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RFID CUTS OUT INCORRECT DELIVERIES

RFID technology delivers ABB substantial accuracy and efficiency advantages in the management of outbound goods streams.


Background


ABB is a leading power electronics and automation technology group whose products, systems and services improve the competitive strength of its industrial and energy-company customers in an environmentally friendly way. ABB employs more than 115,000 people in around 100 countries.


Challenge


The company wanted to improve the management of its outbound goods streams.


Solution

 

  • All transport units belonging to a consignment are marked with SMARTRAC tags at parcel level.
  • The trailer loading docks are equipped with RFID readers, which scan all loaded parcels.
  • RFID software has been integrated with ABB’s own SAP system. The registration number of the vehicle arriving for loading is recorded in the SAP system and the progress of the delivery is automatically controlled.


Success


An RFID solution records movements of goods automatically in the stock control system and prevents loading errors of consignments. Moreover, the RFID solution offers ABB significant savings in floor space used.