Applying RFID to Building Materials Manufacturing

With ongoing enhancements in construction and architecture across Canada and the U.S., it’s no surprise that building materials are becoming more and more innovative each year. During the past decade, environmental concerns have put sustainability at the forefront of the building materials manufacturing industry. Popular production items include clay, concrete, wood and metal. Bringing these materials to various industries in an ethical way has become top priority for many companies.

Exploring RFID in the Building Materials Manufacturing Industry

From regulatory compliance to productivity issues, GAO RFID is aware that there may be challenges in the manufacturing environment. Our company has experience designing RFID systems to help organizations in various industries to meet their needs. Read on to see how we’ve addressed the concerns of our current manufacturing clients; our answers will get you thinking about what GAO RFID can do for your organization.

Question: We’ve heard that GAO is a leader in asset tracking technologies. We have a lot of valuable equipment at our manufacturing plant. Can you help us protect them?

Whether it’s high-tech moulds or robotic assembly devices, we can apply our knowledge in asset tracking to monitor your assets 24/7. Using RFID Tags and Readers important information about each piece will be monitored and logged into the system database as it moves through the warehouse floor. Our specialized software to track asset will tell you where each item is headed and which employee has initiated contact. The system is also smart enough to alert managers when an item has disappeared, or seems to be progressing too slowly through the production line. Additionally, our software can record maintenance schedules for your equipment, so you know when it’s time for a service or inspection—keeping them running at optimal levels and assuring production uptime.

Question: Does GAO RFID have an all-in-one RFID System designed exclusively for the manufacturing industry?

No. But using the fundamentals of RFID technology we can develop specialized RFID tracking system to address the issues manufacturing firms face each day. Improve overall production time by tackling the challenges that hinder efficiency. By assigning RFID Tags to every item on the assembly line, we provide a tracking system that automates the logging of WIP data as goods pass through each production stage. Monitor and determine workflow deficiencies every step of the way. RFID System is so powerful, it can also track your inventory levels and trigger shipments of your final products—all in real time.

Question: Our company’s current employee badge-in system is not effective strong. Can we incorporate GAO RFID technology into our security operations?

Yes. We can apply our experience and knowledge in your company which allows you to track employee badge-in and out times, while having the power to grant and restrict access to different zones in your plant. All employee badges are outfitted with powerful RFID Badges. Short or Long Range RFID Readers are then placed at entry points throughout the facility. Once the system is in place, here’s what it can do for you:

  • Grant entry to only authorized personnel carrying an RFID Badge
  • Heighten security protocols for particularly sensitive zones
  • Monitor all entry and exit activity 24/7 and log every event into the database
  • Allow managers to access security-related data from a central desktop at the facility, or from a remote location

Integrating with your Existing Management Software

Once developed, our specialized RFID system 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 manufacturing management systems so that you can access the data it collects directly via the system or systems you currently have in place.

Our team comprises of seasoned professionals that can combine our RFID experience with your industry experience and provide a customized solution that 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. We can work with you to integrate the RFID tracking data collected from our custom solution with today’s leading information management systems in your industry.

Contact us for more information on how our RFID System can be created for your organization.

List of Relevant Information Management Systems

  1. EZ Maintenance
  2. ePAC
  3. FieldConnect
  4. CAFM Explorer
  5. Asset Infinity
  6. INTERAL Maintenance
  7. Jobsite Mobile
  8. Maximo