With high quality production plants set up around the world, chocolate manufacturing is a competitive industry. In Canada and the U.S., the professionals involved in chocolate manufacturing and production have to oversee a vast array of duties related to plant efficiency, safety, and control. Through radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, overseeing this multistage and complex process can be made easier. GAO’s manufacturing-tailored RFID solutions can eliminate problems commonly associated chocolate manufacturing such as:
- Tracking assets to reduce loss of returnables
- Analyzing supply chain data
- Setting up an equipment maintenance schedule
- Improve safety and security of your facility
Our RFID Systems equips a chocolate manufacturing plant with the technology they need to ensure optimum tracking of assets, inventory, and processes. Managers overseeing their plants while deploying these technologies will have access to important data that allows them to optimize and improve their production processes.
Using GAO RFID Systems in the Chocolate Manufacturing Industry
In chocolate manufacturing, there are three aspects of your business where our RFID Systems can be put to use: returnable transport item management, inventory/supply chain management, and warehouse management. Our Systems maintain a firm grasp on the nuances and unique work flow requirements that a chocolate manufacturing plant faces. Our RFID Systems enable your facility to:
Learn More about Your Supply Chain
Via RFID Tags, inventory and assets are able to be tracked on your premises. All information acquired by the Asset Tracking System can then be processed to deliver to you real-time statistics on how your supply chain is performing. Once you have inventory counts, levels, and usage data, the information can be integrated with your existing management software to create meaningful reports that help you make critical business solutions.
Tag Individual Assets
The loss of product or loss of assets is always an issue of concern for manufacturers. Our Asset Tracking System has improved upon existing management methods to track individual assets within your plant – in turn, this guards against theft of these assets, makes them easy to locate at a moment’s notice, and guarantees that should they go missing, that they are easily traceable. As each asset is tagged, RFID Readers installed across your facility can scan each tag and identify the item and location. With a click of the mouse, your RFID system will show the location of every single asset and/or trace the route it has taken within the production plant. This allows potential error sources to be easily located.
Control Entry/Exit Authorization
No chocolate manufacturer wants unauthorized users accessing their property. Our Access Control System secures your premises through assigning RFID tags to your employees. Requiring no line of sight and being a superior technology to traditional barcodes, RFID works to optimize the entrance/exit process. Only authorized users with RFID Badges can access your facility. Each time access is granted or denied, the system logs it into the database. This gives you a clear picture of the access issues at your facility and keeps your property safe and secure.
Maintain Your Equipment
Implementing our Asset Tracking System allows you to tag your equipment and program them with specific maintenance schedules. This will automatically notify you when a piece of equipment needs to undergo maintenance. Many leading companies have chosen to use RFID tags for this reason in order to reduce the possibility of possible production losses due to equipment breakdown.
Integrating our RFID System with your existing Management Software
GAO RFID’s Systems can be deployed as a standalone solution or can be integrated with other software solutions, according to your needs.
At the core of our solution is GAO RFID’s AUTO-ID Engine which incorporates middleware and essential RFID functions that perform RFID data collection and information processing. Our AUTO-ID Engine seamlessly integrates with a wide variety of management systems so that you can access the data it collects directly via the system or systems you currently have in place.
Our team of seasoned professionals will smoothly integrate the appropriate GAO RFID Solution with your IT architecture. The result is an RFID solution that is seamlessly unified with your management system.
Contact us for more information on how our RFID Systems can be configured for your organization.