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Special Report: Timely, Cost-Effective Inventory Management


Article by Andy Gager of Marshall Institute - Posted by Facilities Net - Read Article on Facilities Net

Part 1: Inventory Management: Managers Need Time, Resources
Part 2: Best Practices For Supply-Chain And Inventory Management
Part 3: Inventory Management: Bins, Shelves, Racks Create Efficient Storerooms
Part 4: Best Practices For Stocking MRO Parts
Part 5: Inventory Management: Implementing Bar-Code, RFID Technology

Inventory Management: Implementing Bar-Code, RFID Technology

In discussing technology solutions for inventory management, managers have been known to claim they are installing new technology in their facilities, referring to bar-coding systems and radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology. In reality, bar coding was invented in 1948 and first used commercially in the railroad industry and grocery business in 1967.

The biggest challenges with these technologies relate to implementation, use and management. Properly handled, though, bar coding and RFID enable managers to improve existing business processes by collecting much more relevant data and having access to it in real time.

With properly allocated time and resources, bar coding and RFID systems have resulted in numerous examples of continuous improvement. Ultimately though, it comes down to the business processes. If managers do not have solid processes in place, implementing bar coding and RFID will only facilitate the mistakes.


Part 1: Inventory Management: Managers Need Time, Resources
Part 2: Best Practices For Supply-Chain And Inventory Management
Part 3: Inventory Management: Bins, Shelves, Racks Create Efficient Storerooms
Part 4: Best Practices For Stocking MRO Parts
Part 5: Inventory Management: Implementing Bar-Code, RFID Technology


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