Warehouses stakeholders are seriously considering the use of radio frequency identification (RFID) for day-to-day operations, and to simplify complex inventory procedures. Bar codes must be scanned manually to feed information to computers. However, multiple RFID tags can be read by RFID readers and thus increases efficiency of warehouse management as well as data transparency.
In the ever-increasing pressure on profit margins environment today, RFID implemented warehouses can be cost-efficient to reduce labor and logistic costs. These warehouses can now streamline several operational areas inside their premises. Prevalent Wireless technology in warehouses can help establish a simple paperless, on-line communication between operations and the staff’s computer.
A wireless warehouse, that uses RFID Technology, works by linking warehouse workers to the back-end warehouse management application server where warehouse activities are being recorded via wireless handheld devices, scanning bar codes or RF tags attached to the pallets. These devices help employees to identify where to pick, putaway, count, or move products within the plant. This translates to a better control over the movement and storage of materials within a warehouse by maximizing the efficiency of goods receipt , Putaway, goods handling, Pick and pallet stuffing,etc. This improves warehouse space utilization and knowing at all times exactly where goods are stored, allowing employees to improve and maintain high customer service levels.