RFID is an increasingly popular solution in logistics and production, for product identification/tracking and quality control, as a supplement to or replacement for conventional barcode systems. But really:
RFID stands for Radio Frequency Identification, a technology that employs electromagnetic waves for the automatic detection, in bulk and at a distance, of objects and persons, when they have been fitted with an RFID tag.
An RFID system has the following components:
RFID tracking does not require the chips to be visible to the reader, since they communicate wirelessly, and no human action is required.
These characteristics result in greater flexibility in the positioning of the tag in comparison to conventional barcode labels, which results in considerable time and cost savings.
What is more, the tags are small and robust, dust- and damp-proof, and can even be attached to pallets without compromising their tracking function.