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RFID / Bar Coding

Warehouse, Barcode & RFID

Barcode & RFID can help you take back control of your warehouse

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Warehouse management

Take control of warehouse management with RFID and barcodes

Some manufacturers are enjoying an 80% improvement in their warehouse management using shipping and packing accuracy through RFID and barcoding.

Is that you? Or are you one of the millions that doesn’t have a handle on your inventory?

One of the best ways to save money is to get control over your inventory and your warehouse. Learn more in the blog “RFID help manufacturers take back control of their warehouses” from our RFID partner, Element ID.

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Sage X3

Use automatic data capture (ADC) and RFID to get more from Sage X3

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Sage X3Sage X3 is a robust and powerful platform and becomes more powerful when using automated data capture (ADC) in your warehouse.  To make this a success, take a look at the top 8 components for leveraging Sage X3 by adding ADC capabilities from the team at Element ID, a leading RFID company.

8 Components for Leveraging Sage X3 by Adding ADC Capabilities

RFID and Barcoding

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Found Money – How RFID can boost profitability over handheld barcode scanning

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Use RFID to control inventory and save costs

Use RFID to control inventory and save costs

Ask yourself: How much did I waste on extra physical inventory counts last year? Probably enough to buy another forklift or two or upgrade the dock doors or pay out a holiday bonus. How many transactions do I process? 1000 a day? That’s about $50K a year to collect data. How much more product could […]

Read more with this blog post from industry experts Element ID: Found Money – How RFID Can Boost Your Profitability Over Handheld Barcode Scanning

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Webcast: Cut costs and improve food safety with RFID

By | Food and Beverage, Recorded webcasts, RFID / Bar Coding | No Comments

If you’re an the food industry, you know that tighter regulations, product recalls, and growing customer concerns have put a heavy burden on tracking the movement of goods through your supply chain. How can you make it easier to track your ingredients and products?

RFID integration with Sage X3 – perfect for food and beverage

With powerful automatic identification functionality, you can dramatically reduce the amount of time and resources spent on keeping track of your products and lessen the impact a recall has on your business.

NexTec, Sage and Element ID have built and integration of RFID with Sage X3 – the perfect ERP system for food and beverage. This strong combination helps companies:

  • Improve food safety
  • Tighten operations
  • Drive down excess inventories
  • Reduce storage and handling costs
  • Comply with regulations

Watch this webcast to learn more.

product recall

Another product recall. Are we learning our lessons?

By | Compliance, ERP, Food and Beverage, Manufacturing, Product recall management, RFID / Bar Coding | No Comments

product-recall-boxWith the recent recall scares to Blue Bell Creameries and to Sabra’s hummus for listeria contamination, one can only think about the cost involved (both product & legal) in the recall process, and how well prepared your business is if a product recall should happen.

Damage control!

With a possible product recall only a phone call away, no amount of safe years can guarantee you won’t have one tomorrow!  Blue Bell had a clean sheet for 108 years (according to the Dallas Morning News) and is now in the process of a product recall that has early estimates of between 4 and 10 million in product costs alone.  Add in the damage done to their brand, pending lawsuits, and that figure will surely rise quickly!

With Sabra, 30 thousand cases of hummus (according to The Guardian)  have been voluntarily pulled from the shelves representing an enormous recall cost, replacement cost, and damage to their brand.

Large product recalls are a threat to any manufacturer and forces you to ask the questions:

  • How ready are we? For that one phone call that turns into two, that turns into a full blown product recall.
  • Do we have a recall procedure in place? So we can quickly recognize that a recall is needed.
  • Are we using the latest technology to track inventory? So we know exactly which products are affected and their current location.
  • Have we practiced our recall procedures? So we can act quickly and efficiently when a recall knocks on our door!

Thinking ahead, the only solution!

Relying on a clean track record is not a reliable game plan in the long run. It’s important to study industry best practices for Product Recall Management and RFID for inventory control, learn from recent product recalls by following the FDA or blogs like foodsafetynews.com, and frequently audit current processes to make sure you are in the best possible position should it happen to you.

To learn more about best practices for food safety and product recalls, have a look at these free resources:

Food Manufacturing Software

Recall Management

Consumer Issue Management

RFID

Product Recall Webinar 

RFID Webinar

ERP Insight for Food & Beverage Webinar