What is RFID technology and what is the relationship with smart logistics?
At the end of the 1990s, the US Department of Defense's Quartermaster Supply Bureau was responsible for managing and transporting up to 46 million items each year, from fruits and sodas to bulletproof vests, gasoline and X-ray machines. The total value is as high as 83.2 billion US dollars. In order to reduce transportation management expenses, the authorities decided to include 23 warehouses under a single RFID system for management and to merge and reorganize the original 42 business and support processes. Through the successful implementation of this RFID system, the US Department of Defense's Quartermaster Supply Bureau has successfully saved nearly $1.8 billion. After more than two years of restructuring, the staff of the US Defense Forces Supply Bureau has also been reduced from 65,000 to 21,500.
Through the use of RFID technology, Wal-Mart can save labor costs of $8.35 billion annually and recover more than $2 billion from theft. According to Kearney's analysis and summary, the benefits of retailers using RFID technology will come from three aspects: 1 due to inventory reduction, one-time savings of cash is about 5% of total inventory; 2 reduce storage and warehouse labor costs by 7.5% per year. ; 3 out of stock out of stock.
On June 8, 2011, the State Council of China issued eight new countries in the logistics industry, clearly pointing out the need to promote logistics technology innovation and application. Strengthen the independent research and development of new logistics technologies, accelerate the development of advanced logistics equipment, formulate and promote logistics standards, launch the application demonstration of the Internet of Things in a timely manner, and promote the open sharing of logistics information resources.
Logistics informatization refers to the comprehensive use of modern information and communication technologies such as sensing technology, positioning technology and video surveillance technology in logistics activities, making full use of information flow control and leading logistics, and effectively configuring logistics resources. The various elements of logistics activities include a wealth of functional application requirements, the wide application of various Internet of Things technologies, and the continuous improvement of industry functions have gradually led the traditional logistics industry to a new modern logistics.
RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) is short for radio frequency identification. It is a communication technology that can identify specific targets and read and write related data through radio signals without establishing mechanical or optical contact between the system and a specific target. Realize the connection of any person, person and thing, thing and thing at any time and any place (anything, anyTIme, anywhere) to realize intelligent network system of intelligent identification, location, tracking, monitoring and management.
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