Oakland opts for RFID technology at Bardon

Bardon, Leicestershire, UK: Oakland International has installed Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) despatch technology at its Bardon operation, enabling the company to provide more accurate customer data.

RFID technology identifies tagged objects using radio waves and is capable of automatically reading hundreds of barcodes per second without line of sight, compared to a standard barcode system which requires sight and manual, individual scanning.  RFID technology, supported with quality software development, provides greater accuracy through the removal of human error on missed or duplicated barcode scans.

Oakland International group innovation officer Lindsay Winser said: “RFID technology means we are now able to provide more accurate data for our customers, including showing when goods pallets left the warehouse and confirming which bay they left from, the vehicle they were loaded onto and the time loaded.

“Whilst manual barcode systems can also provide some of this information, it is the automation and removal of human error which makes this information so precise, giving our customers enhanced confidence in our ability to deliver correctly. Tagged pallets cannot exit bays without being read and warning alarms are triggered if pallets pass through an incorrect bay or are removed from a bay once marked as loaded.

“RFID technology provides our customers with added confidence that we have the most robust and evidenced delivery system, with the added benefit of a receipt tagged pallet should they adopt the same technology.”

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