Tuesday, June 13, 2006

FedEx Critical Inventory Logistics - RFID Connection?

Earlier today, FedEx announced the launch of a new supply chain service that will enable customers to more efficiently manage high value and time critical inventory by utilizing the power and reach of the FedEx portfolio of companies. Dubbed FedEx® Critical Inventory Logistics, this will include customers in:

  • telecommunication
  • semiconductor
  • biomedical
  • and other high technology industries.

Intellareturn Take: In recent discussions with the folks at FedEx, we believe that this Critical Inventory Logistics service will soon include the incorporation of RFID technology for a number of areas -- including reverse logistics and warranty actions.

FedEx is a global leader in handling the supply chain processes of many organizations throughout the world and we are confident that our discussions with them will lead to enhancements for reverse logistics through RFID. Intellareturn has supported the use of courier networks for some time, especially with FedEx Kinko's and FedEx Express locations (for distribution of parts or devices) and FedEx Custom Critical and FedEx Express for urgent, same day service (for repair and warranty services).

These solutions could reinforce the efficiency and visibility of operations at a moment's notice, whether by phone, in-person at a FedEx location or online. Get ready for the future of logistics!