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS1. INTRODUCTIONRFID for Postal and Courier Services 2011-2021 Page 1/7
  2. 2. Find Industry reports, Company profilesReportLinker and Market Statistics1.1. Benefits1.2. Evolution of RFID in postal and courier services1.2.1. Calculating cross charges1.2.2. Conveyances and vehicles1.2.3. Postal boxes1.2.4. Latest developments1.2.5. RFID recorded delivery1.2.6. RFID for orders online1.2.7. Automatic handling equipment1.2.8. A world first trial in Korea1.2.9. RFID at China Post1.2.10. Experience from a courier service company - TNT Express1.2.11. RFID for Postal Services in the Middle East1.2.12. The Global Monitoring System1.3. Structure of this report1.4. Lessons from the last ten years2. MASS TAGGING OF POSTAL ITEMS AND THE TAGGING OF ASSETS2.1. EPCglobal influence on standards2.2. Choice of frequencies2.3. The EPC air interface2.4. Gen2 is a breakthrough for some open RFID systems2.5. EPC is not confined to UHF2.6. Over promising - no ideal frequency for everything2.6.1. RFID System overview2.7. RFID enabled asset management3. DETAILED CASE STUDIES3.1. Item level3.1.1. IPC AMQM - the largest RFID network in the world3.1.2. Correos - Europes largest UHF EPC project3.1.3. DHL, temperature monitoring pharmaceuticals, USA3.1.4. City Link, UK3.1.5. DHL postal packages, Belgium3.1.6. China Post, mail bags China3.1.7. DHL postal packages, Belgium3.1.8. UPS courier packages USA3.1.9. FedEx NetReturn/ Intellareturn courier returns USA3.1.10. DHL Time/temperature recording Belgium3.1.11. La Poste, measurement of mail flow France3.1.12. European Commission ParcelCall project, Europe3.1.13. The Global Monitoring System3.1.14. Royal Mail, mail flow monitoring, new system UK3.1.15. Royal Mail, monitoring letters, UK3.1.16. US Postal Service, mail flow item level, USA3.1.17. DHL Fashion apparel France3.1.18. Deutsche Paket Dienst parcels Germany3.1.19. Home Office, TRI-MEX International Ltd, Nokia and DHL, UK/ Finland3.2. Post boxes3.2.1. Saudi Post post box identification Saudi Arabia3.2.2. La Poste postal box access France3.3. ConveyancesRFID for Postal and Courier Services 2011-2021 Page 2/7
  3. 3. Find Industry reports, Company profilesReportLinker and Market Statistics3.3.1. Brinks France transport container access3.3.2. TNT Express and Thai Customs, overland logistics, Thailand3.3.3. TNT, Liege Airport, freight tracking, Belgium3.3.4. UPS tote boxes USA3.3.5. UPS tote boxes Phase Two USA3.3.6. UPS shipping tools USA3.3.7. UPS Reusable container sortation USA3.3.8. DHL and Nokia, cellphone transit cases UK/Finland3.3.9. Italian Post Office, mailbags, Italy3.3.10. Korea Post, pallets, Korea3.3.11. Taiwan International RFID Applications Show, RFID-tagged badges, Taiwan3.3.12. Royal Mail, roll cages, UK3.3.13. Swedish Postal Service, conveyance packs, Sweden3.3.14. US Postal Service pallets US3.3.15. UPS mandated pallets and cases USA3.3.16. UPS mail bags USA3.4. Vehicles3.4.1. Deutsche Post trucks and swap-bodies Germany3.4.2. FedEx keyless entry/ignition system, USA3.4.3. DHL, RFID enabled van, Europe3.4.4. Parcelforce trailers, UK3.4.5. UPS trucks USA4. MARKET FORECASTS AND PLAYERS4.1. Market dynamics4.1.1. Why RFID is now the hot topic in this sector4.1.2. Leaders and followers4.2. Market forecasts 2011-20214.3. Total RFID Market Growth4.3.2. RFID will not be big in China, it will be Huge4.3.3. Impediments to the growth of RFID marketsAPPENDIX 1: IDTECHEX RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCYAPPENDIX 2: INTRODUCTION TO RFIDAPPENDIX 3: EPCGLOBAL AND THE INTERNET OF THINGSAPPENDIX 4: HF TO LONGER RANGETABLES1.1. Business drivers for trailer portals1.2. Option 3 Proposition1.3. Number of tags sold by application in 2009 and the total tag value2.1. Summary of Gen2 features4.1. Numbers of posted items, conveyances and vehicles used by the postal and courier services in 2010 - an indication of thepotential for RFID4.2. Postal/courier global market for RFID systems and services, including tags, 2011-2021, in billions of dollars4.3. Number, average cost and total spend on passive tags for postal and courier services 2010-20214.4. Number, average cost and total spend on active tags for postal and courier services 2010-20214.5. Number, average cost and total spend on all tags for postal and courier services 2010-20214.6. The numbers of postal items delivered globally by year in billions, USPS vs Other, 2011-20214.7. Total RFID Market Projections in US dollar billions 2010-20214.8. Milestones 2007-2021FIGURES1.1. FKILogistex RFID enabled postal storage retrieval machineRFID for Postal and Courier Services 2011-2021 Page 3/7
