RIFD Asset Tracking

A company's assets are indeed its largest capital investment. With laptops, construction tools, and high-value equipment, the challenge is not only tracking their location but also making sure they are regularly inspected and maintained, as well as audited periodically for accounting purposes. 

It is very challenging for almost any business to manage and locate critical assets. Time spent looking for critical equipment can result in costly delays or downtime, missed deadlines and customer commitments, and squandered labour. 

Asset management can be improved by utilizing radio frequency identification technology (RFID).

The use of RFID allows you to track and manage your assets cost-effectively while automating processes and lowering costs. RFID technology is far more sophisticated than barcodes technologies.

RFID is a great asset tracking solution in environments that require fast, accurate information in real-time, and it is designed to meet the demands of today's mobile work environment.

How does BLE work

Asset tracking using RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification) uses tags and electromagnetic readers to collect data about fixed or movable assets.

Each item needs to have tags attached, and readers need to be placed at every location where the item needs to be monitored.

As soon as the readers are close enough to the tags, the electromagnetic field transmits data that can then be logged into the central database.

After the asset is scanned, the asset's location and additional data from the RFID tag, such as maintenance requirements and history, will be stored in the system.

Multiple RFID tags can be read by the same reader at once, enabling workers to audit an entire room of assets simultaneously. 

RFID tags fall into three categories: active, passive, and semi-passive.

Every tag works differently, making tracking more or less effective depending on which tag you use.

A difference between active and passive RFID tags is that active tags use an internal battery to send intermittent electromagnetic signals, whereas passive tags don't use batteries and simply respond to signals that passive RFID readers sent to them. Semi-passive RFID tags typically have an antenna, an RFID chip, and an internal battery. 

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How we can help

RFID technology improves productivity and accuracy.

Physical asset verification and counting are made easier with RFID scanning.

The assets can be attached in the form of images or additional files, including copies of purchase orders, invoices, drawings, etc.

RFID allows businesses to keep track of their assets at all times, reducing the risk of error, loss, or theft.

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Manage and track the lifespan of mobile and fixed assets

Effective Inventory Management

Manufacturing methods that are efficient and inventory management that is effective are essential for success in any industry. RFID solutions automate inventory management, resulting in benefits at every stage of the manufacturing process, from production to delivery.

Improves End-of-line Production

 

RFID solutions allow us to automate the end-of-production process, thereby increasing efficiency in handling, storage, warehouses, and transportation. It also allows for faster quality inspections, the transfer of products to holding areas or to the appropriate delivery option, and the confirmation of the product's status and the location at any time.

Supply Chain Visibility

Supply chain integration has recently become more prevalent in manufacturing. Through RFID solutions, product and asset visibility can be enhanced from production to distribution, thereby optimizing supply chains. It can also be used to track and trace products throughout the supply chain, minimizing shrinkage, confirming delivery, and preventing counterfeiting, as well as facilitating recalls.

Asset & Yard Management for the enterprise

Physical assets can be tracked, accounted for, and valued using RFID technology.

Whether it's tracking and managing fixed, mobile, IT, creative, or manufacturing assets, or manufacturing components, our system can enable end-to-end efficiency throughout your supply chain.

As part of our RFID solutions, pallets, trailers, and containers can be fitted with low-cost, low-maintenance passive RFID tags that ensure accurate and automatic tracking. Utilize asset movement and handling data to improve vehicle utilization, labour productivity, and yard design for optimal efficiency and productivity 

 
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Materials management, operations, and profitability improved

For a warehouse to be productive and compliant, you need visibility of all assets, whether it is a retail backroom or a manufacturing distribution centre. Many warehouses track assets using RFID tags, but visibility is limited to the last interactions between the tags and RFID readers. Warehouses can maintain continuous location accuracy with BLE Real-Time Location System.

Operation Enhancement

By integrating inventory asset tracking technology into your warehouse operations, you will be able to modernize and change how you operate it. With RFID data collection and high-speed transmission, warehouse personnel are able to locate, retrieve, and account for all items entering and leaving a facility more quickly and accurately. You can enhance productivity while tracking shipments, updating inventory, managing turnover, and preventing duplicate orders with always-accurate information on supplies.

Useful Insights into Assets and Inventories

 

With RFID tracking, each product can be tracked throughout its lifetime through a deployable database. Every product that moves through your warehouses is tracked using RFID, which creates a historical record of its origin, location, and ultimate destination. Assets can be tracked using RFID-enabled procedures such as check-ins, check-outs, and transfers.

 

Your assets can be audited quickly and accurately with RFID-tagged assets and RFID handhelds. When assets are misplaced, check for exceptions and take action.

 
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Tracking assets, products, and more

Supply chain management applications that utilize RFID and IoT technology can improve and increase efficiency in general by automating identification processes. Through inbound and outbound logistics, production processes, warehouses, and distribution, technology impacts the entire value chain.

Visibility of assets is increased

RFID asset monitoring is convenient and essential for improving inventory and asset visibility. Furthermore, RFID tags can be read from anywhere within the facility, enabling staff to know exactly where they are at any given moment. Having increased visibility in the supply chain allows companies to address issues quickly, make decisions on the fly, and redirect products as needed.

Increasing productivity of employees

RFID technology can locate items or assets without employees needing to be in sight of them. Time-consuming tasks can be eliminated. As a result, the facility has been able to increase productivity while boosting work speed. With RFID asset visibility, human error and carelessness are eliminated, which take a long time to fix.

Reduce risk, loss, and theft

RFID asset tracking provides supply chain facilities with rapid and easy access to inventory information and location. Keeping track of product storage, dispersion, and replenishment is crucial. By maintaining such transparency, errors and deceptions are minimized. When all pallets and goods are accounted for, distribution errors and loss can be decreased, counterfeiting and theft can be thwarted, and recalls can be facilitated.