- WHY RFGEN?
Manufacturing organizations thrive in an environment where technology, infrastructure and culture come together to limit the potential damage done by supply chain disruptions. Risk stems from a variety of sources, from inefficiency due to outdated processes to natural disasters that, when not prepared for, can severely inhibit the flow of goods and materials. Without the ability to track and trace items as they enter the supply chain - through suppliers to manufacturing facilities and later through distribution channels - it's increasingly difficult to manage risk and disruptions. This is a big reason why mobile data collection plays such a crucial role in capturing data throughout every step of production until items reach customers.
However, many organizations continue to depend on data management systems that fall short, whether it's a manual, paper-based process or overly rigid enterprise resource planning software that isn't flexible enough to deliver real-time data capture. Therefore, it's not surprising that manufacturers have recurring concerns about the integrity of their supply chains. Here are three big concerns and potential solutions driven by mobile data collection:
With the benefit of mobile data collection software, manufacturers can develop more flexible and efficient systems for keeping track of materials and products every step of the way through the supply chain. At the same time, barcode labels and radio frequency identification (RFID) tags allow businesses to affix labels as needed to individual products or bulk items like packages and pallets. This will improve warehouse operations by not only improving accuracy, but also increasing the speed at which staff can accept and move orders to distribution. In the event of a supply disruption, a manufacturer can see in real time the precise amount of materials and inventory it has on hand and better handle resourcing issues, while also communicating everything to customers. Also, organizations can easily meet traceability requirements.