RFID Doesn’t Disrupt Business, It Enables It June 4th, 2020

RFID Doesn’t Disrupt Business, It Enables It

For those working in a warehouse or distribution center, the act of managing some or even all of the inventory is a huge task at hand. Being able to track the location, condition, timing, accuracy, and speed of the incoming and outgoing inventory, equipment, and even staff members in real-time simplifies the process for everyone. Workers are able to streamline their workflows more efficiently, as a result. From manufacturers to healthcare workers, individuals must be able to track and locate any equipment that’s necessary for the job description, and RFID tags can help with just that.

With RFID, an employee can use their appropriate scanning device to read barcodes and labels in hard to reach places. With one swipe of a scanner, a product can be checked in and out of the system, or where it’s at in its route. For applications in remote areas, where specific connectivity might be challenging, the tag itself can store information about maintenance activities or sensor data that can be read and written to by a field tech, using the right mobile computer.

Retailers can view inventory levels and locations at all times in stores and warehouses to help reduce out of stock situations, improve sales numbers, and increase customer satisfaction within omnichannel models. Healthcare providers can find essential patient testing and care equipment in just minutes. Airlines can check life vests, meals, and more to improve flight readiness and route baggage in a timely and accurate manner to its destination. 

Manufacturers can track parts within their inventory as it moves from the loading dock to the production line and beyond, reducing delays and improving quality control. Transportation, logistics, and postal service providers can see all delivery processing and handling action. IT departments can track equipment within server vaults and system operations control rooms to eliminate lost, misplaced, stolen, and breached items and equipment. Automatic Vehicle identification is also beneficial for electronic toll collection, monitoring highway use and load factors and vehicle servicing, fueling, and status monitoring. RFID can impact hundreds of industries for the better, by simplifying their processes and ways of life.

To learn more about how Zebra’s RFID capabilities can affect your business, be sure to contact your BlueStar Representative today.


Samantha is BlueStar's Digital Media Specialist, and the primary contributing writer for VartechNation. Previously, she has worked as a Public Relations Associate and a Social Media Manager.