Manufacturer Tracks Inventory in Real Time Via RFID

By Doug

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Packaging manufacturer Accord Carton delivers quality-finished cartons to companies in a variety of industries, including food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and personal care. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, the company’s warehouse uses robots to move pallets to conveyors to prepare for distribution. The current system can identify when each pallet is loaded, sized and placed into or taken out of storage. Learn how Accord Carton plans to expand the system’s use by installing an RFID reader at the loading dock, in order to extend that visibility to the shipping of goods and automatically update the finished goods inventory. With the system in place, the firm can now prevent errors and gain a more detailed inventory of where each pallet is located. Hear how it can also share that data with its customers, enabling them to view which products have been manufactured by inputting an order number linked to specific pallet IDs, and thereby learning whether those cartons are in storage or have been shipped.