What is a warehouse real time location system?

A real time location system (RTLS) is an advanced technology that detects and records in real time the geographical location of assets that are typically found in warehouse, manufacturing, postal and courier services environments.

What advantage does a real time location system give to your business?

An RTLS enables the smooth operation of warehouse practices with minimal human interaction and error. Unlike manual procedures where specific asset locations are often incorrect or unknown, real time location systems allow warehouse operators to know the location of stock, material handling equipment (MHE) and people in real time. This not only boosts warehouse productivity due to the prevention of lost stock and increased process efficiency, but also warehouse safety thanks to automatic warning systems that alert drivers of impending dangers.

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What are the benefits of using a warehouse RTLS?

Modern warehouse RTLS are simple. The most effective versions on the market deliver a range of benefits, including:

Tick-01Know the exact real time location of every pallet, pedestrian and MHE

Tick-01Increases the inventory accuracy

Tick-01Reduces manual process required to maintain inventory accuracy

Tick-01Reduces the time taken to record stock transactions

Tick-01Reduces time wasted looking for inventory

Tick-01Increases number of possible moves per hour

Tick-01No need for human interaction, therefore no human error

Tick-01Improved staff behaviours

What technology does Vero’s warehouse real time location system use?

Vero’s real time location systems feature a variety of options for the effective monitoring of assets in warehouse environments, including Wi-Fi, optical and radio frequency identification (RFID).

Wi-Fi
The advanced patented Wi-Fi technology featured in Vero has been specifically designed to deliver an extremely accurate and effective method of pedestrian and forklift tracking both indoors and outdoors.

Optical
Vero optical tracking technology provides a positioning engine that tracks the precise movement of vehicles, by using grid markers at ceiling height that engage with cameras and sensors. It also automatically reads barcodes on pallets as a vehicle approaches, removing the errors that typically results from manual barcode pallet scanning.

RFID
In Vero’s RFID system, small tracking tags that feature a microchip and antenna are attached to individual assets. These tags are used to broadcast a signal with information about the product they are attached to and about the location of the product in the warehouse to a suitable receiving device.

 

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