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New Systems Uses Robots and RFID Readers to Perform Continuous Cycle Counting

Surgere Systems Uses Fetch Robots to Navigate the Aisles, Perform Inventor Reads, Send Data to the Cloud

Despite decades of bar code scanning, wireless radio frequency terminals, and Warehouse Management Systems, some – perhaps many – companies still have a hard time keeping track of inventory in distribution centers.

SCDigest suspects many of these companies simply do not deploy all of the three technologies cited above, which have driven 99%+ inventory accuracy for thousands of companies over the years. Others may have the technologies, but haven’t implemented them well or lack the process discipline to achieve the near perfect inventory accuracy levels.

Those seem the only reasons to explain the strong interest seen in the market for drones to continually fly the aisles of DCs and capture inventory-location information, obtained from potentially RFID scans but more commonly now from imaging systems that capture product and location bar codes.

Source: New Systems Uses Robots and RFID Readers to Perform Continuous Cycle Counting