Reliable inventory management is a key element to business success. The use of conventional inventory control systems can be tedious and time-consuming, especially for warehouses and large stores. This is where RFID technology comes in. B&G customers report that the high level of automation, efficiency, and eradication of human error that RFID brings to the table is unmatched. B&G’s research finds that with RFID, many businesses capture their inventory management cycle up to 10 times faster. Here, B&G sheds light on RFID for inventory management and also looks at other key reasons that so many are adopting RFID technology.
Did you know that the number of warehouses in the US has increased by about 7% over the last few years? As the industry continues to expand, B&G sees RFID growing to match the immense demand for better inventory management goes. Here is how it works:
How RFID for Inventory Management Works
B&G embeds and encodes RFID labels on the goods to be tracked. Depending on the type of inventory or business, these labels may be tagged on individual items or groups of items in a pallet. Each of these labels contains a unique serial number for identification. Using an RFID printer/encoder with appropriate software B&G enables our customers to streamline the preparation of these labels, which saves busy stores time and stress.
RFID readers capture the unique serial number in these labels as the goods move around the supply chain. Readers can be installed at specific RFID checkpoints or be provided to staff as handheld readers. Upon collection, the data is immediately available for analysis through standalone or enterprise software as each customer requires.