New York City, Progressive Office Cabling
Written by Stu Kushner

How Your Warehouse Can Apply RFID Tech Today – Part 1

Efficiency and organization are essential qualities warehouses need to be effective. RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology is an innovation that is helping organizations improve the operations of their warehouses.

The evolution of barcode tech in the past few years has enhanced RFID. This solution can read identification codes over radio waves, increasing the capabilities of warehouses. The following will discuss how your warehouse can apply RFID tech today.


Basics of RFID


RFID can transmit a microchip’s data via radio signals. The technology utilizes protocols for storing and recovering information remotely on cards and tags affixed to containers, equipment, products, and vehicles.


Thus, RFID eases the everyday tasks performed by employees of distribution centers and warehouses daily. The technology makes monitoring goods as they arrive and depart a storage facility much simpler, raising the accuracy of inventory records and efficiency.


RFID Warehouse Applications


Identifying, tracking, and managing products stored in warehouses can be made error-free at each logistics step. RFID tags on incoming and outgoing shipments allow staff to instantly identify them and log their movements, resulting in increased efficiency and productivity. Aside from inventory control, trucks making deliveries to and from the warehouse can also be monitored.


Inventory Management & GPS


RFID tech can improve the tracking of stock stored in a warehouse and ease inventory management. Computer software with RFID can track products inside the warehouse in real-time. This will let a company know whether certain products are about to run out. Data can be used to ensure items are stocked at optimum levels.


Organizations can also use active RFID tags with embedded GPS receivers to provide GPS location coordinates. This type of RFID tag can be read by an active RFID reader or via a beacon transmitted directly to a satellite.


Storage Data


One advantage of microchips on RFID tags is that the data they store can be revised when needed. For example, a change of location by a container can be easily noted. The temperature range for adequately storing food or beverage can be stored on a tag’s microchip, helping ensure the product will not be spoiled by higher temperatures.


Part 2 will discuss other benefits of implementing RFID tech for a warehouse or distribution facility.


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About Stu Kushner

Stu Kushner earned an Engineering Degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. From there he worked at Boeing Commercial Aircraft, Hexcel Corporation and Case-Rixon as a computer design engineer and systems manager. He now works as the marketing director and project manager here at Progressive Office since its founding in 1986.