RFID Speeds P&G Plant Throughput

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When Procter & Gamble's facility in Spain boosted throughput, the loading dock became a bottleneck. RFID increased the speed at which pallets could be loaded on trucks -- and it eliminated mistakes and cut costs.

Feb. 3, 2003 - Two years ago, Procter & Gamble decided to increase logistics throughput at a manufacturing plant in Spain. The plan called for forklifts to load 33 pallets onto delivery trucks every 20 minutes. The company invested in some new equipment, but it was clear that it also needed to revamp procedures for loading the pallets. Otherwise, the dock area would become a bottleneck. There were already times when forklift drivers would run out of...

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