RFID is the next generation of data collection. Whether you are looking for barcode solutions or RFID integration, BizSpeed can help you understand the opportunities and successfully implement an automated data collection system.
RFID continues to be a fast changing environment and navigating the standards and hardware/tag options can be challenging. Our experienced team members can help you understand how RFID can be integrated into your business.
Barcode and RFID Services:
|Barcode and RFID business case|
|RFID pilot – live pilot with RFID readers and tags in your environment|
|Label and tag selection|
|RFID site surveys|
|RFID integration to ERP and legacy applications|
|Installation and configuration|
|Symbol/Motorola and Intermec integration with .NET|
An example of one of our barcode & RFID implementations includes a Mercedes Benz supplier:
The automotive industry supply chain is pushing RFID for faster and more accurate tracking. A US supplier to Mercedes learned that they were going to have to trace a specific set of parts through their whole manufacturing and distribution process. The bins containing these parts were shipped with RFID tags and the supplier needed to automatically read the tag and execute worksteps based on the tag.
BizSpeed configured our software to track the inbound and internal part bins based on their RFID tags. As parts bins passed within read-range of the operators workstations, the RFID read generated standard workflows and prevented operators from incorrectly assembling parts. The worksteps and parts were managed via industrial touchscreen terminals. When assembly was complete, we automatically generated a barcode label for each constituent part.
The result was that the operators could use RFID to automatically determine the parts that were shipped without having to search for barcode labels. The RFID tags for parts bins could be re-used while the long-term tracking was done via barcode labels, which are significantly less expensive.