RFID Technology is Applied to the Daily Operations of FedEx Express

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What is RFID? Radio frequency identification (RFID) is a non-contact automatic identification technology. It automatically recognizes target objects and reads related data through radio frequency signals. The identification process can work in various harsh environments without manual intervention. RFID technology can identify high-speed objects and can identify multiple labels at the same time.

At recent, FedEx has tested multiple usages of RFID and it has been successfully applied to the daily operations of FedEx Express. They believe that the application of RFID in individual fields can benefit companies and customers at the same time, if RFID technology can cooperate with effective monitoring methods.

In the United States, for example, when FedEx courier returns to a truck, they can open the door and start the engine by simply tapping the RFID button on the wristband. FedEx also has begun testing RFID technology in Australia, using RFID tags and scanners to automatically check and report on the status of shipments that are waiting for customs clearance. Before, without the help of RFID technology, the staff must check and scan each package and confirm its current status before updating the package information in the system for customers to refer to the information at any time. As long as RFID technology is used effectively, we can set RFID tags that can actively report data on every shipment waiting for customs clearance so that shipments can send signals to RFID scanners on a regular basis.

Through RFID technology, FedEx can acquire more information about shipments and increase staff’s efficiency. The most important thing is to provide customers with richer information so that they can always know the status of the package.

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