RFID technology has been around for decades, but today it goes far beyond simply locating items within your system. In this video, Steven explains RFID and how it can assist with effective inventory analysis and control.
- Where's my stuff?…Many years ago, that was the daily cry from just about…every warehouse manager around the world.…Here's the kind of problems they were facing.…A forklift operator would remove a pallet of goods…from a truck and proceed to its designated storage location.…But the space would be full of other materials.…So the operator would drive around the warehouse…until he found a good spot to put down the pallet.…Sometimes no where near the designated spot.…
Sometimes behind a partition or a wide column,…where it was out of sight.…The warehouse manager knew that pallet of goods was received…but for weeks and sometimes much longer,…he simply could not find it.…And that is the origin of RFID,…or radio-frequency identification in the business world.…That warehouse manager just needed a way…to find all his stuff.…RFID technology uses a small computer chip on a tag…that transmits radio signals to an electronic reader.…
The tag is attached to an item, like a pallet of goods…in a warehouse, to track its location and any movement…
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