Knox Nursery, Inc. has implemented an Item-Level RFID tag on each plug tray in the
greenhouse. We believe that innovation is the way to stay competitive. RFID is an
effective means of mass data collection and reporting.
Knox Nursery has internally developed, over the past 15 years,
a Greenhouse Management
Software system called Grower's Own - ERP™ that makes extensive use of RFID data
which allows Knox Nursery Inc staff to instantly view all activities and data in
production, the greenhouse, shipping and billing. RFID also allows for accurate
forecasted availability models and inventory
Advantages of RFID:
- Multiple tags can be read simultaneously at high speeds,
meaning faster, more reliable verification and inventory numbers.
- Line-of-sight is not necessary. Tags can be read through
non-metal objects such as vegetation, boxes, and plastic trays.
What does this mean for our customers?
- The use of RFID in conjunction with our new software,
means mitigation of errors at time of packing and shipping.
- During packing, trays are identified electronically using
RFID antennae, so only the correct trays can be packed for a given order and incompletely
packed orders are immediately spotted and corrected.
- Box contents labels are printed and placed on each box,
along with FedEx tracking numbers for FedEx shipments.
- Advance shipment notification is sent directly to the
broker office, and to the customer via email. Everyone knows what is being shipped
and when it is scheduled to arrive. Tracking numbers are immediately available for
See live demos of Grower's Own and RFID on YouTube!
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