Thousands of produced goods are sent out via rail, truck and ship to their customers everyday. Manufacturers are aware that their quality is assessed based not just on their products but also their reliability when it comes to deadlines and delivery. To ensurance of arrival in the right place at the right time is an extraordinary logistical challenge requiring enormous flexibility on the part of those responsible.
Besides from planning routes and coordinating the various haulage providers, warehouse areas and their capacities must be correctly managed in order to avoid capacity problems at peak times. It is also important to remember that delivery deadlines must be met with the additional guarantee that products are correctly shipped.
In order to meet these demands, a large number of time-consuming manual process steps must be carried out. These range from registering the truck and loading control, right through to the shipment release. Entries into different systems and integration gaps make these tasks a challenging and cost-intensive exercise.
The RFID based Outbound Logistics solution from 7iD Technologies succeeds for first time in achieving end-to-end automation in distribution. From taking delivery from the manufacturer, through to the leaving, every process step is optimally supported by RFID technology.
Even comparison of the loaded goods with a loading list takes place while the truck is on the move, thanks to RFID truck gates developed by 7iD Technologies. This ensures that not a single incorrectly loaded product leaves the company and that nothing is delivered to the wrong location. As a result, follow-up error handling costs are avoided and the distribution process is significantly streamlined.