RFID is popular in the reusable logistics packaging market
for the purpose of economy and environmental protection, how to effectively integrate RFID technology into reusable logistics packaging, how to maximize the performance advantages of RFID tags and how to maximize the use of logistics packaging resources have been the concerns of the industry
as the name suggests, reusable logistics packaging refers to the packaging forms that can be used repeatedly in the logistics supply chain, including reusable plastic containers and containers. Reusable logistics packaging can greatly save transportation costs and achieve energy conservation and environmental protection. However, this reusability puts forward higher requirements for RFID tags and packaging materials
in June this year, The reusable pallet and container Cooperation Organization (RPCC) is dedicated to the production and research of reusable pallets and containers and providing public services for users and issuers of these products The RFID technology laboratory test has been carried out on the packaging forms such as reusable containers. The researchers mainly studied the microstructure differences at different radial positions of the trial forgings of this wheel disc, and mainly tested the actual performance of the EPC Gen 2 RFID tag used for reusable containers made of wood, iron, plastic or other materials
recently, RPCC has carried out RFID test again to study the feasibility of the application of RFID tags in the supply chain in reusable transportation and packaging tools. This research is driven by representatives of Wal Mart and takit in the retail industry, as well as large enterprises such as Proctor gamble, a supplier of packaged consumer goods, and hopes to achieve better results in the single product tracking management in the supply chain. RFID can help enterprises enhance their efficiency in product (commodity) tracking and positioning, improve operating conditions and orderly asset management, so as to achieve smooth supply chain processes, maximize asset utilization, reduce enterprise losses and enhance security
Mr. David Rodgers, vice president of ORBIS container service company and chairman of RPCC organization, said: "reusable transport packaging tools (it should be strictly distinguished from disposable packaging. Unlike ordinary paper, trapezoidal lead screw gap is larger than friction and shorter application life. After the goods arrive at the retailer, the outer packaging will be disposed of; reusable containers will be reused many times in the supply chain). The integrated use of RFID will play an important role in the future logistics supply chain. We are confident in this research. After multi-stage investigation, we can fully verify the efficiency and return on investment of RFID technology applied to reusable transportation packaging. "
in the first stage of the test, RPCC will cooperate with polygait Laboratory (RFID radio frequency Bulletin: established by Polytechnic State University in California, USA, engaged in RFID technology investigation and Research) to carry out durability research on EPC Gen 2 RFID tags to investigate whether such tags can be recycled for a long time. The laboratory will conduct relevant tests on the performance of RFID tags under large temperature changes - for example, under the ice water condition of transporting perishable goods and equipment cleaning (RFID radio frequency express note: generally, containers will be cleaned after use to facilitate the next use) when the temperature is as high as 140 ℃
in the second stage of the test, RPCC will integrate RFID tags with reusable transport packaging and propose a more economical integration mode. Quality logistics management (QLM), an RFID solution supplier certified by EPCglobal, will collect and analyze relevant data and publish the results in the industry white paper
after the completion of the above two stages, RPCC will guide the experiment of reusable RFID containers, with a considerable number of about 1500. The supply chain experiment organized by RPCC plan includes a manufacturer of perishable goods, a logistics transportation company, a well-known retailer and other key players. Under the given transportation conditions, the feasibility of RFID tags and reusable transportation packaging for perishable goods in automobile, liquid beverage, medicine and other industries was investigated on the spot
rodgers stressed that the role of RFID technology in the logistics supply chain is more and more recognized by Dodd enterprises, and enterprises also pay more and more attention to the cycle of product circulation. For example, how long does the goods stay in the transportation company? How long will you stay at the retailer's distribution center? wait. "RFID can improve the efficiency of product flow and the shift switch of control link. If each key point in the supply chain has an excellent reading rate, it will be a huge gain over time."
rfid reusable logistics packaging field is not unique, but also lively. RPCC is not the only individual to integrate RFID tags into reusable logistics packaging. Global pooling systems is the first company to integrate RFID tag technology into plastic goods pallets, and recently announced that xterprise has officially become a partner of its RFID pallet project. Xterprise will provide RFID passive tags - IGPS Tags - EPC based reusable transport unit RTI (RFID radio frequency express note: reusable transport item) technical standard manufacturing to global associated systems companies
reprinted from: RFID radio frequency Express