Do you understand how RFID comes into WMS and works?

Tue Jun 14 10:44:48 CST 2022

How does RFID enter WMS and work?

With the rapid rise of personalized market, there has been a change of "diversity and small amount" in warehousing logistics, which further improves the difficulty of goods management.

The traditional warehouse management mode has many disadvantages, such as huge material inventory, difficult material tracking, low capital and material turnover efficiency, high labor cost, backward information and means of logistics management, which can not meet the new warehouse management needs. Therefore, the introduction of RFID technology to open up the warehousing data flow and realize the visualization of warehousing management has become the breakthrough direction of digital warehousing.

In practical application, RFID integration into WMS (warehouse management system) needs to face many problems, including overall integration of RFID and WMS, hardware integration, middleware integration and application integration. In this process, software, communication and equipment are indispensable. If we can't get through the obstacles, the system will be at risk of becoming a vase.

Overall, RFID entering WMS can bring three benefits: optimizing the allocation of storage resources; Achieve accurate warehouse operation control; And real-time and effective transparent transmission of warehouse data flow.

So, what are the main links in which RFID plays a role in entering WMS?

First, the management of goods in and out of the warehouse. For the in and out of the warehouse of goods or pallets, real-time data monitoring is realized and uploaded to the background of the data management center. Goods or pallets are identified with RFID tags to realize the regional division of storage space, and can realize goods positioning and rapid inventory.

At any time, you can use a handheld or mobile counting machine to conduct real-time inventory of goods to ensure the consistency of accounts and materials.

WMS is not an independent system. It can communicate with MES (Manufacturing Execution System), EPR (Enterprise Resource Planning) and WCs (customer system) through interfaces. Therefore, RFID + WMS warehouse management system should fully consider the needs of future management development in terms of equipment configuration, technical application and software system.