RFID: automatic identification with opportunities for logistics

Case study
Case study description: 

FPC recognizes the advantages of RFID technology and sees it as an innovative extension for the PackStatus platform: the customer does not only know the exact location and condition of their product, he also knows exactly what is inside. For customers that send expensive components in reusable packaging this is essential information. Think about the shipment of tool kits: is it complete, or are parts missing?

Another example comes from the medical sector. When placing implants it is often not known on beforehand which dimensions the implantate and the mounting materials should have. That is why the surgeon receives a kit with material in different size.

The medical manufacturere knows that the kit will be returned in an uncomplete state, but is not able te specify what is missing before he receives it. When using an RFID chip, he immediatley knows this and he can already ask the logistics department to stock the missing parts.

Mobile detection gates

Fixed detection gates are not really useful when you are in a supply chain with different customers, since the gates can only be in place at fixed logistical partners. The technique that FPC will use will make detection gates unnecessary. The packaging itself will function as the RFID reader and sends the information about content en location.

Track & trace