Returnable transport items (RTIs) such as pallets, crates, bins and roll cages, are essential for a smooth flow of goods throughout supply chains. Despite their importance, RTIs often have high loss and damage rates. Today, many of the RTI management processes are inefficient and are based on estimates about when, where and how RTIs are used. Unsurprisingly, this limited visibility causes the involved parties to feel less accountable for the proper management of RTIs. Carelessness created by a single party can end up creating a significant cost for the whole supply chain. RFID technology can provide you with a powerful means to counter waste and damage in the RTI management process and improve the effectiveness of the RTI supply chain network.
Benefits of RFID based RTI management include:
- Increased visibility of goods or RTIs within a supply chain
- Reduced shipping errors
- Increased productivity
- More accurate inventories