Dutch Farm Dairy Cooperative Uses RFID-Enabled “Best Before Date” and RTI Management!
Mieloo & Alexander uses a combination of technologies to trace high value assets and returnable transport items (RTIs) across supply chains. In the use case of a dutch farm dairy cooperative, Mieloo & Alexander supports the company with the development and the implementation of RFID technology.
The solution makes it possible to have SSCC codes on the roll cages and to integrate this seamlessly with the new MES and SAP systems.
35,000 Roll Cages Tagged with RFID
The dairy farm cooperative ships milk and related products in special roll containers to high-volume outlets. The solution requirement was to track “best before” date of the batches as well as the roll cages themselves. Each one of the 35000 roll cages is tagged with specially designed RFID tags that withstand harsh industrial conditions.
RFID Tracking in the Dairy Supply Chain
The RFID tag is checked at the infeed station of roll cages in the production line. The previous batch number is wiped from the tag. The roll cages are then filled with cartons or bottles of milk and other dairy products. An RFID reader then encodes the RFID tag with the new batch number. The loaded roll cages are then moved to the loading docks. Overhead RFID readers and antennas record the shipment.
Watch this video to find out more about the asset management and RTI tracking use case from Mieloo & Alexander!