Increase visibility and accuracy of the supply chain by providing real-time visibility to product flow with SmartX HUB RFID
Collapsing the supply chain — shrinking the time it takes for finished products to get from the front end of manufacturing, through distribution and transportation, to the shelves of a store and into the hands of the consumer — impacts the bottom line for all businesses. Master the supply chain and succeed; fall behind and fail.
The supply chain has been affected by various technologies over the years. Few, if any, have had the promise of SmartX HUB RFID. Unlike other technologies that might have provided incremental benefits, SmartX HUB RFID can significantly increase the speed of information and maximize supply chain efficiencies.
Smartx HUB RFID allows users to know the location and status of RFID tagged containers, pallets, cartons, or individual assets at all times. Unlike a bar code, which must be visually located and scanned for on-demand operation, an “always-on” RFID tag simply awaits the reader signal to access real-time critical business information at any time.
RFID technology is a natural fit for some applications offering incremental benefits and works in a complementary fashion, or partners with bar codes in others. Although RFID tags and bar codes provide similar data capture functionality, there are a number of differences:
Why is RFID suddenly so important and vital to the supply chain? What’s driving companies to scrutinize RFID? And, most importantly, is it viable today? RFID has generated excitement in the industry, primarily because of the promise of dramatic business and operational benefits. The rapid adoption of RFID is being driven by companies that are facing both external and internal pressures.
Industry 4.0 and IIoT may be transforming the manufacturing and logistics sectors, but it is the need for quality assurance that’s driving innovation and cultivating competition. Change is already underway and manufacturers and suppliers are integrating visibility solutions into the plant floor to increase quality, expedite production and reduce costs.
Key efforts include instituting more gates along the production line, enabling automated communication between suppliers and manufacturers, and deploying advanced technologies to empower workers and decision-making. All are strategic steps that companies are embracing to realize the truly smart warehouse of the future.
The SmartX HUB automated shipment verification system tracks shipments at the speed of operations and eliminates the need to stop and check a load for barcodes to scan. Dramatically increase efficiency with an automated system that keeps a team moving at the speed of work.
Read tags on pallets, cases, or items and alert teams when a shipment is incomplete, contains the wrong items, or is loaded on the wrong truck. Extend verification from staging to loading to eliminate any opportunity for error.
Now is the right time to invest in RFID. Choosing the right vendor for your enterprise operations is a critical business decision that will impact your bottom line. The right decision will mean the difference between implementation success or failure.
SmartX HUB’s RFID expertise goes beyond products. SmartX HUB understands the supply chain and has the deep vertical market expertise to ensure proper system design. Alongside our partners, we’ve focused on just that — helping companies implement solutions that enhance the efficiency of their supply chain.