Why RFID Should be a Priority in Hospitality Right Now December 31th, 2020

Why RFID Should be a Priority in Hospitality Right Now

It’s no secret that COVID-19 has played a massive role in transforming how restaurants and retail shops operate, especially when it comes to slowing the spread of this novel virus. They now have to place employee & customer protection and hygienic mandates at the top of their to-do list every day. The hospitality experiences that we all use to enjoy look a lot different and that’s all due to each individual region’s attempt to adopt smart methods for reducing line queues and maximizing the social distancing activity. Companies are able to get out ahead of this dip in productivity, by resurging it with the power of RFID.

RFID tags can be attached to pallets and packages so that those parcels can be tracked along their trip, providing full visibility; this can be done with more perishable items as well, such as sandwiches, food and beverages. RFID is viewed as a viable way for F&B providers to gain the operational visibility that they require to see and manage key operational areas, especially within inventory ports, in-store and across the supply chain.

Diving deeper into restaurants, smart inventory systems can utilize data collected from RFID tags to send messages to the handheld computers controlled by staff members to update them when shelf-inventory is running low, so they know to keep it stocked. Rugged mobile devices can be readily equipped with RFID readers and specifically used for hospitality environments, which grants employees with the ability to record stock levels quickly and accurately. RFID capabilities allows businesses to achieve accurate inventory, streamline goods inbound, accelerate stock-taking processes, secure real-time visibility along the way, enhance the customer experience, increase sales, reduce waste levels, improve safety measures on the clock, and appease staff members. The list, of course, could go on and on, but these are just a few of the features that help employees push forward with the help of RFID.

Zebra offers and supplies a full range of mobile devices that work to empower employees with RFID functionalities. This comes in hand, especially during a massive global pandemic. If you’re interested in learning more about how Zebra’s line of solutions can assist your customer base, 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.