RFID Transformation for Manufacturing Industry

RFID Technology is a Digital Technology that will optimize processes at a time when digital is the key to survive.

What is RFID?

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is the wireless non-contact use of radio frequency waves to transfer data. Tagging items with RFID tags allows users to automatically and uniquely identify and track inventory and assets. RFID takes auto-ID technology to the next level by allowing tags to be read without line of sight and, depending on the type of RFID, having a read range between a few centimeters to over 20+ meters.

Key Benefits of using RFID Technology

RFID technology makes real-time information such as asset’s location, product quality, inventory data and transportation status available at your fingertips.

RFID technology leverages its high volume screening capability to expedites data processing that result in high warehousing and logistic efficiency.

RFID technology with minimum human engagement reduces human errors. It allows you to achieve an automated process to improves efficiency and receive trusted and quality data for decisions.

Having reliable hard data to convert into business actions supports organizational growth. RFID technologies supports organizations to make real-time analysis and decisions based on real-time insights.

The Facts of RFID Transformation in Today's Business Operations

  1. RFID technology with the strength of increase standards, lower costs, improved reliability and greater adoption rates, is being sought after by various business sectors for bringing greater efficiency, accuracy, productivity, and connectivity in their business processes.

  2. Automotive manufacturers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, textile and clothing manufacturers, machinery and spare parts manufacturers, all can benefit from integrating RFID in their manufacturing processes as well as other business processes.

RFID in the Supply Chain

The use of RFID technology in supply chain will help a company to improve its operation efficiency across Manufacturing, Distribution and Transportation. Moreover, RFID technology that allow real-time visibility of materials and assets keep the manufacturing process moving like clockwork with effective resources planning. The significant benefits of adopted RFID in supply chain are as below:

RFID technology allows users to better predict their needs with real-time data on raw material, equipment, or supply demands to improve the production scheduling or eliminate the needs of reordering of materials thought to be lost.

RFID technology that can withstand extreme environmental conditions can come in handy to control and monitor operations and thus increase the efficiency of the manufacturing process.

RFID technology allows users to have item-level visibility throughout the supply chain to prevent out-of-stock events and helps to prevent incorrect shipments. 

RFID technology has the potential to automate the audit and piece-counting process for carrier drivers and warehouse dispatch staffers. This provides automation potential, with SKU data, to enable a fully automated warehouse and distribution network. 

Using RFID technology, you can achieve an automated process that reduces human errors and improves efficiency, data quality and trust in decisions.

RFID technology can be leveraged to monitor equipment within the facility by tagging machines, conveyors, trucks, or forklifts.

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Other Industries adopted RFID Technology for a few main reasons:

High Value Equipment and Machinery

RFID technology facilitates tracking of sterilization history of varying pieces of medical equipment such as surgical instruments, as well as to ease the users to locate and update the medical service records. 

Maintenance and Asset Tracking

Converting paper-based checklists to a digital format takes time and can lead to human error. Maintenance records can be stored on a RFID mobile readers for a more efficient maintenance process.

Logistic and Warehousing

RFID technology is used in Logistic Company as part of a warehouse management system because it makes stock checking easier and faster especially in a busy warehouse environment. 

Manufacturing and Output Tracking

Tracking production output during manufacturing processes allows immediate recording and tagging of production quantity based on the production batch and the production line. This function is especially helpful for:

  • Work-in-progress (WIP) monitoring for assembly and manufacturing such as boiler manufacturing industry;
  • Contract electronics manufacturing;
  • Food manufacturing industries for raw material and product tracking. 

RFID tags can be placed on the pallets or containers of raw ingredients, semi-finished or WIP products to track the batch and the expiration dates during the production processes.

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