Nowadays, the information collection systems commonly used in the express logistics industry mostly rely on barcode technology. With the advantage of barcoded paper labels on express parcels, logistics personnel can identify, sort, store and complete the entire delivery process. However, the limitations of barcode technology, such as the need for visual assistance, infeasibility of scanning in batches, and it is difficult to read and identify after damage, and the lack of durability has prompted express logistics companies to start paying attention to RFID technology. RFID technology is an automatic identification technology which supports non-contact, large capacity, high speed, high fault tolerance, anti-interference and corrosion resistance, safety and reliability, etc. The advantages of mass reading are being presented in this respect. The express industry has seen room for growth, and RFID technology is increasingly used in logistics service links such as sorting, warehousing and outbound, delivery, and vehicle and asset management applications.
RFID in the management of goods entering and leaving the warehouse
Full automation and digital informatization are the mainstream development trends in the field of logistics and express delivery.
Full automation and digital informatization are the mainstream development trends in the field of logistics and express delivery. At the same time, RFID electronic tags are pasted on the goods, and the goods information is automatically collected and recorded in the whole process from the pick-up. The picker can use Bluetooth wearable RFID special equipment, such as gloves, wristbands, etc., to easily scan the goods and collect the goods information. After arriving at the logistics transfer center, the goods will be temporarily stored in the transfer warehouse. At this time, the system automatically assigns the storage area of the goods based on the information collected by RFID, which can be specific to the physical layer of the storage shelf. Each physical layer is equipped with an RFID electronic tag, and the wearable RFID special equipment is used to automatically identify the cargo information and feed back to the system to determine that the correct cargo has been placed in the correct area, thereby ensuring accuracy. At the same time, RFID tags are installed on the delivery vehicles, and each product is bound to the corresponding delivery vehicles at the same time. When the goods are taken out from the storage rack, the system will send the delivery vehicle information to the pick-up staff to ensure that the correct goods are allocated to the correct vehicles.
Application of RFID in vehicle management
In addition to basic operation process processing, RFID can also be used for the supervision of operation vehicles. For safety reasons, logistics companies usually hope to track the work trucks that leave and enter the logistics distribution center every day. Each working vehicle is equipped with RFID electronic tags. When the vehicles pass through the exit and entrance, the management center can automatically monitor the entry and exit of the vehicles through the installation of RFID reading and writing equipment and monitoring cameras. At the same time, it greatly simplifies the manual check-out and check-in operation process for truck drivers.