TNT experiments with RFID

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TNT is funding an RFID pilot project at the Ford ‘Heritage’ plant in North America.

Terry McIntyre, RFID project leader for TNT Logistics, said it was experimenting with both ‘active’ and ‘passive’ RFID tags, to help maintain visibility over the supply chain. For the future he said that there are plans to adopt Gen 2 tags, pre-coded passive tags and improved RFID readers.

TNT Freight Management has joined Cargo 2000 as an industry associate member. CIO Håkan Nilsson said: “Logistics buyers are increasingly embracing the new paradigm of pro-active exception management as opposed to mere reactive incident measures.

“To enable this quality quantum leap, there is a definite need to optimise processes across company boundaries through the demand and supply chain,” he said.

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