Would you like to keep track of where your pallets are? Then read more bellow.
QR codes can easily be fitted or printed visibly on a pallet.
This identifies the pallet in the same way as an RFID chip.
The advantage of using a QR marking is that almost every part of the distribution chain has a scanner, and can readily identify goods and other data.
The disadvantages are that (1) each QR code needs to be scanned manually, which is very time-consuming and (2) there is a risk that the code may “fall off” or be removed from the pallet.
This means that a pallet is identifiable from the moment it is produced using a chipped block.
Afterwards, it is possible to link a specific product to the pallet and follow the pallet during transport.
The advantage of this type of tracking is that the code is automatically registered when the pallet passes through an RFID scanner.
The disadvantage is that RFID scanners are not widely used in the distribution chain.