Improving Efficiency and Reducing Errors With RFID

By Doug

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A manufacturer of glass containers used by the food and agriculture industries is employing an RFID system—with EPC Gen 2 readers installed on forklifts, and tags affixed to loaded pallets—at three of its factories, in order to improve efficiency by tracking products from the point of production to when the goods are loaded onto trucks destined for customers. The company has been expanding its operations throughout the past decade, with the addition of three production centers. After introducing a SAP software system at all of its facilities, the firm began seeking other technology solutions that could tie into that warehouse-management system, in order to improve efficiency and be able to track every pallet. After the company completed its installation of the RFID system, management has been able to reduce the amount of time required for moving product, and to receive alerts in the event that errors occur.