The future of RFID
In recent years, RFID technology has boomed around the world, and even during harsh recession times, the RFID industry has remained strong. In fact, the RFID industry has been so resilient during the recession that it has in fact grown stronger while most industries have fallen prey to harsh economic times.
In 2009 alone, the RFID market grew to $5.5 billion, having almost tripled in the last five years. Largely based on government, military, identity card, financial card, passport and other projects/contracts, and legally mandated requirements such as animal tagging, this market is recession proof, and continuing to grow rapidly.
RFID technology is fairly simple, as well as cost efficient. With relatively inexpensive components, RFID based solutions are affordable and efficient, and can offer innovative solutions to common workplace problems.
The reason the RFID market has remained so strong during these trying times is fairly simple; RFID technology allows companies in many industries to cut costs and save money. So when the world began to sink into a recession, many companies began to look for RFID based solutions to cut down costs, and boost efficiency.
Currently the United States has more active RFID projects than any other country in the world, with the UK and China making up the top 3 countries that currently employ RFID projects or technologies, or have planned to do so.
RFID tags have been used in many industries, from construction, shipping, airlines, manufacturing and many more. I believe it is safe to say the RFID tag use will only continue to grow and prosper in coming years, as newer RFID technologies have continued to open the doors to new possibilities.
If your company is currently using manual inventory, or could benefit from an automated inventory management, an RFID system could be a great addition to your current methods.
Whether you currently use RFID technology or not, in coming years there will only be more. RFID tags have already become a commonplace in some industries, and will continue to prosper as companies look to cut costs. Be sure to stay updated on the newest upcoming RFID technologies here at Adazon!