RFID Solution from Barcoding, Inc. Helps Track Pallets in Real Time
Accord Carton is a third-generation, family-owned company that’s been around for over 70 years and produces folding cartons that allow their customers to showcase their products in the best light.
While Accord Carton is equipped with some of the most state-of-the-art technology, they realized the need for a more efficient way of capturing and entering data.
With their previous system, Accord Carton was able to automatically confirm that a pallet met the dimensions of the racking system, but workers had to manually record the human-readable data off of a load tag and enter the information into the warehouse database. This process proved to be time-consuming and left rom for error.
Accord Carton wanted to remove the manual data entry process and use an identifier that would allow for seamless database linking. In addition, they wanted more in-depth pallet-level reports with real-time insight into their inventory.
They decided that an RFID pallet tracking system would be the best solution and worked with Barcoding, Inc. in order to implement it.
“Barcoding was very responsive to our needs and able to explain in depth everything we needed to know about implementing RFID for pallet tracking,” said Robert Mintari, IT manager, Accord Carton.
Barcoding’s solution used RFID readers from Impinj, which were installed in three different zones. In addition, Barcoding recommended their RFID RealView software in order to track critical assets and inventory in real time. Barcoding was able to integrate the RFID solution with Accord Carton’s existing ERP and WMS databases, making for a smooth transition.
As a result of implementing an RFID system from Barcoding, Inc., Accord Carton has realized new efficiencies and enhanced its pallet-tracking capabilities. When a tagged pallet moves off of the production line and into the receiving area, the RFID reader stores the pallet’s data, linking the two databases and automatically updating the finished goods inventory, thus eliminating the need for human intervention, saving time and reducing error.
“We’ve increased the accuracy of information and decreased the costs associated with obtaining the information pertaining to pallet movement,” said William Codo, owner of Accord Carton. “We are recording our most accurate inventory levels to date.”