Dutch garden and house plant retailer BAAS Plantenservice has taken on an RFID track and trace facility to monitor its products.
This followed the Container Centralen’s implementation of RFID tags on all European CC Containers in January. The plant service reckons it is the first firm to utilise this technology within its own operation.
BAAS’s suppliers apply a barcode label with the BAAS order number to each CC Container that is linked to the CC RFID tag by scanning both with a ScanGreen RFID hand-held.
This information is sent to BAAS and its transport companies via the ScanGreen RFID Platform, who use it to optimise the inbound transport.
When the container is loaded, a scan is sent to BAAS. Upon arrival, BAAS only needs to scan the RFID tags after which the goods are booked in automatically. During each RFID scan, the CC is automatically authenticated and registered, allowing seamless administration of the CC Containers.
Ad van de Wijdeven, managing director, said: “We immediately saw the opportunities to further speed up and improve our logistics. Especially in peak periods, when we process about 14,000 CCs a day, things can easily go wrong, and that requires a lot of communication between suppliers, transporters and our logistical and financial departments. All of this is no longer necessary, because we can see the status of each delivery at a glance. Our suppliers and transporters have the same information.”