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RFID In Bakery

Providing Bottom Line Benefits to the Bakery Industry

Returnable assets losses for the bakery industry total tens of millions of dollars annually.  The average bakery loses a staggering 30% of its bread trays; that's several hundred thousand to millions dollars a year GONE with no accountability! The Kennedy Group, however, offers an industry-specific, turnkey solution that provides measurable cost and productivity savings. 

Deploying an RFID-based asset management solution closes that gaps that result in shrinkage. Our RFID solution is ideal for distribution models where returnable/reusable containers turn over quickly in an open network with multiple collection points. We have designed this solution around the bakery business model - plants, distribution centers, depots, direct to store, etc. 

A Turnkey Solution Designed for Bakery
The Kennedy Group's end-to-end RFID asset management implementation involves integrating
ePReusable, the container management application of the eP360 core middleware platform, hardware and tags to the company ERP.  With read points that can’t be inadvertently altered during the normal course of production and distribution, we eliminate the need to manually enter and execute movement transactions. For example, as an operation carries out its normal activities, the Kennedy Group RFID system is going to see that trays moved from one point to another facility. When a facility doesn't return the trays in pre-determined period of time, the fully-integrated ePReusable can send an alarm.  The system can support a policy that prohibits sending out anymore trays until the empty ones come back. The benefits of such a system are plentiful. 

Improved Accountability

RFID for asset management can dramatically reduce lost items and improve accountability by easily tracking:

  • Container movement
  • Shipments
  • Returns

The RFID infrastructure also provides accurate inventory information and gives visibility to containers that are:

  • Available for use
  • In maintenance
  • At cleaning stages 
  • In other processes

With the product/asset visible through the RFID tracking, a company can establish the appropriate policies to reduce container shrinkage and loss. 


Providing a Measurable ROI

The company gains control and intelligence through its ability to:

  • Quickly view accurate inventory information
  • Locate specific assets
  • Track movement of those assets
  • Determine asset utilization and turnaround time

This insight can drive industry-wide improvements that save millions of dollars annually. Most companies report a swift and substantial ROI. 

The Kennedy Group
38601 Kennedy Parkway
Willoughby, Ohio 44094
ph: 440-951-7660 | fx: 440-951-3253