Thai Shrimp Exporters Use RFID for Automation, Traceabilitysixma
Jul 12, 2007—Two Thai shrimp exporters are using an RFID system to improve their ability to quickly and accurately trace the shrimp they sell, from the time the product arrives at processing plants, until it is exported to customers in Japan, European countries and the United States. The companies are employing the technology to reduce labor costs by replacing manual, paper-based shrimp-tracking systems with automated, electronic ones. Additionally, RFID will enable the firms to speed and improve their ability to trace the food’s origin, processing and expiry data in the event of a product recall. The companies believe the technology will provide its customers—and, ultimately, consumers—confidence in the freshness of their products.