RFID: Befuddled by FUD
has shown promise as a way to monitor the movement and even the condition of all sorts of objects. The advantage of using of radio-frequency electromagnetic fields to transfer data is that, unlike barcode systems, where the tag must be within the line of sight of a reader, RFID tags can be embedded with a tracked object. This can give organizations more flexibility in how they track and identify inventory. The potential benefits of RFID technology include increased supply chain visibility, improved inventory management, better prevention against product loss and theft and improved food and drug safety.