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RFID Asset-Tracking Technology for Warehouse Relocation

With an RFID-enabled tracking system, the entire relocation process, from planning through execution to completion, becomes smoother.
By Kiran Ajaz

A relocation can be of any type—within a building, within the same city or country, or outside your country. That being said, it is vital that proper warehouse relocation take place. It might require the supervision of the warehouse manager: before and after the move, the use of equipment specifically designed to carry out a smooth relocation of a storage facility from one place to another, the process of adjustment of storage units, professional packaging to avoid any damage in the process and, above all, the maintenance check.

All of the above activities can be made easy with the right process and the right solution to implement that process. Here's what happens when an RFID asset-tracking solution is implemented for warehouse relocation:

1. It Increases Efficiency With RFID Tagging
One of the main purposes of using RFID technology is to increase warehouse efficiency by reducing logistics and labor costs, which can otherwise soar high. This increases the pressure on profit margins in today's already competitive market. What makes it cost-efficient is the fact that warehouses are now able to streamline several operational areas inside their premises. RFID tagging serves you right when relocating a warehouse.

You can keep everything organized and increase the efficiency of workers within your warehouse.
Not long ago, one of my friends shared their experience with RFID technology for warehouse relocation. My friend's company was able to have accurate inventory of all the items and equipment, and where all of them were located. It was able to plan the relocation efficiently due to RFID tags. As described above, packaging was done and destination information was stored in the system. Mistakes did happen and items did end up misplaced, but it happened due to incorrect labeling, not because of the system.

The best part about having all of the items tagged was that the firm had installed RFID readers at its primary exit and entry doors. This enabled it to track movements at the destination locations, and to send back any items that were incorrectly delivered. This, in short, has not only improved its logistics management, but also amped up workload efficiency, as well as its control over the storage and movement of materials within the warehouse.

The success of this entire process during warehouse relocation depends on the ability to obtain consistent reads from RFID tags. Here are 13 tips for in-the-field tagging, to help you successfully deploy RFID tags.

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