The Catering business is a tough industry that faces quite a bit of competition. Every day, thousands of pounds of food is processed and handled at catering businesses throughout Canada and the United States. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology allows processes such as inventory and asset management to be optimized. GAO’s RFID Systems can help to reduce problems commonly associated with catering businesses such as:
- Tracking reusable assets thereby cutting down on the loss of returnable assets
- Tracking inventory
- Tracking the distribution of meals
- Tracking and analyzing a variety of processes (time management)
GAO RFID Systems for Caterers enables a strong connection between the business and the customer as data is instantly gathered on the effectiveness of your company. RFID can be utilized for a number of different purposes including to support new meal selection, to track customer preferences, and to monitor inventory. RFID can be combined with your existing management software to achieve unparalleled oversight over your catering business.
Using GAO RFID Systems in the Catering Industry
With GAO RFID Systems for Caterers, you’re making an investment that is going to pay off instantly as inventory can be monitored and tracked easily, meal distribution is optimized, and the customer service experience is improved. Our system automates and makes your business tasks more efficient and collects data in real-time that can be utilized in the future to assist you in making informed business decisions.
Track the Efficiency of Operations
By affixing an RFID Tag on a tray or a piece of equipment that is making its way through your food assembly process, you can effectively time the efficiency of each step. Whether a batch is in the oven too long, in a mixer for too short of a period, implanting this technology into your existing setup gives you a way to track how your raw materials move through your cooking process. This data provides a way for your operation to ensure quality control and consistency.
Tag Assets (including Returnables)
With a catering business, you have a large collection of food and packaging inventory going out and coming in nearly all the time. Assets such as bread racks, dairy containers, and meat trays rarely get returned and pile up in your back room. By incorporating an RFID Tag on all of your returnables, you can develop a system with your suppliers to limits waste and help keep costs low.
Track your Inventory
The GAO RFID Asset Tracking System utilizes RFID Tags to automate inventory counting. Using Handheld RFID Readers, you can quickly take inventory of all supplies in seconds, providing you with a clear picture of inventory on hand and what is needed. No longer will you need to spend expensive labour hours to manually count your inventory. Our RFID Asset Tracking System will enable an automatic process that allows you to monitor your inventory in real-time—ultimately keeping your inventory lean and costs low.
Integrating our System with your Existing Catering Software
Our RFID Systems for Caterers can be deployed as a standalone solution or can be integrated with other software solutions, according to each customer’s needs.
GAO’s RFID solutions cover a vast array of different aspects and processes in the catering industry. RFID tech will provide you the information you need to make more informed operations decisions, to gauge customer demand, and to generate corporate strategy and goals based off of thorough real-time information.
Contact us for more information on how our RFID Systems can be adapted to suit your catering operation’s needs.