RFID tags enable reduced stocks,effective supply chain and production control
The objective of the blog is to highlight the importance of RFID Tags in today’s highly automated manufacturing processes require reliable tracking of materials, parts or goods along the entire supply chain. When the number of goods flowing through the process increases and the processes become more complex, asset identification with a help of RFID technology not only increases efficiency, it becomes the backbone of the whole production line.RFID tags enable increased automation in goods tracking at several phases in today’s manufacturing and/or logistic chains. RFID brings visibility and efficiency starting from managing the prototype parts until the outbound distribution of the finished goods.
RFID technology provides an easy way to manage a huge and laborious manufacturing process this type of process helps in better analysis,reduce time in locating parts and products and productions process based sensors can be installed to alert any anomalies.Manufacturing processes often times involve processes in harsh environmental conditions (e.g. high temperature, humidity, abrasion, presence of chemicals or other fluids) in which traditional barcode labels are poorly suited for. RFID systems are utilized at several phases of manufacturing to increase efficiency and reliability.
Benefits To Manufacturers And Logistic Operators
- Reduced operating costs due to improved operational efficiency (e.g. increased automation) and minimized loss of assets and production waste.
- Reduced shipping errors and increased visibility and supplier collaboration within a supply chain.,
- Improved security and proof of authenticity with increased visibility of goods within a supply chain.
- More accurate inventories.
- Cost reduction through minimized buffer inventories and increased inventory turnover.
- Better control over materials — right parts and components are readily available for the just-in-time production.
- Improved utilization of assets and resources by minimizing waiting times and eliminating waste or re-work.
RFID has become increasingly common in industrial enviroments as a way to track trace products,assets and material flow.Altough the technology has around for decdes,recent advances in tag design have driven the cost down to levels that are helping fuel its acceptance in a wide variety of industries.