RFID technology is able to solve almost all the problems facing warehouses of any class.
RFID in logistics
Effective warehouse management requires the following tasks:
automatic collection of real-time information on the receipt and sale of goods;
exclusion of loss of information through the use of a unified system of accounting and control;
the ability to quickly search for goods;
reduction of time for all logistic operations.
In the RFID system, each unit of goods or packaging when it enters the warehouse passes through the RFID portal, and the registration takes place. If at the time of receipt on the goods there are no radio-frequency tags, they should be applied.
The tag identification number is assigned a specific name of the goods from the database, and the object is subsequently identified by a unique tag number. When sending goods through a similar portal, the time of shipment of this cargo is noted. The ultimate goal of implementing an RFID system is the harmonious functioning of the warehouse, i.e. in solving the problems that inevitably arise during his work. This is achieved by more accurate scheduling using data from the RFID system.
Using the RFID system allows you to achieve the following results:
reduce labor costs, eliminate personnel errors, automate much of the work;
improve information processing by eliminating manual input and associated errors;
reduce costs and time losses from searching for goods and assembling orders;
quickly and accurately conduct inventory;
exclude incorrect shipment.
In the RFID system, each unit of goods or packaging, such as a box, box, pallet, when entering the warehouse pass through the gate with an integrated RFID antenna, while reading the information from the tag and entering it into the database. If at the time of receipt on the goods there are no radio-frequency tags, they should be pasted. Another option is to install the antennas directly on the loaders. The label contains information on the supplier, the date and time of receipt, the type of product, quantity, location, etc. Thus, inventory inventory becomes possible absolutely at any time. When goods are shipped through the exit gate, the time and place of shipment is noted. Additionally, manual RFID readers that exist in various versions can be used.
The economic effect of the introduction of RFID systems is calculated taking into account the current state of the warehouse, problems arising during its operation, the expected reduction in costs, downtime, losses, and increased throughput, which is achieved by more accurate planning using data obtained using the RFID system. The ultimate goal is the harmonious functioning of the warehouse as a single organism, which is impossible without the availability of complete and accurate information about the processes occurring in its territory at any time.
Virtually any warehousing industry tries to find answers to the same questions:
How to reduce logistics costs?
How to increase efficiency?
How to increase the turnover?
... and faces the same problems:
There is no clear control of all warehouse operations?
Slowly process orders?
Is it hard to find a product?
Do they steal?
The modern logistics market dictates strict conditions. The speed and accuracy of controlling the movement of goods is a decisive factor for the efficient operation of the warehouse.
Radio frequency identification technology is able to solve almost all the problems facing warehouses of any class. Contactless identification is carried out by marking the goods (boxes, pallets) with special radio-frequency tags on which any information about the product can be remotely recorded and read.