One of the fastest moving markets in the world. In the manufacturing process industry, products have to be counted several times during the stages of production. These operations are performed manually. But by utilizing RFID tags and readers, products can be counted in seconds. This is due to the fact that RFID tags can be automatically scanned without being in the line-of-sight of an RFID scanner and multiple tags can be scanned simultaneously. For manufacturers, this translates directly into cost reductions as labor-intensive tasks can be carried out faster and more accurately.
In addition to faster authentication of produced goods, manufacturers can also benefit from increased information gathered with the help of RFID technology. RFID tags can store far more information than conventional barcode labels. This information can be used to optimize production processes. Accurate knowledge of the real-time movements of raw materials and the time needed for specific production steps can be integrated into efficient production planning.
With the help of RFID, manufacturers can also benefit from increased information in regards to repair and maintenance of their machines and equipment. This allows manufacturers to have visibility into valuable data such as: which machine has been repaired or undergone maintenance and when has this been done? This information helps to plan maintenance schedules. Hence, maintenance can become part of production planning and help to prevent costly production breaks.
RFID in manufacturing processes means:
- less manual work
- less costs
- improved visibility
- improved planning
- Increase in dispatches.