Radio frequency identification (RFID) tags are radio wave identifiers placed on inventory items that enable businesses to track products throughout the supply chain.
Radio frequency identification (RFID) tags are essential to the modern supply chain because they enable businesses to track inventory at every step. They typically comprise an antenna and an RFID chip. The antenna is used to transmit and receive signals from entities throughout the supply chain, while the chip stores the item’s data.
RFID chips typically include product data, such as the item’s material, location, features, and ideal storage environment. What makes these tags unique is that they operate via radio waves rather than batteries, making them more efficient throughout the supply chain.
Radio frequency identification (RFID) tags can also come with specific features themselves, depending on the business’ inventory storage needs. Some are customizable, water-resistant, temperature-resistant, or liquid-capable, coming in different colors, sizes, or shapes.
When a business places an RFID tag on an item, they can use their radio wave sensor to collect data about the item’s specifications.