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RFID for Warehouse/Distribution Centers

For all your materials in motion, Metalcraft has your solution

Asset management is vital to the warehousing and distribution industry, likely more than any other industry here. That’s because keeping track of inventory and sending products to the right locations (asset tracking)is the core of what this industry is all about. In addition to being able to better manage one-off inventories of consumer goods, what’s more important is the reusable nature of asset management technologies for pallets and barrels. These items may be used for multiple years to ship products back and forth.

Whether your asset is sitting in a storage facility or actively in transit, it has to be properly tagged so that you can keep track of it. Large shipping containers, pallets and individual packages can all use asset tags so that your inventory management is not compromised by harsh handling conditions.

Durable and reusable RFID tags offer great benefits here, as well. RFID tags are often built to withstand years of use, even in hot and dirty delivery environments. Automating the QA process on load verification also helps to minimize missed deliveries to stores, which is a problem that costs distribution companies $25-30 million per year nationwide.

Metalcraft engineers know this industry inside and out, and can provide you with durable, reliable, cost-effective ID technologies that:

  • Keep track of inventory automatically

  • Receive and assign goods, knowing where everything is

  • Prevent shortages

  • Reduce unnecessary equipment purchases and incorrect deliveries

  • Discourage theft and counterfeiting

  • Provide real-time data on where every tracked item is

  • Create supply-chain process optimization and transparency

  • Provide a real-time account of safe handling

In warehouses and distribution centers, everything is subjected to harsh conditions. Call in the “tough” experts” to provide you with solutions that give real-time results, saving you time and money--now that’s ID Made Better®.

Metalcraft’s RFID Flex Hard Tags are specifically designed for assets that need a rugged, yet flexible, polymer RFID tag that is more cost effective than traditional hard tags and has a reliable, consistent read range performance.

Perfect for tracking returnable containers such as pallets, crates or totes, Metalcraft’s Standard RFID Tag attaches directly to non-metal assets.

Perfect for applications that need a bit more than just adhesive, Metalcraft’s Stick and Staple RFID Tag attaches directly to assets with adhesive with the added option of stapling the tag, ensuring the tag stays attached to those hard-to-adhere surfaces while not damaging the inlay.

An RFID tag that truly lives up to its name. The Universal RFID Hard Tag features surface-independent tags with a patented inlay design used to obtain excellent read ranges regardless of the surface – metal, plastic, even wood.

The only thing “mini” about this tag is its size! With a smaller footprint and lower profile, the Onsite Printable Universal Mini RFID Tag easily fits where other tags may be too large and obtrusive and still gives incredible read ranges compared to other tags in its class.

The Universal Micro RFID Tag measuring 1 7/8” x 5/8” is a great solution to your identification projects that require a small RFID tag with great read range. With a tiny footprint and low profile, the Universal Micro RFID Tag easily fits where other tags are too big and obtrusive.

The only thing “mini” about this tag is its size! With a smaller footprint and lower profile, the Universal Mini RFID Tag easily fits where other tags may be too large and obtrusive and still gives incredible read ranges compared to other tags in its class.

The closest thing you will find to a one-size-fits-all” RFID solution! The Universal RFID Asset Tag is a surface-independent tag that uses a patented inlay design and passive RFID technology to obtain excellent read ranges regardless of the surface – metal, plastic, even wood.

DuraDestruct RFID Security Tag's specialized construction eliminates the transferability of the RFID tag and incorporates two levels of destructibility. If someone attempts to remove the tag the RFID antenna construction breaks into separate pieces making the read range of the tag mere inches.

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