GAO RFID is proud to be a provider of RFID solutions to furniture manufacturers across Canada and the U.S. Companies in this fast-growing sector create furniture pieces, including mattresses and blinds, for household and office use. Sofas, beds, desks and lamps are just some of the items produced en masse. Our company understands the success of this industry is largely dependent on various important factors. For example, residential furniture sales are often in sync with home sales. Meanwhile, the sales of office pieces are determined by the overall health of the economy.
Using GAO RFID Systems in the Commercial & Residential Furniture Manufacturing Industry
GAO RFID is a leader in manufacturing solutions. Our innovation has helped many companies grow and flourish over the years. Many of our furniture manufacturing clients have come to us with questions on how to enhance the quality of their products, without sacrificing on efficiency and customer service. Read on to see how we’ve addressed their concerns. And then get in touch to see how GAO RFID can get working for you.
Question: Our manufacturing operation has complex tiers of production — with many of our resources getting lost in this web. Can GAO help us eliminate waste and streamline our operations?
Yes. GAO RFID is an expert in helping companies get rid of ‘buffer inventory’. Unnecessary supplies can tie up valuable resources, ultimately slowing down production. GAO’s RFID Work in Progress (WIP) Tracking System allows organizations to implement lean practices. Track your materials in real-time as they make their way through the production line. Here’s how it works:
- Assign RFID Tags to all your furniture manufacturing materials, including totes, bins, rawhide and tools
- Install RFID Readers at prominent production stations throughout your facility
- Track and electronically log your tagged materials in real-time using our power software system
- Use this data to monitor how much inventory you need at various stages of production, eliminating waste and protecting your bottom line
Question: Our supervisors have safety concerns when it comes to the well-being of our employees. What is the best way to monitor their whereabouts, without being intrusive?
GAO RFID’s Personnel Tracking System was designed with manufacturers in mind. We understand that furniture assembly plants can be dangerous workplaces. But that can be changed with the help of our RFID technology. Know where your employees are at all times by using RFID Badges. These badges will then transmit signals as workers pass by strategically-placed RFID Readers, logging their location and enabling real-time tracking. Apart from tracking where your employees are, GAO’s Personnel Tracking System can also do the following:
- Improve visibility in remote areas where floor supervisors are sparse
- Identify workflow issues and production anomalies with our web-based software; employee whereabouts are compiled into electronic reports, allowing managers to determine how much time each employee is spending at various workstations
- Reconfigure human capital based on the above data to improve overall productivity
Question: We create boutique furniture pieces, so our operation is atypical of the traditional manufacturing model. Can GAO RFID customize its solutions to address our special needs?
Absolutely. At GAO RFID, we do not adhere to the one-size-fits-all policy. That’s why each of our clients is treated as unique entities. When potential clients contact us, we dispatch a team of our certified professionals to assess your organizational needs. We then offer various RFID solutions, which are always customizable to address the client’s special concerns. GAO systems can be mixed and matched to create the perfect RFID framework.
Integrating our RFID Systems 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 manufactuing 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 manufacturing management system.
Contact us for more information on how our RFID Systems can be configured for your organization.