Potential savings and improved control through automation with RFID
RFID technology turns simple containers into smart building blocks in supply chains and production processes. Combining containers and RFID can be used to speed up picking orders, protect employees handling hazardous materials, improve the shelf life of sensitive materials, or simply for more transparent supply chains.
RFID chips on the containers transmit data about the nature of the contents or information about the condition or location of the container. In addition, the shelf life of the contents can be determined and utilization can be improved. Data exchange at key process points in a production chain, such as filling, cleaning, or return stations, not only simplifies administration. Added value can be generated from the data obtained, such as the number of containers in use by each customer.