Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a method of using small tags and transponders to enable remote, automatic identification of objects that transmit information to a reader. These tags can easily be attached to products, pallets, equipment, and vehicles, making them an ideal technology for logistics and supply chain management.
Topics: RFID, Asset Tracking, Supply Chain, Printer
What are your consumers looking for from their deliveries? With so much competition in the delivery industry, it's easy to forget about who's at the other end of your deliveries: the customer.
These past several years have revealed that more and more consumers are turning to eCommerce for their shopping needs. In fact, it's estimated that up to 95 percent of all purchases will take place online by 2040.
Consumers have found that they have ever-increasing options, so fulfilling their expectations has become an ongoing challenge. While many supply chain issues may be tough to tackle, businesses can build trust and loyalty with customers by focusing on transparency and living up to delivery promises.
Topics: Warehouse Managment, Asset Tracking, Supply Chain
Distribution center operations may not seem driven by technology. But times are changing rapidly, and anything that facilitates the management and organization of your operations can provide a huge advantage.
Remember, a distribution center can encompass millions of square feet of space. Managing all of that with pen and paper invites error and can be tedious at best. Fortunately, RFID technology can have a tremendous impact on the modern warehouse and distribution center in terms of efficiency and results.
Topics: RFID, Asset Tracking, Distribution
This week we are sharing a guest blog from a local partner here in Pennsylvania, Vizinex, with some pointers on the do’s and don’ts of RFID that we found compelling as well.
You’ve heard about the amazing benefits of RFID technology and are eager to get started. You just need tags, readers and reader software, right? Wrong. RFID is not a plug and play technology. Implementing RFID requires careful consideration of the systems and environments within which the technology will be operating. Here are 5 things you must consider first.
Topics: RFID, Asset Tracking, Planning
Retailers are experiencing a shift as consumer shopping habits have changed over the last few years. Though many well-known traditional retailers are shuttering their doors, the growth of online purchasing continues at a rapid pace.
With such unprecedented changes come a few growing pains. One of the most significant is the high volume of returns. With the current system, this epidemic of returns is costing retailers an estimated $260 billion in lost revenue per year.
Topics: RFID, Retail, Asset Tracking
When most companies think about how to manage emerging technologies for their operations, they tend to look at the software involved. While software asset management (SAM) is crucial to ensure a streamlined business model, you have to also focus on the tools and materials you use to read that software.
Topics: Asset Tracking
Managing any kind of supply inventory for your business is an extremely convoluted process that takes a lot of strategy, time, and precise planning to master. There are a ton of stakeholders that are involved in the process and if any piece of your sequence is off or delayed, it can cause a breakdown in the entire system which could lead to a disaster for you.
Topics: Asset Tracking
Delivering products is crucial to any businesses success, and not offering same day delivery can make you lose out to the competition. If your business is looking to improve its bottom line, increase customer satisfaction, and become a more efficient company, it may be time to learn how to increase productivity.
The Zebra study looks at supply chains, and what they do to improve their efficiency. In the future, many companies will want to expand, so it’s imperative that a company runs better. Using advanced technology will improve productivity, and make a company more efficient.
Topics: Warehouse Managment, Asset Tracking
RFID asset tracking can save help businesses maximise the utilisation of their assets, prevent theft, and speed up manufacturing processes. Inventories, work in progress, tools or equipment can all be tracked in real time, and RFID can be used both within the facility and on the road to track deliveries or vehicles.
To get the most out of RFID, start by looking for the areas where the most improvement can be made. Prioritising those areas will get the best return on investment. For some businesses that will mean tracking high value assets such as vehicle fleet or laptops.
Topics: RFID, Asset Tracking
Each staff member in the Florida State University filing department would spend 2.5 hours searching for files each week.
Unfortunately, this is not an uncommon phenomenon, companies using traditional methods of filing (not barcode or RFID-based) can normally spend over $200,000 a year looking for files.
After switching to an RFID-enabled filing system, companies can see a 62% decrease in these losses.
Topics: RFID, Asset Tracking