How to use RFID in furniture technology

How to use RFID in furniture technology


In the forefront of RFID technology applications are the British Marks & Spencer Group PLC (Marks & Spencer Group PLC), Japan's high-end clothing manufacturers Flandre, the United States Gap Limited, the famous German garment manufacturer Gardeur AG. Now RFID technology has been extended to the textile and garment industry production, warehousing, logistics and sales and so on.

First, the project background

First of all, the apparel industry manufacturers and retailers in the developed countries in Europe and the United States have launched the application of RFID technology in the textile and apparel industries and have now achieved gratifying results. Now RFID technology has been extended to the textile and garment industry production, warehousing, logistics and sales and so on.

In the forefront of RFID technology applications are the British Marks & Spencer Group PLC (Marks & Spencer Group PLC), Japan's high-end clothing manufacturers Flandre, the United States Gap Limited, the famous German garment manufacturer Gardeur AG.

RFID technology in the textile and garment industry applications, production, warehousing, logistics and other sectors, has shown a wide application of RFID technology in the textile industry prospects.

Heng Kang Technology is a production-oriented enterprises, the main production bedding, pillow cases, pillows, sheets, etc., although the use of the ERP system, but in production management and storage management, the data collected using a manual mode of operation seriously affect the work efficiency Many of the library data can not be updated in time in the system and have not been effectively managed in the system management. The system can not accurately know the status of the production and the inventory of the fabric. When the worker operates, there is no system to guide the system and is prone to errors. All the above drawbacks have seriously affected the efficiency of production warehouse management, reduced the ability of enterprises to produce warehouse management, raised the cost of production warehouse management and restricted the development of enterprises.

(1) Management information system data is not reliable

Although enterprises spend a great deal of manpower, financial resources, equipped with advanced ERP system, but the entire information system, the source of data and information is lack of reliability protection. All data comes from manual typing, and errors in manual operation can not be avoided. The occurrence and accumulation of these errors make the effectiveness of advanced computer management information system greatly reduced.

(2) Data acquisition takes time and effort, affecting operation efficiency

Traditional storage uses two-dimensional code technology points, with the electronic sorting tagging technology to collect data during the operation to solve the above problems, however, the daily number of products entering and leaving the warehouse, a huge amount of operations, frequent production warehouse operations. Large quantities of storage, the operator needs to scan each bar code on a package to collect information on the warehousing of goods. Both time-consuming and labor-intensive, inefficient, but also prone to error scanning, missed scan, re-scan and error.

(3) inventory inventory implementation difficulties

Inventory is an important part of warehouse management operations, the purpose is to check the number of books and the physical inventory, in order to find differences in accordance with the provisions of the program in a timely error correction to ensure that the data on the book can reflect the true inventory situation, the reality is Yes, the inventory of the work is difficult to get thoroughly implemented on time, because inventory is implemented on the premise that you must temporarily stop the warehouse out of storage operations, in order to ensure that the physical quantity and book amount at the same time, such a check makes sense. However, all aspects of the environmental conditions determine the business simply can not be kept in stock for a long enough time to ensure inventory is completed.

Second, the construction process

2.1 demand research and analysis stage

September 2011, Aster technology companies professional and technical personnel to Heng Kang Technology to understand specific business needs, according to constant health technology management status and in-depth analysis of production management, the formation of a consistent demand analysis report;

2.2 project implementation stage

Software development

Card machine software interface

ERP and RFID application middleware data transmission software

testing on the spot

Before the implementation of the project, customers need to understand the equipment read, to a test site, using two carts, test sites at Rugao Heng Kang Technology Co., Ltd. factory. The test situation and the process are described as follows:

Serial number Test environment Test data record Notes 1 Pig Banner 50 labels on the cart, the use of two laird antenna, the antenna from the 2m three times read data are 50,50,50; read rate of 100% 2 using two carts, UPM dry Inlay 90 put the first cart; pigs Baner and Inlay mixed with another cart, the car has a metal lattice, with two laird antenna two carts together before and after reading The data are 150,150,150; read-write rate of 100% test when the leadership of the garment factory just take a few down, can be displayed on the MultiReader

Record the test data for each test scenario. The following is a test image.

Cart 1 labeled (90):

Cart 2 put labels (60):

Hardware installation

Channel installation and testing, as shown below:

Conveyor installation and testing, as shown below:

2.3 system operation stage

In March 2012, the Company completed the system optimization and adjustment and promotion, key user joint testing and user training, and formally launched the project.

Third, the value of application

The benefits of RFID technology used in the production process are reflected in the production process efficiency, production costs, quality process control and so on.

Ø Improve the working efficiency of the production process: The main production cost elements such as the amount of raw materials consumed and the time-consuming process of each process are entered into the backstage database in real time, so that the production indexes such as production cost, output, material consumption, time-consuming and piece- Reality, so as to greatly improve the efficiency of the production process, visualize the progress of the production process.

Ø Reduce production costs: Production materials and workers use RFID tags to manage. Consumption of raw materials and labor are registered in real time, the software system can count the cost of consumption at any time and timing, and cost analysis, to achieve dynamic management of production costs and reduce production costs.

Ø Strengthen quality control: Real-time registration of raw materials consumed by each process and manual use of RFID tags so as to realize real-time monitoring of various operation steps in the manufacturing process and achieve product quality tracking and quality control.

Ø Production by Order: Production by order is an important prerequisite for reducing inventory and on-time delivery. To achieve zero inventory, JIT timely production requires quick response from production. The introduction of RFID tag technology provides an important technical guarantee for it .

Ø Order Quotation: With the cost data of individual products (working time and material usage), profit margin can be calculated easily to automate the calculation of order quotation.