RFID Systems for the Grocery Store Industry

Today’s grocery stores in Canada and the U.S. are no longer mere supermarkets that offer produce and cooking staples. These establishments have morphed into a crucial component of our daily lives. Many grocery stores now offer unique product lines that accommodate a range of dietary profiles. Organic foods, prepared meals and elaborate dessert options are now common among standard grocery chains.

Using GAO RFID Systems in the Grocery Store Industry

From inventory checks to customer satisfaction surveys, grocery store managers have a lot to keep an eye on. Although the logistics of this industry can be quite complex, running daily operations does not need to be a logistical challenge. RFID technology can help managers optimize efficiency. Here are just some of the areas in which GAO RFID can assist:

  • Efficiently manage all product lines to eliminate inventory waste
  • Provide secure, keyless access to all employees and visitors
  • Monitor employees in real time to determine workflow deficiencies and increase productivity

Our company is well-versed in catering to our clients in both the retail and service sectors. GAO RFID is in a unique position to assist those in the grocery store industry, given our diversified experience. Below you will find our answers to some of the most commonly asked questions from our grocery clients. We’d be happy to address your unique challenges should you desire an assessment of your business’ needs.

Question: Our inventory of food items is constantly expanding year-round. What is the best way to avoid brand duplication and excessive ordering of inventory?

GAO RFID’s Asset Tracking System is the perfect solution. Inventory management has never been easier with our comprehensive solution package. Our RFID Asset Tracking solution was developed to help our grocery store clients monitor their inventory in real-time. Users can eliminate the need for human intervention using a configuration of RFID Tags and Readers. Once setup, our software system can help your staff take inventory in minutes, tell you accurately how much product in each category you have left, and even trigger new orders when items are dwindling. There is no need for conventional, time-consuming barcode scanning– meaning employees can be assigned to other areas of the store as needed.

Question: Our grocery space is very large and has many employees, sales reps, and visitors come in and out each day. Is there an automated and efficient way of controlling access to some areas of our store?

Absolutely. GAO RFID’s Access Control System provides you with a way to manage access of each unique user. By assigning individual RFID Tags to each personnel or visitor, they can use these badges to access zones throughout the grocery store. With the proper access programmed into the RFID Badge, users are granted to areas without the need for a key. Each time a door is opened, our system keeps track of the user and the time, allowing you to review access activity anytime.

It’s hard to know whether more employees are needed in one section of the store than in another. How can we best determine how to disperse our human capital?

GAO RFID is a leader in employee assessment tactics. Use our RFID Personnel Tracking System to determine your workers’ capabilities, and dictate in which areas they are needed most. Payroll, scheduling and meal breaks are easily manageable with our robust software. Whether you’re re-arranging workflow in the produce section or allocating more resources to the deli counter, GAO RFID puts you in control of personnel management.

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 retail 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 retail management system.

Contact us for more information on how our RFID Systems can be configured for your organization.