Overseeing the manufacturing of wood and paper products involves managing a vast array of inventory, business processes, and personnel all with the goal of meeting daily quotas. RFID technologies assist in boosting the efficiency of wood and paper product manufacturing businesses across Canada and the U.S. by enabling the easy tracking of components throughout the production process and enhancing access throughout the production facility. The manufacturing-tailored RFID solutions can eliminate manage problems commonly associated in wood and paper product production such as:
- Maintain a thorough inventory of existing wood components; tag and ensure a constant supply
- Track an order throughout the production process ensuring that it is on schedule
- Track the performance of your equipment to ensure it is being properly maintained
- Monitor and track employees to ensure safety and immediate response to emergencies
In large volume wood product manufacturing, it can be difficult to monitor everything that is going on. GAO’s RFID Systems ensure that managers have the information they need in real-time to ensure maximum efficiency – reduce the amount of inventory loss, manage time, and increase facility safety.
Using GAO RFID Systems in the Wood and Paper Product Manufacturing Industry
Higher yield and an improvement in the control of production process the benefit when implementing our RFID Systems into your organization. The use of RFID Tags can be implemented into your wood products to track them from beginning to end. Learn how to better manage your time and revenues with the use of our suite of RFID Systems.
Maintain Safety throughout the Manufacturing Process
Keep track of the condition of the equipment used in your manufacturing processes as well as monitor employee performance to ensure that safety is maintained at every step. If there is an item or piece of equipment that requires maintenance, our RFID Asset Tracking System will alert managers ahead of time and electronically document the service to keep a paperless service history. Having your production equipment maintained in a timely manner and being able to recall exact service history details ensures optimum efficiency on your shop floor.
When working with a large quantity of components in your entire product line, it’s easy for a company to underestimate the parts they have on hand and misjudge their inventory levels. Our RFID WIP Tracking System achieves an accurate representation of inventory in real-time and can be programmed to automatically order inventory as it is used. Order spare or replacement parts when you get low, know what you’re working with, and maintain an inventory check schedule.
With hundreds to thousands of employees typically required in a large scale plant, time management is essential to the safety and administration of an organization. With so many zones and different access levels, it is important to have a system that can control who can access what zone in your facility. By providing RFID Tags to every personnel, these become the keys they use to access different doors in the plant or specialized equipment. RFID Readers affixed to doors and equipment only grant access to those who are authorized in the system. Every time access is granted, the activity is recorded in the history and can be recalled by a manager via easy-to-customize reports.
Keep Track of Finished Wood Products
Whether you are working with large wood components or smaller materials, the end product is a valuable part of your inventory. Before shipping out to your distribution center or customer, these finished goods need to be monitored and tracked to protect your bottom line. By using RFID Tags on individual items or pallets, you can quickly monitor the status and location of these products. When they are shipped, you can continue to track them all the way to their final destination. This enhanced visibility will allow you to be sure that your products arrive securely.
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.