The creation of toys for young children is not only a lucrative industry, it can be a rewarding one too. In the past decade alone, toys have become more engaging and innovative — bringing smiles to the faces of kids worldwide. Some of the biggest toys manufacturers across Canada and the U.S. include Mattel, Hasbro and Sanrio. But increasingly competitive imports are changing the face of the industry, forcing manufacturers to reassess their operational practices. The good news, however, is that RFID technology has become a tremendous benefit for many companies. And this has been particularly true for toy manufacturers looking to maximize their profitability.
Using GAO RFID Systems in the Doll, Toy & Game Manufacturing Industry
GAO RFID is acutely aware of your operational challenges, which is why our company has become the trusted source for many manufacturers. Whether inside a warehouse or along an assembly line, GAO RFID is a leader in tracking inventory and implementing lean practices. Read on to see how we’ve addressed the concerns of some of our most valued manufacturing clients. Our answers may get you thinking about how GAO RFID can get working for you.
Question: We’d like to implement RFID technology, but are unsure where to begin. What types of issues can GAO address?
Our company’s RFID Systems are able to address a host of challenges, including unique issues that pertain only to your company. Here are just some of the things GAO RFID can do for you:
- Track inventory using our RFID Asset Tracking System and assess current use of resources to determine future production rates
- Organize and analyse client data to ensure your customers’ needs are being met
- Eliminate trespassers through our RFID Access Control System by restricting access to various zones within the facility
- Improve visibility in remote areas of the plant
- Ensure safety standards are being met on the warehouse floor via our RFID Personnel Tracking System
GAO offers a complete suite of RFID Systems to meet your operational challenges. The best part about our Systems is that they are fully customizable. Our team does not adhere to a one-size-fits-all policy. We are with you every step of the way to ensure our RFID frameworks are perfectly in line with your needs.
Question: On the administrative side of our toy manufacturing operation, we are still maintaining paperwork, but we’d really like to move to a digital model. Does GAO RFID offer data management solutions?
Yes, all of our RFID Systems come with powerful software that eliminates the need for paperwork. We understand that toy manufacturers produce enormous amounts of data — and that accurate monitoring of that data is crucial for business success. Your managers can use our RFID documentation system to categorize complex data that stems from the following:
- Client information and needs assessments
- Quality control charts
- Legal/compliance documentation
- Employee payroll stubs and timesheets
Meanwhile, GAO’s Work In Progress (WIP) Tracking System can help your company gradually move your operations to a digital model. This system logs crucial data as goods pass through each production stage. All information is compiled digitally using our RFID WIP Tracking Software. The data can be used to pinpoint product glitches, identify workflow anomalies, and determine future production rates.
Question: We’d like to monitor our employees’ work habits to reorganize our human capital effectively. How can we use RFID technology to do this in a way that is respectful and not intrusive?
GAO’s RFID Personnel Locating System was designed to monitor employees without violating their privacy. From security guards to engineering staff, we understand it takes a lot of people to run a toy manufacturing plant. RFID Badges are assigned to and worn by employees. RFID Readers are then placed at strategic points within the facility. When employees pass by these Readers, their RFID Badges will transmit a signal that includes their unique data identifying who they are and what their location is. Managers can then use this data to determine how much time each employee is spending at a particular work station, or whether an x-number of employees are required within that department.
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 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 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.