News posted on: 2019/6/26 5:27:44 - by Lynne - RFIDtagworld XMINNOV RFID Tag Manufacturer
How to judge the “friendliness” of enterprises to RFID?
In today's hot concept of "Internet of Things", RFID, as its key technology, has received close attention in recent years. At first, RFID technology was applied to the intermediate links of supply chain such as warehousing and logistics. Nowadays, with the gradual maturity of technologies such as cloud computing, big data and AI, a large amount of "data" has become a valuable resource of the times. With the technology giant, it gradually blooms in the upstream and downstream of the supply chain.
In recent years, RFID applications have become increasingly popular. In new retails such as Ali and Ice Fruit Boxes, in the anti-counterfeiting traceability of tobacco and alcohol in Moutai, in the production automation and life cycle management of Gree and Haier, in Decathlon, Haicang House, etc. In the retail of shoes and clothing, in the logistics express such as Jingdong and SF, in the intelligent transportation such as highway ETC, in the asset management of Huawei and Foxconn, in the management of bills such as Bank of China, more and more RFID applications make more People realize the value of RFID technology.
Faced with so many RFID use cases, some companies have begun to consider that a set of RFID application systems is expensive, is the enterprise suitable for “getting on the bus”? To solve this concern, first consider the following points:
First, the company's product shortage rate is not high?
The high out-of-stock rate will affect the customer's loyalty to the store, customer unit price and customer price, which has a great negative impact on the store's performance. After the introduction of RFID electronic tags, the store can use RFID tags to quickly identify products and read relevant data through radio signals, and easily understand product-related information, when consumers take the goods and put them back on the shelves, and when and where the products are. Ground sales, etc., to achieve rapid response from the production end to the sales side.
According to Wal-Mart's chief information officer, Linda Dillman, RFID technology has reduced its product shortage rate by 16%, and the price of RFID-labeled goods is three times faster than that of general merchandise. A. Kempf, a beer, bottled water and soft drink wholesaler in Balingen, Germany, had complicated mistakes in replenishing work, and often made mistakes such as missing. After adopting the RFID system, the company greatly improved the replenishment efficiency, and the replenishment time was reduced from 15 seconds. 2 seconds, add up all the time saved in the day, about 8 hours. The deployment of the RFID system optimizes the replenishment process to address the need for bulk reloading.
If out-of-stocks occur frequently, it is recommended to “start” RFID as soon as possible.
Second, is the company's counterfeit products often appearing in the market?
Counterfeit products will have a very bad impact on the company, not only will lose the company's reputation, but also make consumers "want to buy can not buy", thereby reducing the loyalty to the company's products. If the company has a need for product anti-counterfeiting, it is recommended to use RFID technology.
Many manufacturers have chosen to use QR code anti-counterfeiting, but the QR code anti-counterfeiting method is too fragile. We only need to copy and copy the QR code to get all the information, which can't achieve the purpose of anti-counterfeiting. RFID can be set to prevent itself from being copied and cloned by others, and can only be read and cannot be tampered with (including the developer itself). For this reason, many brand manufacturers are currently using RFID technology for anti-counterfeiting. For example, Moutai Co., Ltd. has enabled the RFID traceability system to add RFID chips to the bottle caps. We can identify the authenticity of Moutai through the NFC function on the mobile phone; Nike’s “Black Purple Toe” and “Black Green Toe” are used. Anti-counterfeiting buckles, including RFID tags, have achieved great results in anti-counterfeiting, and have won praise from the market.
Third, does the product often wear out?
If the company's products are often stolen, it will not only cause economic losses, but also affect the expected work schedule. If the company's product loss rate is high, the use of RFID-assisted management will achieve good results. For example, Frank Nicotera, president of Florida technology company DTSystems, developed Soniprax (RFID Asset Management System) to track the transportation of materials in the project, which effectively reduces the loss rate of materials. Construction projects have saved millions of dollars in costs.
4. Is the company's products easy to label?
If the company's products are easy to label, it is more suitable for RFID technology. If the product is difficult to label or requires special design to meet the conditions, then the cost should be considered together.
5. After the product is labeled, the recognition rate is not high?
The identification of RFID tags in water and metal environments can be affected. Although there are special labels for liquid and metal resistance on the market, the cost is much higher than that of ordinary electronic labels. Enterprises should consider this impact when choosing. In general, the higher the recognition rate after product labeling, the more suitable for RFID technology.
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