RFID in a Warehouse Management Operation


A summary on using RFID and vehicle mount computer for a warehouse management operation. Data collection is performed in many environments.

RFID warehouse management with vehicle mount computer

RFID Warehouse Management and Forklift Computer

Some of these environments require that information be collected while in a mobile location such as car, forklift, truck or just a cart. Of course some or most of these locations are not so PC friendly and would require a rugged industrial computer. Since the data is collected in a mobile fashion, the ruggedized PC needs to be connected to a network for real time data collection with RFID and/ or barcoding. A wireless vehicle mount computer can have multiple real-time connections such as cellular (GSM and GPS) and WiFi.

WiFi connection enables the rugged mobile PC to act as a workstation on wheels. A prime example would be using the wireless vehicle computer in a warehouse operation. The interactive information exchange can be used for many RFID warehouse management software functions:

* Receiving
* Putwaway
* Cross-docking
* Inventory maintenance
* Picking
* Shipping
* Inventory Count

As each functions is used, an operator can update the host main inventory data base with the latest product movements. With inventory being continually up-to-date, web purchasing can reflect the most current available products for sale.