The dipping cost of RFID
Singapore – The cost of implementing radio frequency identification (RFID) technology in the supply chain is getting lower, claims Richard Owens, CEO for global customer solutions at DHL Asia Pacific.
He reveals that the company has started implementing RFID into its ocean freight operations and is holding trials for further development.
Owens believes that more RFID tags are being widely used and made available in the industry. However, the biggest challenge today is the availability of RFID readers and the ability to read packages at each stage of the transaction.
For RFID to take off successfully, both ends of the supply chain will need to be equipped with the appropriate RFID readers available in the market.
Airports and warehouses will need to have [the readers] to read information, Owens says.
He adds that RFID readers are generally inexpensive.
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