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RFID


Small Business Solutions


HOW SMALL BUSINESS 

CAN BECOME RFID COMPLIANT?


Short-Term Solution

EPCglobal, the Industry-Driven Standard Approving Body, recommended fastest way to get "U.S. Government Compliance" is to Purchase RFID Tags which are Pre-programmed and Verified, in accordance with Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) Code. This code is issued by the U.S. government. 

By encoding this number in RFID tags, one can create its own RFID tags. These tags are manually affixed to products before they are shipped, which means personnel must be trained on tag placement.

Less than 1,000 Shipments Per Month

At this volume, it makes the most sense to purchase pre-programmed and verified RFID tags.

Between 1,000 and 10,000 Shipments Per Month

At this volume, one may need an on-site system at the facility to create tags as per requirements. There are a few RFID-enabled shipping systems available that include an RFID printer-encoder and software. These systems produce RFID tags and shipping labels.

More than 10,000 Shipments Per Month

GDN can help to start developing your long term strategy.

Long-Term Solution

RFID compliance solution that is best for a company is based on monthly shipments volume.

How We Can Help?

  • Become an EPCglobal US subscriber to develop *EPC Adoption Program. (*The Program provides the education, training, tools, and community support that is required implement EPC-enabled item level RFID tagging in day-to-day operations.) 
  • Identify the trade item(s) that need to be tagged for day-to-day operation.
  • Modify U.P.C. bar code number to a GTIN / EPC. The EPC schema to encode a GTIN is the SGTIN which consists of the GTIN plus a unique product or serial number. 
  • Encode an EPC on the RFID tags companies are applying to their trade item(s).