RFID Systems for Sugar Manufacturing

From lush tropical fields to refinery plants around the world, the sugar making process is a fascinating one. It has origins dating as far back as the 5th century AD with historical proof of early sugar production taking place on the Indian subcontinent. The most popular form of sugar is sucrose, commonly known as table sugar. Although it is primarily sold to domestic households, the sugar manufacturing industry provides goods to many other entities as well. In Canada and the U.S., for example, more than 80% of production is sold to industrial users in the food and beverage sectors. These industrial users include confectioners, bakers and even dairy processors. Ultimately, sugar manufacturing has become an integral aspect of North American commerce.

Using GAO RFID Systems in the Sugar Manufacturing Industry

Our company is pleased to offer a host of solutions, specially designed to enhance the sugar manufacturing industry. GAO offers powerful RFID platforms that can take responsibility of your operation from end-to-end. Everything — from improving customer service to tightening workflow controls — is possible with the flexibility of our systems. Here are just some of the issues we can address:

  • Inventory monitoring and automatic reorders
  • Restriction of access to sensitive zones within the plant
  • Equipment management and maintenance
  • Documentation tracking and data monitoring

GAO RFID is well-versed in the manufacturing industry and has created innovative solutions to streamline its processes. Our systems can be used on their own, or combined with others for an even more powerful experience. From tracking your assets, controlling access, and tracking work in progress, our suite of RFID Systems will be a good addition to your technology infrastructure.

Equipment Management

Sugar refining is a capital intensive industry, with most of its money invested in machinery. The most common equipment includes centrifugal separators, water filtration systems and vacuum pans. GAO’s Asset Tracking System uses RFID technology to help organizations monitor these valuable assets. Users can tag their equipment and use our RFID Reader Devices to monitor their whereabouts on the warehouse floor. GAO’s helpful software will then log associated data and allow you to categorize pertinent information. This feature is especially helpful when trying to establish maintenance schedules and tweak performance metrics.

Inventory Management

The smooth, uninterrupted flow of raw materials is crucial in efficient sugar production. Every day, plants rely on the continuous delivery of sugar beets and sugar cane from various parts of the world. Good inventory management is a huge determinant of a company’s success.   GAO’s Asset Tracking RFID System can also help organizations achieve this goal. Use our high quality RFID Tags and Readers to monitor inventory in real time — without assigning a human employee to the task of manually counting and recording the data. Our automated solutions will show you the status of supplies, and even trigger new orders as soon as those supplies run low.

Personnel Management

Implement GAO’s Personnel Tracking System to get the most out of your human capital. Some sugar manufacturing plants employ thousands of workers to complete daily tasks. Managing all of them can be complex. Providing every employee with an RFID Badge can allow managers to monitor and track their movement and efficiency at each production station. Maximize workflow efficiency by accurately monitoring their whereabouts, and determining how much time each employee spends at each workstation through our web portal and make business decisions that will keep your organization efficient and profitable.

Access Control

Sugar refineries are often located near water ports where raw materials can be received, stored and accessed easily. These refineries are also located in busier metropolitan areas where restaurants, retail markets and other food processors are close by. The plant’s strategic location often means the property consists of sensitive zones. GAO’s Access Control RFID System can be used together with our other products. Restrict access to specific areas using our advanced badging features. Companies can also keep an eye on the wider perimeter from a central network, using GAO’s Parking Control System. All of the access activity is logged in real-time on the system database, allowing managers and security personnel full freedom to review access times and users, enabling 100% visibility on facility activity.

Integrating our System 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.