RFID - Radio Frequency IDentification

RFID - Radio Frequency IDentification

RFID enables improved inventory control through quick and accurate stock takes. RFID is an innovative technology which utilises “smart” tags which are attached to stock items. These tags are then linked to stock information on a database, such as the product details, e.g. size, colour, style of a shirt etc. Handheld scanners and antenna are then able to scan these tags without requiring line of sight.

Hundreds of tags can be read each second, enabling thousands of tags to be read in a matter of minutes. Each tag has a unique ID, and cannot be read twice ensuring that there are no duplicate counts.

Benefits of RFID:

  • Optimised Stocktaking – RFID handheld readers have the ability to read hundreds of tags per second, greatly reducing the time taken for stocktakes;
  • Accurate Stocktakes – Each RFID tag is unique, meaning tags will only be scanned once during a stocktake, providing high levels of accuracy;
  • Search – Handheld readers are able to search for specific items, helping users to find stock on the shop floor or in the stock room or warehouse;
  • Enhanced Inventory Control – Regular stocktakes can ensure stock is kept at optimal levels, reducing the chances of out-of-stock situations or high levels of slow moving stock. "Live Monitoring" is also possible to enable 24/7 stock monitoring;
  • Up Selling – Numerous RFID products are able to enhance the customer experience, such as smart mirrors which can provide product recommendations, change room enhancements (enabling staff members to bring correct size clothing to change rooms) and much more;
  • Anti-Shoplifting – RFID tags and antenna can monitor stock leaving the store, determining if it has been legitimately purchased, and providing information on exactly what has triggered the alarm;
  • Point-of-Sale – RFID creates a more efficient point of sale environment as tags do not require line of sight to be scanned, enabling numerous tags to be scanned in quick succession;
  • Warehousing – RFID provides a solution for warehouses to monitor the vast amounts of stock stores, as well as moitoring the movement between different sections of the warehouse.