  4. 4. Find Industry reports, Company profilesReportLinker and Market Statistics1.2. Motorola tunnel at China Post1.3. GMS RFID Gate1.4. Tagged mail pieces1.5. Basic supply chain overview1.6. System architecture1.7. RFID Compliance - "Slap & Ship"1.8. RFID Compliance - Semi-auto "Slap & Ship"1.9. RFID Compliance - Enhanced Semi-auto "Slap & Ship"1.10. Exel view of tagging of vehicles and trailers1.11. Option 1 Proposition1.12. Asset management proposition1.13. Number of case studies by tag location from the IDTechEx RFID Knowledgebase1.14. Number of case studies in the top ten countries from the IDTechEx RFID Knowledgebase1.15. Number of case studies split by sector, from the IDTechEx RFID Knowledgebase1.16. Number of case studies split by frequency type, from the IDTechEx RFID Knowledgebase2.1. RFID frequency choices2.2. RFID range versus tag cost2.3. RFID Range versus frequency2.4. RFID enabled supply chain2.5. Standardized EPCIS architecture2.6. RFID Enabled Asset Management3.1. Principle of automatic mail registrations with RFID3.2. Mobile AMQM - equipment and practical use3.3. Mail pipeline instrumentation3.4. CityLinks Wi-Fi deployment3.5. DHL RFID today development model3.6. One version of item level RFID trialled by DHL.3.7. Intellareturn Smart Return Services3.8. The RFID electronic Time Temperature Indicator from KSW Microtec3.9. La Poste slide 1 - Further information needed3.10. La Poste slide 2 - Improving transit time with RFID3.11. La Poste slide 3 - Technical choices3.12. ParcelCall scenarios3.13. GMS RFID Gate3.14. Tagged mail pieces3.15. Basic supply chain overview3.16. System architecture3.17. I.D. Systems tags3.18. DHL in action3.19. ASK summary of DHL Fashion trial3.20. Véronique Delachaux fashion3.21. NBG tunnel interrogator at DHL Fashion3.22. NBG roving aisle interrogator at DHL Fashion3.23. Overview of VIGIK3.24. The patented VIGIK solution3.25. VIGIK principles3.26. VIGIK technical3.27. VIGIK authorisation3.28. La Poste distribution3.29. Banknotes with dye activation. Ink staining versus acidRFID for Postal and Courier Services 2011-2021 Page 4/7
  5. 5. Find Industry reports, Company profilesReportLinker and Market Statistics3.30. The EM Microelectronics active tag3.31. The overall vision of UPS for RFID - Pilot: Distribution and Fulfilment3.32. The DHL view of the project - Regional pilot Western Europe3.33. Nokia and DHL nest technologies to provide real-time product visibility3.34. Mail Rail3.35. Cypak logo and stamps3.36. Cypak/Swedish Post Office package - RFID package that senses time of tampering3.37. RFID wristbands3.38. FedEx special delivery3.39. SAVR and DHL3.40. Parcelforce Worldwide is the largest parcel carrier in the UK3.41. The tag is read by road loops (coils buried in the road)3.42. The driver is automatically directed to the correct loading bay3.43. UPS trucks in pilot4.1. Phasing of mass adoption of RFID by sector - New opportunities4.2. The global potential for RFID tags for all applications in yearly numbers 2010-20214.3. Postal/courier global market for RFID systems and services, including tags, 2011-2021, in billions of dollars4.4. Number, average cost and total spend on passive tags for postal and courier services 2010-20214.5. Number, average cost and total spend on active tags for postal and courier services 2010-20214.6. Number, average cost and total spend on all tags for postal and courier services 2010-20214.7. The numbers of postal items delivered globally by year in billions, USPS vs Other, 2011-20214.8. Total RFID market growth in US$ billion 2010-2021RFID for Postal and Courier Services 2011-2021 Page 5/7
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