Today’s consumers are used to placing orders online and receiving exactly what they want within a few days, even if they placed orders with many line items. This is possible only with well-designed automated logistics procedures.
Inside the closed-loop warehouse, system totes are identified using industrial RFID that tracks every item inside the tote. Additionally, the data can be stored redundantly on the tag itself, thus enabling decentralized decision making. At the time of order processing, the most suitable shipping boxes and packing materials are determined based on weight, volume, and item type. This assures that the correct materials are available when the order is completed. Generation of the shipping labels, pick list, and invoice is fully automated. Because industrial RFID tags are significantly more robust than barcode labels, the system affords higher uptime and availability. Only the final shipping boxes will utilize barcode labels.
Order picking is frequently a manual process. Industrial RFID solutions support employees and prevent costly shipping errors.