RFID Systems for Household Appliance Manufacturing

The household appliance manufacturing industry in Canada and the U.S. includes some of the following domestic machinery found in the average home:

  • Dishwashers
  • Stoves (electrical and gas)
  • Microwave oven
  • BBQ grill
  • Rotisserie over
  • Pizza oven
  • Refrigerators
  • Blenders
  • Electric razor
  • Electric toothbrush
  • Espresso machine
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Air conditioner
  • Sewing machine
  • Electric blanket
  • Electric toothbrush

According to Canadian Industry Statistics (CIS) there are three important categories related to manufacturing costs:

  1. Cost of supplies and materials
  2. Cost of energy, water and vehicle fuel
  3. Production workers’ pay

The year 2012 saw the cost of Household Appliance Manufacturing dominated by the cost of materials and supplies. GAO RFID has the Systems that help in assisting manufacturing companies with decreasing overall costs and boosting efficiency.

Using GAO RFID Systems in the Household Appliance Manufacturing Industry

Household appliance manufacturing also includes the design and manufacture of parts and supplies for domestic machines. With the demands for increased operational efficiencies while balancing decreased costs, manufacturers are continuously looking for ways to improve their business. This is how our RFID Systems can help:

Raw Material Tracking

Pallets of raw materials containing metal, glass and plastics can be embedded with rugged RFID Tags prior to being delivered to appliance manufacturing plants. Tracking items by material, weight and delivery time can effortlessly be scanned with an RFID reader. Our Asset Tracking System allows managers to clearly monitor and track the status and location of raw materials to ensure the availability of these resources during the manufacturing process.

Inventory Control

Once the manufacturing process is complete, it is important for the managers to ensure a proper control over the inventory before it is shipped to distribution and customers. Each item can be tagged with RFID Tags and all unique information is stored on this tag. At any time, managers can search for inventory and gain insight on when each product was made, how long it has been in storage, and where it is destined to be shipped. The Asset Tracking System eliminates prone methods of manual counts and lookips conducted by old fashioned methods like paper and data entry processes.

Shipping & Receiving

Assembled products to be delivered to suppliers embedded with RFID tags eliminates any guess work when it comes to monitoring of inventory through the delivery cycle.

The most laborious process of shipping and receiving is the picking process. Enabling an ideal workflow by adopting our Asset Tracking System is an effective way to eliminate the error prone activity of picking.

RFID Portals set up at every shipping and receiving post guarantee that every pallet goes to its correct destination point. A receipt is automatically generated as the LPN passes through dock and ship doors.

Access Control

Long range RFID tags attached to pallets to be delivered via tractor trailer can be read by RFID Readers at a distance. This eliminates the need to individually scan each and every item using a barcode scanner. Furthermore transport trucks sent to transport items that have UHF tags displayed on windshields can be given access to swing gates. Instituting RFID Access Control System allows only authorized vehicles to enter and leave a manufacturing plant grounds, this adds an extra layer of security.

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 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.