Welcome to RTI TRACK by SmartX
RFID is a solution ideally suited to meet the challenges of RTI asset management, enabling the real-time tracking of each individual RTI asset – from the moment it leaves your facility to the moment it is returned, again and again.
How we can improve RTI Management
RTITrack.io platform is comprised of Cloud Web-based software, a mobile application, barcode or RFID scanners, and Smart tags. These components automatically count inbound and outbound items as they pass through dock doors.
Returnable transport items (RTIs) are key elements for enabling a smooth flow of goods throughout supply chains. Despite their importance, RTIs can be prone to high loss and breakage rates.
Today’s RTI management processes are rather inefficient and are based on estimates about when, where and how RTIs are utilized. This limited visibility inevitably causes the involved parties to feel less responsible for the proper management of RTIs.
As a consequence, inefficiencies created by a single party can result in a significant cost burden for the whole supply chain.
Main wasteful practices that can cost companies millions of dollars a year:
- OEMs still employ manual methods in the entire process, and this leads to tracking errors and mishandling.
- Purchasing and carrying additional returnable assets than needed.
- Inaccurate billing for asset usage, storage or detention.
- Typically, OEMs order 10% to 15% more returnables than they actually need in order to account for loss and shrinkage over time.
- There are more containers than manufacturers need to run the production program.
- The cost of managing and handling these assets often exceeds many times over the asset investment value.
- The larger an RTI fleet grows, the more difficult it is to track.
- Many companies even see shrinkage rates between 3-20%.
- The leads to wasteful spending practices—having to buy new RTI’s to replace the lost ones and hire additional laborers to manage them.
Use RTITrack.io platform to track:
- Air Cylinders
- Bread Racks
- Collapsible Crates
- Dollies (Rolling Quarter Pallets)
- Liquid Intermediate Bulk Containers
- Meat Containers
- Pallets (Wooden & Plastic)
- Plastic Dairy Crates
- Returnable Product Containers
- Rolling Cages
- Shelf-Ready Units
- Stillage (Racks for Kegs or Casks)
Gain accurate information and eliminate manual errors with RTITrack.io
Real-time information about RTI flow is integrated with real-time operational data for individual assets. With comprehensive and timely insight, you can improve your operational efficiency.
RFID scans are able to record the following information and more from auto-ID tags:
- Individual asset characteristics, including status, size, location, and type
- Unique asset history
- Fleet inventory information
- Fleet RTI shrinkage rates
- Shipping and receiving dates
- Average RTI cycle duration
RTITrack.io: THE TECHNOLOGY OF CHOICE FOR
The system provides powerful management tools, including reports, graphs, analytics, task lists and lifetime RTI card history. The system also enables control and support of other components like sorting gates, individual movements, in-out messaging board, and others.
Each RTI is equipped with a unique, durable RFID tag that identifies the type and size of the unit, as well as the date it was placed in service and other essential data you need to monitor. Many types of RTIs can be purchased with RFID tags already affixed; or the RFID tags can be quickly, reliably and inexpensively applied to existing RTI fleets. RFID tags are available in many form factors, from adhesive-backed tags to tags specifically designed for ideal application and performance on metal RTIs.
Once an RFID-enabled RTI system is in place, information on the tags can be automatically captured whenever the unit is within range of an RFID reader – whether it is a fixed reader located at a warehouse door or loading dock, a mobile reader mounted on a forklift or pallet jack, or a handheld reader carried into a trading partner’s facility for a quick inventory. Error-prone paper processes are replaced with highly accurate data capture processes including a complete audit trail for regulatory and contractual compliance.
Unlike barcode scanning, RFID does not require line of sight. Multiple tags can be read simultaneously without any human intervention. By completely automating the tracking of RTIs, you get an accurate count of RTIs at any known point in the supply chain, in real time. For some, RFID means greatly improved inventory and tracking accuracy. For others, it can mean having access to inventory data that was never available before because it was simply too costly to generate.
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