Radio- Frequency Identification (RFID) is a powerful, automated data collection solution that streamlines asset, record and inventory management. It vastly improves visability through your supply chain with unparalleled data capture capabilities.
RFID transmits data via a fixed or handheld reader (manual or automatic) that reads a microchip embedded in a tag or label affixed to your product. Unlike barcode technology, RFID readers do not require line-of-sight to read tags and tags are rewritable-thus easily updated.
Modernize asset tracking and inventory control
How important is efficiency in tracking assets and managing inventory in a growing enterprise? Productivity and profitability hinge on it today, as margins narrow.
It’s a given: you lose money every time inventory fails to meet demand—or when too much inventory sits wasted. What if you could make supply chain information more transparent, timely and substantive?
Or consider this: the inability to track equipment location, usage and maintenance means red ink—both on lease and service agreements, as well as in lost productivity and replacement costs. Conversely, holding too many assets ties up capital unnecessarily. A good asset management program will improve return-on-assets (ROA) and by helping to lower the enterprise cost structure.
Is RFID right for you?
RFID technology offers these potential benefits that enable organizations to compete more effectively:
- Reduction in out-of-stock/overstock occurrences
- Automated proof-of-delivery
- Centralized monitoring and management of asset movement
- Improved theft and threat protection
- More timely and granular business intelligence
- Improved product/asset traceability
But is your enterprise ready for RFID? Attend DFI’s “RFID 101” sessions, online or on-site, for a structured overview of the technology. This session can provide ideas and answers to help you identify the potential of RFID for your organization. You can experience the technology hands-on with live demonstrations in our state of the art Solution Center.
DFI will help you decide if RFID is right for you
At DFI, we realize that each client has unique goals and challenges. Implementing an effective RFID system that affords the fastest ROI compels us to fully understand them in order to develop an RFID system that offers you powerful advantages.
DFI’s methodology consists of a five-step approach to building and supporting your unique RFID solution, from start to finish and aligning with best-practice standards.
Assess, design, deploy, training & support
DFI launches its first stages of implementation with meticulous preparations, so that you gain the cutting-edge advantages of RFID without cutting corners. Our full "assess and design" phase includes:
- Site survey
- Strategy planning
- System design
- Performance testing
A comprehensive site survey is pivotal to the success of RFID implementations, because it captures key information about a facility’s environment. DFI performs a thorough evaluation of your company’s physical plant, including radio propagation characteristics and deployment locations, in order to determine variables that may impact overall system design and performance.
Armed with this information, DFI plans the most cost-effective strategy for deploying RFID in your facility. The strategy addresses your company’s objectives, system requirements, project scope and timeline and general approach to RFID roll-out.
Then DFI designs the RFID system that fits smoothly into your environment, one that incorporates innovative hardware, software and network components, as well as systems integration ware. Partnering with best-in-class hardware and software providers enables DFI to ensure that hardware devices and software applications will provide scalable functionality and ease-of-use for the long-run.
Technology meets reality
Our headquarters features a sophisticated lab where our technicians test RFID equipment and installation strategies before implementing them at your site. This pilot program translates into smooth functionality, dependable interoperability and cost-effective deployment—with no surprises.
Entrust installation to the experts
Having fully mapped out your solution, DFI experts then configure and install it, validating the technology at each roll-out stage with rigorous testing and tuning. Extensively trained and well-practiced, DFI’s certified engineers know how to facilitate the transition to your final solution, guaranteeing minimal downtime, higher reliability, fewer changes, lower costs and faster ROI.
What’s more, DFI professionals employ advanced project management strategies to keep your roll-out on target. You get regular status reports, schedules, resource updates and change management notices. Plus, you keep in touch with a single point of contact: your dedicated DFI RFID experts.
Stay on track for the future
According to past clients, the high quality of DFI training is legendary. Not only does DFI assist with the interface of RFID devices, but also it streamlines new system introductions to your end users and extends the shelf-life of your solution well into the future. Aimed at shortening the learning curve and launching a solid but expandable knowledge base for your company, DFItraining includes:
Extend your success with support services
- Training the trainer
- End user training
- Screen shots
- Custom videos
When you’re ready to go solo, DFI can stay right by your side with a wide range of support options. We offer full diagnostic phone support, maintenance contracts, extendable warranties and even remote, web-based service—because uptime’s one of the most important metrics to us.
DFI even offers an advanced “Easy Monitor” option. This provides your company with real-time monitoring of all RFID devices and includes remote servicing along with dashboard displays to help your staff track the essential metrics of your RFID system, 24 x 7. It’s just another way DFI supports the success of your company’s RFID commitment.
Minimize risk, maximize knowledge
RFID technology—complex as it is—evolves constantly, so it makes sense to depend on certified experts to deploy it.
Since 2003, DFI has trained in and obtained RFID certifications that enable us to ideate and develop solutions based on top-line RFID software and hardware. These include:
- Alien Academy
- CompTia RFID+
- Intermec Honours Partner
- Motorola PartnerSelect Platform
- Motorola PartnerSelect Product
- Printronix RFID Certified Partner
- ScanSource RFID Edge
- ThingMagic RFID Certified