Warehousing and storage companies in Canada and the U.S. deal with clients that require brief import housing to long-term storage. Warehousing and storage companies accommodate for distribution, order-picking and receiving, pick and pack sorting, promotional packing, trans-loading and cross-docking. With a variety of daily functions, it is not surprising that warehousing and storage companies face numerous challenges to strategically and simultaneously manage the daily activities. Prominent challenges include:
- Managing incoming and outgoing packages
- Maintaining storage facilities
- Tracking and shipping packages
- Checking inventory of supplies for specific clients
The RFID Solution: General Warehousing & StorageGeneral warehousing and storage companies are constantly under pressure to reduce product costs and delivery greater value goods to their clients and customers just-in-time, in the right sequence and with quality assurance. RFID systems may be able to significantly simplify the job by efficiently tracking parts, finished goods from the warehouse or storage to the customer. All the while, RFID solutions can also be designed to seamlessly interface with the inventory or warehouse management systems that are already in place. Management of Inner Warehouse Equipment With numerous supplies and clients with different needs, a warehousing and storage facility requires unique equipment to handle the different goods. The equipment requires both quality check and inventory checks that need to be updated daily, weekly or monthly. Further exploration into RFID and applying it in this scenario may be able help to error-proof industrial environments so that warehouse and storage organizations can protect, manage and get the right products to the right place in a timely manner by keeping the equipment up to quality check standards. Using RFID Tags, each piece of equipment can be given a unique ID that is used to track its location and maintenance history. Automatic alerts are sent when maintenance is due to ensure there are no forgotten repair services. If managers need to know where the equipment is, or how many of certain equipment are currently deployed on the warehouse floor, all of this information can be gathered within minutes using the right RFID application. Inventory of Goods Hand-in-hand with management of equipment, inventory checks are a mandatory part of the optimal functioning of warehousing and storage companies. Without the supply to meet the demand of production, warehousing companies could be in serious risk of backlog. In order to aid with the efficiency of these inventory processes, we can explore using our Asset Tracking System to offer ways to tag incoming and outgoing shipments to notify the internal network of any materials that are running low or need replacement. In addition, the tags make it easier to track and identify any items that are missing or misplaced. All of this information can easily generated from our web-based management software interface in seconds. Management of Storage Time Logs and Storage Items Specifically for storage facilities that are small-scale and that cater to clients with temporary storage needs, time logs and inventory checks are mandatory. In addition, the storage facility needs periodic checks to ensure that the client has, in fact, moves their personal belongings when mentioned. Time logs can be automated and systematically maintained by using RFID technology to ensure efficient and timely vacancy and occupancy of storage areas.
Integrating RFID Solutions with Existing Warehouse and Storage Systems
After exploring RFID, applying it to your warehouse and storage application, and finally creating a solution that fits your needs, rest assured that this RFID system can easily integrate with your existing warehouse management systems. Please contact us for information on we can work together to develop a solution for your warehouse and storage facility. ]]>