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You Down with RFID? Yeah, You Know Me!

Jodi Nuszkowski
By Jodi Nuszkowski on Monday, October 10, 2014

Posted under: Microsoft Dynamics, Innovation

Our team went on the road to visit a customer of ours who has recently implemented RF-SMART with RFID. Here’s their story...

Located in Costa Rica, this chain specializes in the retail of baby clothing and other assorted items. Our team wanted to dig into their processes and see how our solution could help alleviate some of their pains they were experiencing in the warehouse.

Early on, we learned that this retailer wanted to use technology to improve their warehouse management and shipping to all of their stores. Once they distinguished their goal, they then made the decision to switch to Microsoft Dynamics AX.

Then, that’s where RF-SMART came in.

With a total of 10 stores, this retailer added RF-SMART with RFID to work from their starting point at the main warehouse.

For every shipment they receive from their vendors, RF-SMART creates a RFID tag label to identify and track those unique boxes into the warehouse and all the way out to the stores.

 

RFID Inventory

 

With RF-SMART adding the RFID inventory component, they had access to an RFID reader that can transmit an encoded radio signal to interrogate the tag. The RFID tag receives the message and then responds with its identification and other information. This may be only a unique tag serial number, or may be product-related information such as a stock number, lot or batch number, etc.

Basically, finding a box in their warehouse or just tracking the box with RFID proved to be faster and more accurate.

Together, the RF-SMART workflows and these RFID tags helped this company meet their goal and achieve the most accurate inventory.

RFID Inventory

If RFID sounds like it could be a good fit for your company, or if you just want to learn more about RFID, let our team know.


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