RFID Inventory Management

RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology is beneficial for organizations to keep track of their inventory and assets (both fixed and mobile). The best thing about this technology is that it can automatically identify objects without any hassle. Since organizations are busy more than ever before, they need to opt RFID inventory management system to check inventory. Hence, they don’t have to waste their time checking everything manually. 

Using RFID to Track Inventory

Here are some simple ways to make the most of RFID to track inventory: 

Outbound process

  • After receiving the delivery order with accurate information, the staff sends it to the forklift truck. 
  • Once the goods are out of the warehouse, the staff further scans the labels to record what goods are out of the warehouse. 
  • After scanning the goods, they confirm the shipment information. 
  • Once the staff transports the goods to the warehouse doorway, the RFID fixed reader present on the warehouse door checks proper cargo information along with the quantity. 
  • Finally, the outgoing process begins after confirmation. 

Inventory Process

  • First, the given system sends the plan of the inventory to the Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) handset.
  • After that, the staff checks the goods-related information while checking PDA.
  • Once they receive the instruction, they begin to scan the goods using mobile mode. 
  • RFID tags can easily read all cargo information quickly at one time. 
  • Hence, it is easier to record inventory results while comparing inventory plans. Hence, the final dynamic inventory is easy to attain. 

Inventory Inbound Process

  • First, the supplier reserves the products using an application for reservation. 
  • They can transfer the application to the warehouse manager using the system.
  • Once the warehousing application is agreed upon, the warehouse manager further confirms the storage. 
  • The supplier then follows up on all the needs and starts importing information using electronic tags, as well as shipment-based single-phase correlation. 
  • After that, the staff collates the given goods-related information for shipment via advanced tools. 
  • At the door, the staff installs an RFID reader on the goods before entering the warehouse. And, they send the information to the company as well. 
  • Hence, they attain real-time shipment information while confirming shipment information and dynamic management.

Warehousing Process

  • Once the goods are in the storage area, the available staff scan goods present there. 
  • Using the available data, they follow up on the stocks and also record goods-related information. 
  • They send this information to onboard computers for following the right follow-up path. 
  • Once the goods are placed in position, they scan their RFID labels to check cargo information. This information completes the warehouse process to achieve better synchronization while checking the location.  


Lacking visibility into warehouse inventory can be a major roadblock when you are trying to keep track of the goods. But that’s to RFID, the staff can follow the given processes for smooth inventory management. RFID inventory management not only improves counts but also improves accuracy. Hence, you get all the essential information about supply chain performance.