The term “Logistics” is one of these fuzzy expressions with an unimaginable broad range of meanings. But nevertheless there are some similarities of all logistics applications. The standard task in Logistics is:
- Bring the right stuff, at the right time, to the right place.
But as everything has a price, so moving objects from A to B needs energy and space, both at a cost measured in money.
Therefore the logistics system needs to:
- protect the goods
- bring the goods in time
- avoid empty trips of containers and trucks
- lose no goods, containers or trucks
In order to achieve one or all goals, RFID can help by providing real-time tracking information.