Returnable asset tracking including containers, pallets, totes and other mobile assets are vital to a company's supply chain and delivery fulfillment processes. Traditionally plastic containers, returnable pallets and other mobile container items are well known for being lost, damaged and generally hard to manage because of their portability, environment and heavy usage.
The mismanagement of returnable containers, pallets, totes, tanks and reusable assets can have dramatic effects on business process including time, labor and costs associated with shipping and receiving.
The inability to track these assets can cause many issues for companies. These include an investment in additional assets, equipment, and the extra expense for employees to conduct searches, find workarounds for operational bottlenecks and perform manual counts.
Returnable Asset Tracking Tag Solutions
Making sure these assets are tracked and inventoried properly makes sure shipments and goods arrive on schedule in the intended condition. It also means a higher ROI by lessening the replacement cycle of these containers due to loss and through verifying containers and pallets that need to be upgraded or swapped out of the system rotation.
Implementing a standard barcode or RFID tracking system using Metalcraft tags and labels will eliminate human error and provide the visibility needed to adequately manage these returnable assets without large investments of time.
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About the Author: Julia Deets
Julia Deets joined Metalcraft in 1999 as the Marketing/New Product Director. Julia has held numerous roles during her career with Metalcraft, all related to marketing and customer support. Her current position is as the VP of Marketing and Customer Experience. She has both an undergrad and a Master's degree in Organizational Communications from Northwest Missouri State University and the University of Northern Iowa, respectively.