Good Uses for RFID Chips
To automatically inventory the tools a truck is carrying.
To find misrouted luggage at an airport.
Posted on March 3, 2008 at 6:45 AM
Interesting system, but I don't think they went anywhere near far enough to increase productivity.
It'd be a lot more useful to dump the days work into the system, and have the required tools 'attached' to that work.
For example, if an electrician needs to run some new wire and install a new stove plug at a residence, there should be an inventory of tools that are necessary to complete that task attached to the work order which the system can then check for before they leave.
It's a rare day that a contractor brings everything necessary to be an electrician... they'd need much bigger trucks.
Of course on the security side of things, how perfectly awesome to be able to break into a yard and find the truck that carries the items you want to steal instead of searching each one by hand.
Efficiency for all :)
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