Cambridge Auto-ID Lab is one of seven labs worldwide leading research efforts in the area of Automated Identification of objects in the supply chain. The Lab has been involved in this area since 2000 when it joined the groundbreaking Auto ID Center project (1999-2003), which has driven numerous industry mandates in the adoption of RFID technology.
 
Auto-ID Labs at Cambridge is a part of the Centre for Distributed Automation and Control, which is based within the Institute for Manufacturing at the Distributed Information and Automation Lab. The lab focuses on the integration of RFID and other ID technologies into industrial environments. The Cambridge Lab is involved in UK and European funded projects examining these issues in the context of the industrial supply chain.