Role of RFID in critical item traceability | AIDC Technology

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a technology that uses radio waves to passively identify a tagged object. It is used in several commercial and industrial applications, from tracking items along a supply chain to keeping track of items checked out of a library.

Uses of RFID

1) Parts can be individually tagged and tracked throughout the manufacturing process while on the production line.

2) Parts received from the production plant can be tracked throughout the assembly process.

3) Baggage in aircrafts can be tagged and easily identified.

4) In car wash companies, frequent customer’s cars can be tagged and easily identified for billing purposes.

5) In a utility company, positive identification of water or power meters ensures accurate meter readings inputted for customer billing.

6) Easy secure tagging of inventory items such as computers, printers, etc. in an office complex.

7) In a mining company, tracking of employees and locomotives in and around the mining area for safety and security purposes.

8) In cattle/dairy farming, secure identification of cattle by means of tag inserted into stomach of animal enabling accurate records for automated farm management.

9) In hospitals, fast, reliable inventory control of costly medical equipment.

10) In hospitals patient tracking and linking with their various tests

11) Spare part tracking and Management

12) Access Control

13) Libraries

14) Document Tracking

15) File Management

16) Capital Asset Tracking and Monitoring

17) Tracking sportsmen in athletic events – tags are put in the shoelaces and pad readers are embedded below ground. When the runner goes over it the time is recorded

18) Blood bags

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