The use of RFID within supply chain applications has greatly improved product visibility because now item-level tagging is possible. Item-level tagging provides increased visibility into the whereabouts of goods, whether they are in a case, pallet, truck, or container. Increased visibility supports reduced shrinkage and greater control of the supply chain process, particularly in the area of multimodal transport. In the warehousing, shipping and receiving of RFID item-level-tagged goods, RFID readers installed at the entrance and exit portals, or mounted on vehicles, have helped automate many business processes.
RFID technology benefited companies with automatic product tracking, more productivity, greater accuracy while deterring theft, all of this translated in reduced costs and increased efficiency.