RFID Case Study: Improve complete tracking of the supply chain from production to customer
Stonetrade International operates from Dubai and exploits nine marble quarries spread across the Middle East.
Stonetrade wanted to improve complete tracking of the supply chain from production to customer.
To track the whole process, Stonetrade uses RFID tags on the marble so each piece gets a unique ID. w3worx developed a Mobile App solution for Samsung S5 phones to use with the TSL 1128 Bluetooth RFID reader. Using this app the characteristics and the status of the marble can be captured. In addition, photos can be easily added to provide sales instant insight into the quality of the available stock.
Cisper suggested to use the 1128 Bluetooth® UHF RFID Reader from TSL.
How it works:
An RFID tag is attached to every piece of marble. Upon departure of the marble blocks, the RFID tag is scanned and the status of the marble is changed into “In Transit” in the Mobile App. Also a picture of the license plate of the truck is attached. Upon receipt in the distribution center, the marble blocks are scanned again and the status is changed into “In Stock” in the Mobile app. Also the trucks license plate is checked.
On a regular basis stockcounts of the large number of block are executed in the distribution center using the UHF RFID reader. The Mobile App presents the number of scanned marble blocks in real time.
Due to the use of RFID, Stonetrade will have the following advantages:
• Improved visibility in the current stock
• The quality of new stock is immediately visible for sales
• Better quality monitoring using pictures
• Improved monitoring of transport of the marble stock
• Fullly closed Supply Chain Management from production to the customer.
Stonetrade International operates from Dubai and has nine quarries spread across the Middle East.
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Cisper with its head office in the Netherlands, is an international distributor of Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) products and systems. The company focuses on sales of RFID hardware and tags to system integrators/resellers in Europe, Turkey, the Middle East and Africa.