Simplify Inventory Management
Warehouses and distribution centers have a tremendous amount of inventory. The management of this inventory is paramount to business operation. RFID provides the ability to scan this inventory in bulk rather than having to individually scan each item one by one. It also allows for collection of data throughout traditional warehouse and distribution operations.
How it works?
1. Tag Items
Inventory and goods are tagged with RFID labels. Depending on the business case, RFID labels may only be attached at the highest unit of measure such as a pallet. In other cases, the RFID labels may be attached on the individual cases or item level. Each RFID label is serialized. Often times an RFID printer may be used to automate the printing and encoding of the RFID labels.
2. RFID Reader
As goods move throughout the warehouse and distribution center, the strategic RFID read points collect the movement of the goods. In addition, RFID handhelds can be used to conduct cycle counts or physical inventory counts using RFID. The key benefit is the speed of data collection as opposed to a barcode or manual count.
3. Data Collection
The data that is collected can assist with business discussions such as tracking of inventory throughout a facility or management of inventory levels. In addition, the ability to conduct cycle counts and physical inventory counts in a more cost effective and efficient way produces intelligence on variances right away.