RFID Tagging for Materials Movements

by | Dec 5, 2014 | Industrial IoT, Operations & Business Management

Jim Cahill

Chief Blogger, Editor

Some of the technologies making the Internet of Things (IoT) possible include WirelessHART, radio-frequency identification (RFID), near field communication, barcodes, QR codes and digital watermarking.

I mention this because many process operations require material movements via truck, rail, ship and other discrete forms of transportation. The operations to track these movements have historically been done with manual entry, keycard swipes, and similar methods.

Shoyeb Hasanali Syncade Logistics Marketing Manager

Shoyeb Hasanali
Syncade Logistics Marketing Manager

RFID tags have made automating these movements much more possible. In this short, 2:04 video, Using RFID for Vehicle Identification in Syncade Logistics, Emerson’s Shoyeb Hasanali explains how using RFID for vehicle identification and monitoring helps prevent contamination and misrepresentation of vehicles.

This improved vehicle identification and monitoring results in reduced trip time and better support for unmanned terminal shifts.

Whether marine, railcar, truck or other form of materials transportation, automating these logistics help terminal operators manage these movements more safely, securely and efficiently.

You can connect and interact with other logistics and operations management professionals in the Operations Management group in the Emerson Exchange 365 community.

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