The term “logistics” is one of these fuzzy expressions with an unimaginably broad spectrum of meanings. Nevertheless, there are a number of similarities in all logistics applications.
The standard task of logistics is:
Bring the correct parts to the right place at the right time.
Everything has its price and moving objects from A to B requires energy and space, both measurable in money. Therefore, a logistics system:
– protect the transported goods
– bring the goods on time
– Avoid empty containers and vehicles
– Do not lose any goods, containers or vehicles
To achieve some or all of these goals, RFID can help by providing real-time information for goods and transportation tracking.