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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

2. It Increases Asset Visibility With Real-Time Data
What a relief it would be if you were able to immediately locate all the things you have ever lost or misplaced, right? RFID asset tracking allows you to do exactly that. After all, they are not wrong when they say you cannot manage what you cannot see. When you move from one warehouse to another, things can become messy and you can have a higher chance of overlooking and eventually losing things. Increased visibility lets businesses resolve issues that stem from oversight, misplaced materials, poor organization and mistakes due to manual processes. RFID asset tracking offers you the convenience and necessity of increased asset and inventory visibility.

Perhaps the greatest benefit of RFID is the peace of mind that comes with the ability to track your assets in real time. Similarly, it can help you to provide this data in customized formats to auditors, vendors and customers. To simplify it further, RFID tags can be read from anywhere within a facility, so that employees can instantly find out the amount of each item and its location, along with the whereabouts or status of a shipment, or items that have left a warehouse. This data can be used in identifying production, availability or maintenance issues—and, hence, appropriate preventive actions can be taken accordingly.

3. It Improves Employee Productivity With Organized Tasks
Like bar-code technology, RFID does not require your staff to be within line of sight of a product or asset in order to locate it. They don't have to waste time on labor-intensive processes, such as scanning individual items, looking for misplaced equipment or tools, or counting inventory amounts. This eventually increases the speed of task completions, movement from one warehouse to another and project turnover, by reducing carrying and labor costs.

RFID technology enables a business to keep track of moving assets that are passing from one warehouse to another, through multiple departments or teams. When assets have RFID tags attached to them, these items can be automatically scanned as they move throughout your operations. It becomes a much quicker and more painless process for not only warehouse-management personnel, but also the operations department.

Did you know? Warehouse operators spend 20 percent of their time dealing with paperwork and other related activities.

Increasing asset and inventory visibility, along with eliminating manual processes, can help to reduce oversight and human errors. The technology can help you streamline asset assignments for employees, and free up your staff to work more on areas that can positively affect your bottom line. Here are some common RFID myths, debunked neatly!

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