6 steps to a successful RFID asset-tracking system

May 5, 2015
How to set up an asset-tracking system using radio frequency identification (RFID).

While advanced automation has helped to vastly streamline industrial production in past years, RFID asset-tracking systems have done the same with inventory management and logistics. This paper provides a brief history of RFID as well as an overview of how it works and common applications. It then covers the six most basic steps required to successfully deploy an RFID asset-tracking system, along with appropriate caveats.

Ultimately the keys to success are careful planning, followed by good RF engineering, project execution, stakeholder communication and user training. A qualified RFID systems integrator can help reduce deployment time and risk, while improving how quickly a return on investment can be achieved.