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Asia's first logistics RFID live test in HK

Carol Ko | March 2, 2009
Reviewing existing global standards of RFID in the transport and logistics industry

A unique feature of the RFID/EPC Live Test in Global Logistics' was that the participants were presented with five thematic test cases: RFID/EPC in global logistics, in passive tagging, at container level, in container tracking, and in enabled sensors.

Participants were taught how to perform container and pallet tracking via RFID/RFID technology in global logistics operations, take advantage of RFID/EPC to perform active and passive tagging at pallet level to create business value, comply with the evolving container tracking requirements effectively and profitably, and to optimise supply chain efficiency.

RFID pilot programme

The first phase validated the use of UHF EPC tags for the shipment of cartons and containers between Hong Kong and Japan. The second demonstrated the impact of GS1 EPCglobal Standards on providing visibility of goods on a global level between source factories in China and distribution centres in the US.

The TLS 3 Pilot Programme was recently finalised and focuses on testing out the use of EPCIS to track the progress of physical products in cartons, containers and pallets across the supply chain using the trade lane from Tokyo to Amsterdam.


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