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Whitepaper: The Little Chip That Could: Radio Frequency Tags Reshape Logistics

by Post-Newsweek MediaJan 01, 2008

The author?s technology involves a small device called a radio frequency identification tag, or RFID tag. The tags attach to the containers with magnets, and each has a memory module that holds the bill of lading for its host container. Wireless readers around the perimeter of these containers query the tags. Back-end systems aggregate the data and feed it into the supply chain, data warehousing and enterprise resource planning systems that help commanders get the big picture ... or find the boots quickly.