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RFID Connects U.S. Outsourcing With India And China

The goal is to gain access to real-time data transmitted from the RFID tags on containers in transit to make split-second decisions that could redirect cargo in transit. The application will become more va
Savi Technology Inc., a privately held company that generated revenue of approximately $90 million in 2005, is working with retail companies and ship-vessel operators to build out an international supply chain. This supply chain is enabled by radio frequency identification technology (RFID).

The goal is to gain access to real-time data transmitted from the RFID tags on containers in transit to make split-second decisions that could redirect cargo in transit. The application will become more valuable to U.S. companies as the outsourcing manufacturing trend to China and India continues.I spoke with Lani Fritts, chief operating officer at Savi Technology. Fritts explains Savi, RFID technology and some of the applications being used by vessel and rail operators that import and export goods between India or China and United States ports.

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