RFID has found its way into nearly every industry and every part of the supply chain. But common misperceptions about its extensibility continue to persist, as imaginations for its use have not kept pace with some of the capabilities and it's steadily decreasing the cost to implement. But as the cost and variety of tags get more diverse every day, so do the potential applications.
Buried near the bottom of this year’s “The Future of Fulfillment Vision Study” from Zebra is an interesting section on the future of supply chain technologies. This week we’re going to share some of the high-level insights they shared and go a bit more in-depth on a few of them.
When it comes to the Internet of Things (IoT), it’s no secret that it has the ability to change the way we operate a lot of different things we do in this country. For example, you’ve already seen a massive change when it comes to connected homes and connected cars where both of these products are now constantly connected to the internet thus changing our experience and how we use them forever.
While those types of technologies are fun and can help the average consumer, there is a much bigger trend when it comes to IoT and the comes in the form of the supply chain. As it stands now, the IoT is setting up to completely change the supply chain forever and the results that are going to happen are quite drastic.