Medical device Distribution Centers (DC) are world class facilities that aim to operate at six sigma levels while processing millions of transactions annually. A high percentage of these transactions (Putaways, cycle counts, shipments, and returns) involves a high number of products and is often slowed down by manual or barcode based systems that require human intervention and line-of-sight to machine readable (barcode) information on product packaging. In addition to being slow, these systems result in costly errors and sometimes dissatisfied customers.
WaveMark’s automated RFID solutions offer several benefits when deployed in distribution centers. Hundreds of products can be read in seconds with 100% accuracy without touching and turning each product or having line-of-sight to the RFID tag. The results are 100 times faster cycle counts and a 65% improvement in the time spent recording transactions, which ultimately yields lower costs, more accurate shipments, and satisfied customers.
WaveMark’s solutions for distribution centers include core functionality that allows for the RFID tagging and registration of products. They also include RFID Transaction Stations that ensure optimal efficiency in handling shipments, cycle counts, transfers, putaways, returns, scrap management, and kit management.
Learn more: RFID Transaction Stations