GAO RFID Industrial Kitchen Equipment Manufacturing Inventory Management System

Description

What It Does

The GAO Industrial Kitchen Equipment Manufacturing Inventory Management System utilizes RFID technology to modernize the inventory management of product that is complete and ready to transport. Inventory management is done simply by an employee holding a handheld PC such as a PDA, tablet, pistol grip handheld computer, or an EDA and walking through the store. Using RFID technology dramatically improves the accuracy and efficiency of assets management over conventional methods. Unlike barcode systems, it does not require the manual scanning of each item.

 

Challenges/Issues

There are several issues with traditional industrial kitchen equipment management systems, most of which are barcode-based or manually operated. In these systems, a barcode number must be pre-printed on a sticker, then manually placed on each piece of industrial kitchen equipment. If the stickers get damaged or dirty, the barcode scanner could misread or even fail to read the barcode. Furthermore, barcodes require a direct line of sight and a close distance to be read. A staff member with a handheld scanner must visually identify each antique, scan it at a very close range, and repeat it for every single item in storage. This makes the process error-prone, labor-intensive, and inefficient.

 

How It Works

To address these issues, GAO has developed the GAO Industrial Kitchen Equipment Inventory Management System based on the latest UHF Gen 2 RFID technology. It consists of:

  1. One or multiple handheld PCs, such as tablet PCs, PDAs (personal digital assistant), EDAs (enterprise digital assistant) or pistol grip intelligent terminals
  2. An RFID object tag for each antique
  3. An RFID location tag for each shelf or area where the item is located

 

The handheld PC is preinstalled with both an RFID reader and the GAO Industrial Kitchen Equipment Inventory Management Software. It also typically has built-in Wi-Fi capability to communicate with a server via a local Wi-Fi network for data transferring, an optional barcode scanner, and a high-definition camera.

 

An RFID object tag is attached to each piece of equipment for its identification. A suitable tag can be chosen from GAO’s wide selection of tags to fit the specific properties for each piece of industrial kitchen equipment. There are RFID location tags for all surface types, including metal, plastic, fabric, and even for specific items such as glass. An employee can then walk through the aisles of an industrial kitchen equipment warehouse with the handheld PC in their hand, automatically taking the inventory by walking within range of the antique. The RFID reader has a further range than a conventional barcode scanner, automatically tracking the location and inventory of each item by merely walking within the range. Therefore, no manual scanning of each item is needed. This dramatically improves accuracy and efficiency over conventional methods and reduces damage as the antiques do not need to be handled by the employee to scan them.

Features

  • No system installation is required since tags are simply placed on industrial kitchen equipment, and shelves or something indicating location. Each handheld PC has been preinstalled with an RFID reader and GAO Industrial Kitchen Equipment Inventory Management Software.
  • GAO Industrial Kitchen Equipment Inventory Management System utilizes RFID technology and dramatically improves productivity and accuracy. It has addressed the issues of the barcode-based conventional systems such as a line of sight requirement and reading errors due to barcode damage.
  • Suitable for all types of industrial kitchen equipment
  • Suitable for any industrial kitchen equipment store of any size

Technical Specifications

  • One or multiple handheld PCs from GAO, which will be preinstalled with a UHF Gen 2 RFID reader and GAO Industrial Kitchen Equipment Inventory Management Software
  • A UHF RFID object tag for each piece of industrial kitchen equipment
  • UHF RFID location tags indicating which shelf a piece of industrial kitchen equipment is located

Applications

GAO Industrial Kitchen Equipment Inventory Management System can be effectively used to manage inventories of all kinds of chill equipment, garbage disposals, food processors, ovens or any other collectibles related to, for example, microwaves, combi ovens, induction cooktops, toasters, mixers, fryers, steamers or roasters.

 

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