No RFID entry risk
Mar 13, 2004 Comments (0)
RFID technology is predicted to have a brilliant future ahead of it as the successor to the barcode. Its benefits are based in part on the way in which it can identify individual items, crates and pallets clearly by transponders. The advantage lies in a swift and contactless identification that makes process automation, real-time tracking and localization of merchandise possible. RFID offers marked minimization of costs and inventories, genuine process automation and a reduction in shrinkage, especially in logistics supply chains. What is more, the user gains access to market information.
SEEBURGER offers a central logistics platform to make it easier for companies to gain entry to RFID technology. The platform is operated at the SEEBURGER data center and offers all participating companies its services in exchanging orders, invoices, shipment confirmation and information up to and including merchandise tracking as well as inventory and event management. The transponders required can be supplied free of charge, whereas the RFID infrastructure is offered as a rental or leasing model. Billing is based on the amount of information requested, so companies that have previously provided the initial finance for the transponders and thereby enabled subsequent
suppliers to use them need no longer carry the entire cost burden. Billing by transponder query minimizes the costs with each successive company in the logistics chain, and it does not matter whether the company works with an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system or merely has Internet access or a fax machine. SEEBURGER enables companies of all sizes to find their way into RFID at calculable costs and manageable risks.