With REID, the benefits are great and are many, but will only list the main ones; e can be sure that we save man time, have real-life access to our inventory, a more accurate cycle count of our inventory, and most importantly, an accurate amount of count that is leaving our inventory. There are also many factors that should be considered before adapting this RIFF technology system into our company, such as; System costs, Software, One size fit all system. Now the questions that we might have in mind are; how much is adapting to the RIFF going to costs? What exactly are the benefits?
Would the other vendors use the same technology as we do? For starters, adapting the RIFF is owing to cost our company $6,000. The breakdown of each item is attached to the end of this e-mail. The company that decided to choose for this venture is Alien Technology. Alien Technology provides a starter kit that has all the necessary components that are required to start-up the RADAR. Their RIFF systems and readers feature EPIC Gene 2. EPIC Gene 2 is a standard-based approach that will adhere to EPIC global standards, and ensure that the RIFF system can evolve with minimal risks.
This means our RD tags are set to standard that are adopted by many of our vendors such as Home Depot, and Low’s. Minimizing the risks for us to switch RADAR companies and or using alternative RIFF components. Next, the benefits of adapting the RIFF are Accessibility, Availability, Real Time Data, and Profit. With RIFF in our warehouse we can ensure that with the antennas set-up in the right areas, we are able to locate a specific style and location of our tiles. We don’t have to waste the man hours of searching for the item. Have you ever been to home depot and wish there was a GAPS pin-pointed location of the item you were looking for?
RIFF can do that for you. With RIFF, we can keep a real-time record of exactly what is coming in room our suppliers, and exactly what is going out to our vendors. Availability, we won’t necessarily have to waste all those man hours cycle-counting the tiles, and or wait a 24 hour period for our system to update. With the correct inventory in our system, we won’t have to worry about running low on stock, or running out of stock. With stock low or out of stock cases, we run the chances Of losing the business, or lagging a major sale to a major distributor/ retailer.
Also, we don’t have to manually count every single item that comes in or leaves our house, with RIFF we can load up our pallets, and generate a bill f lading with the RIFF system. Real Time Data, One of the most valuable aspects of REID-enabled processes is the opportunity to take action in real- time based on information about the movement or location of physical assets, equipment or customer orders. With real-time data, you can correct errors before they become costly problems, reducing the time and cost associated with routine verification. With just these three reasons, we can benefit greatly by adapting to RIFF.