Applying RFID to Medical Devices, Equipment & Supplies Manufacturing

Throughout Canada and the U.S., and around the world, medical devices, equipment and supplies are an absolutely vital part of the daily functioning of any hospital, clinic, office and even school. From first aid kits, to the more complex ensembles of CT Scan and MRI machines, medical supplies manufacturing companies are responsible for them all. Exploring RFID technology can be a first step towards helping your organization automate business tasks such as:

  • Tracking inventory
  • Equipment management for regular updates
  • Security control for the warehouse
  • Access control to delivery areas and other parts of the warehouse

RFID in the Medical Devices, Equipment & Supplies Manufacturing Industry

As a manufacturer of medical devices and equipment, your bottom line is constantly being challenged by the competitiveness of the market. From everyday operations, to manufacturing processes and office administration, you are always looking for the advantage to keep your organization on top in the industry. By exploring the use of an RFID system, many aspects of your operations may be boosted, including:

Tracking and Managing Equipment

Your equipment, especially the manufacturing machinery need to monitored and maintained. By ensuring the proper functioning of your equipment, you can be assured that production continuously flows. By applying the fundamentals of our RFID Asset Tracking System, we can explore ways in which to monitor the status and maintenance records of each machine. RFID Tags are used to identify each equipment and store status information. These tags also enable managers to pinpoint its location anywhere within the plant. In addition, the system can alert users when equipment is due for servicing; thereby ensuring that no maintenance is missed. This is extremely crucial in a manufacturing environment that depends on production equipment for its daily operations!

Controlling Access Deliveries, Employees and Unknown Personnel

Identifying and locating both equipment and personnel in your organization is a necessary part of maintaining the safety and security of the organization. With our experience deploying RFID Access Control we can possibly find a way to track all delivery vehicles, employees and visitors and monitor them as they move throughout your facility. A set of specialized RFID tags given to every vehicle and personnel will provide access to controlled zones, and in cases where unauthorized access is attempted, the system will alert managers and security of the situation.

Inventory Management

As a manufacturer, what parts go into which production line, how much is required, and where did it last appear are all part of what’s important to your bottom line: WIP. If we apply our WIP Tracking System, we can develop ways where the raw material in your production line can be identified and located using RFID tags.

Integrating our RFID System with Your Existing Management Software

Once developed, 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 explored and developed for your organization.