RFID Inventory System
For Intralogistics

Bringing automation to the warehouse, production facility, and distribution and fulfillment center.

RFID inventory tracking for Intralogistics brings automation to the warehouse, production facility, and distribution and fulfillment center.

Intralogistics RFID systems improve inventory accuracy and order processing speed, from yard management automation to shipping and transportation. They are used to automate workflows, procedures, and data collection, assisting in the identification of bottlenecks, adjusting schedules, and improving supply chain visibility.

RFID technology provides real-time visibility for all inventories of materials, parts, RTIs, and Work-In-Process throughout their lifecycle. It helps businesses overcome the challenges of barcodes in automating item tracking, identification, and tracing, as well as to increase the reach of their production and warehouse management systems (WMS).

How To Build The Best System For RFID Inventory Tracking?

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What Are The Challenges Of RFID Inventory Tracking?

Intralogistics systems operate in complex environments that come with specific challenges.

Interoperability

Intralogistics flows span the warehouse, production, and shipping, requiring sophisticated procedures and systems to integrate with (Supply Chain, WMS, Production, ERP...) both on-premises and in the cloud.

Real-Time Data

How to capture the continuous flow of data required to give instant visibility and end-to-end traceability.

Speed and Capacity

Intralogistics automation necessitates technology that can function at speed and at high capacity for materials handling and warehouse management applications.

Rugged Components

While barcodes require perfect circumstances to operate, RFID may operate in environments deemed too harsh, such as where dirt or wear-and-tear would make line-of-sight elusive.

Global

As supply chains reach globally, the number of stakeholders multiplies, increasing overall complexity.

How to Automate Data Capture?

RFID inventory tracking systems deployed in Intralogistics are all about automating data capture in order to reduce workload and increase data accuracy. The whole organization will depend on the data generated to effectively: Control the flow of goods, Adjust stocks in the ERP, Trigger new orders, Locate where the goods are and where are they going, Optimize overall business processes.

What RFID Readers?

Intralogistics automation systems employ RFID readers to enable data capture automation, strategically placing them at choke points to track the movement of items around the warehouse, production facility, and distribution center:

  • Fixed RFID readers are installed on dock doors, gates, and portals to offer the coverage needed for data capture while not hindering workflows.

  • These read points can also be mounted on forklifts and vehicles, and they can be complemented with overhead and mobile readers, which add flexibility to the workflow by allowing for on-the-spot checks and data capturing.

  • There are turn-key solutions available for particular processes including acceptance, dispatch, check-in-check-out.

  • Data accuracy is achieved by designing read zones with precise positioning and calibration for data gathering over long and/or short distances and at high speed while preventing stray reads.

  • Hardware with embedded software that integrates with both WMS and ERP is available, bringing intelligence to the floor while minimizing change management.

 

How To Select The Right Inventory RFID Tags?

RFID tags for inventory come in a variety of durability and cost-effectiveness levels, allowing all materials, parts, consumables, RTIs, and work-in-process inventories to be identified and tracked at either the item or the container level:

  • Wide range of form factors to fit every inventory item in terms of sizes and read ranges.

  • RF performance can be optimized for any surface, including metal, plastic, and wood.

  • Unique serial numbers are a key requirement and can be handled by the manufacturer’s service bureau or encoded using RFID equipment.

  • RFID labels printed on site will greatly simplify deployment and offer hybrid readability when custom printed with texts and barcodes.

  • Adhesives, hang ties, zip ties, magnets, screws, and other mounting options will provide maximum flexibility and durability in any configuration.

 

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