TaNoah Morgan reports on Matrics, a Columbia, Maryland-based company in the RFID business.
“The difference between a tag and a bar code is, no people are required,” said Tom Coyle, vice president of supply-chain solutions. “You don’t have to read tags one at a time. We can read hundreds at a time, and you don’t need to be able to see [a tag] to read it.”
So a pallet with 60 cartons of cereal can appear or disappear at once in the inventory as it moves through a warehouse portal without anyone checking the materials in or out. And if a carton falls off the pallet or walks away, it can be tracked, or the system can send notification that the carton is missing.