Friday 28th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Manufacturers look to logistics providers for RFID

Logistics providers are in a good position to offer RFID service propositions to their manufacturing customers in China and South East Asia, according to a survey by Global Intelligence Alliance.

It found that two-thirds of manufacturing sector respondents did not have a plan in place to invest in RFID tracking technology for location and route planning services.

Only six per cent of companies surveyed had already invested, with industry leaders such as Panasonic and Huawei among them. Huawei, the Chinese telecom solutions provider, for example, has applied RFID systems into its supply chain centre in Shenzhen. Only 22 per cent expressed interest (14 per cent interested, 8 per cent maybe) in investing in RFID tracking technology for location and route planning services in the future.

The majority of companies that do not have a plan to invest in RFID expect their logistic providers to introduce the benefits of RFID and offer service propositions that customers can choose based on their current needs.