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Furniture Manufacturer Improves Inventory Accuracy by 85 Percent with RFID-capable WMS
Fraenkel Company is an employee-owned manufacturing distributor of household furniture and related products and services. The company created a sophisticated in

inventory with rfid  Manufacturer Improves Inventory Accuracy by 85 Percent with RFID-capable WMS Fraenkel Company is an employee-owned manufacturing distributor of household furniture and related products and services. The company created a sophisticated in-house ERP system in the early 1990s. However, homegrown software can be unwieldy to maintain and difficult to upgrade. In 2001, Fraenkel saw a solution that offered more advanced capabilities, and implemented VAI’s S2K Enterprise Edition for Manufacturing.

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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

Radio frequency identification (RFID) criteria cover tags and storage devices, readers, wireless hubs and servers, and the middleware necessary for evaluating an RFID system deployment. RFID systems are used in different situations that require the tracking of unique items. RFID tags, in the context of enterprise resource planning and supply chain management, make items visible from manufacturing through distribution. RFID tags may be used to carry basic information such as an address, to more complex information used at different stages of an assembly line.  

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inventory with rfid  factor for an organization. Inventory can only be maintained effectively with the right processes and with proper material handling procedures in place. Most inventory control problems arise from poor inventory control measures and lack of proper processes to report transactions happening in real time within the warehouse. If an inventory issue crops up, the warehouse acts in a reactive manner rather than trying to fix the underlying issue. The best way is to have a process in place that nips these Read More

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