The Research, Technology & Professional Services industries include the diagnostic and scientific research labs, marketing or public relations agencies, and professional offices such as law and accounting firms.
The organizations under these industries place heavy emphasis on accountability, efficiency, and confidentiality. GAO RFID’s suite of RFID solutions provide ways to track and secure assets while simplifying operational processes.
Solving challenges in the Research, Technology & Professional Services Industries with RFID
If your organization is a lab, professional service, or agency, you will share some common challenges.
RFID technology helps to break down the barriers created by these challenges. Here are some examples:
Challenge 1: Managing Inventory
Managing inventory is a top concern, especially when it comes to specimen and consumables, or important files and documents. It is critical to have ways to secure, monitor, and track the location and movement of these assets to ensure accountability and compliance. Traditional paper and pen methods, or even barcoding relies heavily on human operation and are time-consuming and susceptible to error.
Tagging specimen samples, expensive consumables, and sensitive documents with RFID tags gives you the power to track and monitor your valuable assets quickly and accurately in real-time.
Challenge 2: Managing Equipment
The backbone of laboratories and professional services are expensive research equipment and IT assets. These assets need to be tracked and monitored to ensure timely maintenance and deter theft. Sign in/out sheets and maintenance charts are no longer feasible–automated and accurate methods are now needed and sought after.
All of your research equipment and IT assets can be assigned an RFID tag; this allows you to have full visibility of equipment location and comprehensive maintenance records.
Challenge 3: Managing Personnel
With the possibility of employing hundreds of staff in one facility, it is important to have the ability to verify identity and track activity. With this function, time and attendance can be monitored effectively and employee efficiency can be assessed.
Employees can use RFID badges as their identification card throughout the facility, enabling accurate identification and the tracking of movement. Time and attendance can also be monitored and integrated with your existing payroll software to ensure maximum HR efficiency.
Challenge 4: Controlling Access
The office environment consists of many rooms and zones that need to be kept secure. Only authorized personnel are allowed access, and a complete access history can help security audits in case of any breaches. Being able to control access, and knowing who entered certain zones is paramount to maintaining safety and security.
Every personnel in your facility can be assigned an RFID badge, allowing you to control where they have access to. All activity is recorded in the system database and reports can be automatically emailed to managers so that information is at their fingertips.
Find your RFID solution
GAO RFID Inc.’s full suite of RFID solutions will help to improve the security and workflow processes in your business. Our RFID Solutions are purpose-built for the following sectors:
|Testing & Diagnostic Laboratories||Scientific Research & Development Offices||Lawyer Offices|
|Accounting Offices||Architectural & Engineering Offices||Marketing Agencies|
|Public Relations Agencies|
Contact us for more information on RFID Solutions that have been designed for your sector.