RFID Case Study: from barcode to RFID
A transport company wanted to have an RFID based solution to automate a process for a project in their storage depot in order to manage 100.000 assets a year. In the past they have looked at RFID but didn’t think It was suitable for them. SMRTprojects showed the benefits of RFID and the transport company got excited.
The transport company was looking for a solution for a project in their storage depot, where on a daily base a large number of packages are being divided and optimized to known recipients. Incoming packages are repackaged to reduce load. After repackaging, the new load list has to be made for the customer, for the transporter and for customs. The transport company used barcode scanners to do this which took a lot of time and had some errors. To automate this process and reduce handling errors and deliveries, saving time and money, they wanted to have an RFID based solution.
With RFID it is possible to work quickly and efficiently. SMRTprojects gave a demo of their software and the transport company got excited. All incoming goods are being scanned and get an RFID label. After the packages are being repackaged they are put on a pallet. Once a pallet is completed, it will be embedded in the RFID tunnel.
All RFID labels on the packages are recognized by the RFID antennas in the tunnel. Also the packages that are inside the large pallet. The software checks whether all these packages have the same recipient, but also notice if goods cannot be transported together. If something isn’t correct, employees will see an error message and have the chance to correct it. The employees can use RFID scanners, provided by distributor of RFID products Cisper, to search for individual boxes.
If everything is correct, a master label (packing list) will automatically be compiled for this pallet, which will list all the available packages. Also all individual packages can be tracked with the packing list.
Due to the RFID solution, the search for packages is easier, faster and there are less errors. There is a good chance that the transport company will integrate RFID in more processes later.
The SMRT solution is a software platform that uses RFID & QR code for data collection and data distribution. The solution interfaces with ERP, Warehouse Management & CAD/CAM systems.
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Cisper, is an international distributor of Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) products and systems. The company was founded in 1983 and focuses on sales of RFID hardware and tags to system integrators/resellers in Europe, Turkey, the Middle East and Africa.