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April 2018

RFID Systems for Manufacturing

The world of manufacturing is extremely competitive. The choices available to customers in the modern, global marketplace means that manufacturers are in competition with not only local competitors but also companies across the globe in developing markets. Although it is good news for the customer, as competition drives prices down, it also squeezes margins for manufacturing companies. One way to get a competitive advantage in this difficult industry is by using RFID systems to improve processes.

How RFID systems can improve manufacturing processes

RFID Systems for Manufacturing

In the manufacturing marketplace, area radio frequency identification technology (RFID systems) are fast becoming an essential tool for any manufacturer that wants to remain competitive. Here are some areas in which RFID solutions can revolutionise your efficiency throughout the supply chain:

1) Shipping and Receiving

Even before the components have been sent to a manufacturer, RFID technology can be used to improve the processes. By tagging individual items at source, suppliers can automate the receipt of the products at the next step in the chain. Goods can be compared to the data in your system, improving shipping accuracy and inventory management.

2) Asset Tracking

RFID systems can be used to keep track of all the components and ensure that the right parts are picked for each stage of the manufacturing process. Misplaced items can be reduced and all parts can be located in real-time, reducing human error.

3) Work-in-Process

RFID systems can be used to manage the production flow so that all materials are where they need to be at the right time, so your productions lines run smoothly.

4) Stock Management

Even after production has been completed, unique RFID serial numbers can be used to locate any finished product.

As you can see, asset tracking and supply chain solutions with RFID systems are make manufacturing processes more efficient and help companies maintain their profit margins even in this competitive industry.

Digitalquill – Experts in RFID Systems

Call Digitalquill today on 01482 424402 or email office@digitalquill.co.uk to find out how our innovative RFID solutions can help your business.

ID Card

ID CardBusinesses don’t just need to attract new customers: it is just as important to retain those they already have. There is a reason why the biggest retailers in the world invest millions of pounds in loyalty schemes. They can afford to give their customers some of their money back on their shopping because loyal customers spend more money with them. Retailers can track customer behaviour, see what is selling well, when people shop, and they can target marketing with pinpoint accuracy to tightly selected demographics. Business intelligence is one the key differentiator that makes a growing business grow faster, especially if you are in a mature market.

Can You Afford To Ignore Customer Loyalty?

RFID systems are ideal for customer loyalty schemes. Our Client Management System is used in a number of retailers – including beauty salons: The customer scans their card every time they visit, and they build up discounts the more they spend. The salon knows what services are being used and so they can target them with tailored marketing to persuade them to try new treatments. The same will go for many other types of business: such as hairdressers, garages, tanning salons and more.

Loyalty Cards Through RFID Systems

The Digitalquill Client Management System is a powerful and fully-featured customer relationship management (CRM) system for the service sector. By issuing inexpensive RFID cards, your staff no longer need to remember every customer’s individual needs and expectations because a full history of all of their prior contacts with the company are displayed on-screen when the card is read – so the customer gets the service they deserve every single time.

Personal Service Across Multiple Sites

The Client Management System is especially useful for multi-site businesses. No matter which of your locations the customer attends, they get a personal service. You have a full, accurate record of every interaction between the customer and your business.

Digitalquill RFID Experts

Digitalquill provide RFID systems to clients all over the world: call us today on 01482 424402 or email support@digitalquill.co.uk to find out how we can help you.

 

 

 

Document Management System

Document Management SystemA Document Management System (DMS) is a product that lets you control access to your company’s electronic documents at all times. Instead of keeping files on individual workers’ hard drives or inside disorganised folders or file shares, all your files can be located centrally in cloud storage so they can be worked on collaboratively. Keeping track of document versions becomes simple, and you cut down on the amount of paper by preventing printouts.

Does Your Business Need a Cloud Based Document Management System?

Document management software can combine scans of paper files with files of digital origin in a single electronic storage system. Files in the system can include almost anything you can imagine: Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, PDF files etc.

Here are six of the main reasons why your business might need a Document Management System:

1. File storage

A cloud-based document management system acts as the central repository for all your company’s documents. You can then access, view, change or share them with colleagues at the click of a mouse. No need to waste precious time searching through files and folders to find a document you need – you can simply search for it.

2. Information security

When documents are not managed properly, sensitive information getting into the wrong hands can be a real concern. Data compromises can do real damage to businesses. Document management software lets you keep your confidential business information safe through the application of security policies and role-based access control (RBAC). This means only authorised users can access, view or edit certain files. If there is a natural disaster such as fire or flood, a cloud-based DMS ensures your business-critical documents are not lost forever.

3. Access documents anytime, anyplace anywhere

Cloud-based DMS software allows users to access documents anytime, anyplace anywhere – on a number of different devices including mobile technology. This is particularly useful when teams are collaborating on projects remotely.

4. Organise your files

By using categories, tags and meta-data with your electronic documents, they become easier to find and retrieve for use. When everything is recorded with the right taxonomy, a search can get the right results in moments.

5. Save time and money

Time is money – so the less time you spend creating, rewriting and searching for documents, the better. A document management system can be run at very low cost but it yields huge dividends in time saved.

6. Sharing is Caring

When they collaborate through a DMS, users can work together irrespective of their physical work location. They can completely control who they share files with and can send links, publish on the internet or emailing password-protected files. An audit trail means that they (and you) always know who has accessed or changed files. This can be critical when looking for errors and inefficiencies in processes.

Digitalquill – Experts in Document Management Systems

Digitalquill can save you time and money through our bespoke Document Management Systems. For more information call us on 01482 424402 or email office@digitalquill.co.uk.

 

Roller Shutter Fire Door Monitor

Roller Shutter Fire Door MonitorFire Door Monitor from Digitalquill is renowned as one of the most flexible, unintrusive ways to meet your Fire Safety obligations. The system uses RFID systems to check fire doors are kept closed and alerts management if they are left propped open. This helps you fulfil your legal responsibilities and provides unequivocal evidence of compliance that is securely stored offsite in the cloud. It’s not just Fire Doors that need to be monitored – if you have a warehouse building or a shop with electronic shutters than you want to make sure they are kept closed for security purposes.

Alerts for Open Doors and Shutters

If you have a warehouse with a roller shutter, you probably have problems with staff leaving it open – especially in the summer. As a result, people might even walk into your building off the street! Our monitoring system allows management to constantly monitor the door so if it left open you can call down and ask for it to be closed. The system is flexible enough to be set up to automatically monitor other access points too – if you have a “closedown” routine at the end of the day you could use the system to make sure all the windows are closed. If you have temperature-controlled areas such as walk-in freezers, you could use the system to check that the doors to your cold room are kept closed. Fire door monitor is probably the most versatile door and inspection monitoring system using RFID systems.

RFID Systems for Inspections

The Inspection Monitoring part of the system uses a number of RFID transponders placed discreetly on each door or window you wish to monitor. The software can be configured with your inspection schedules to inform a specific person when a check needs to be done. Magnetic catches can be easily installed onto each door or window, which will alert you by email or SMS if it is opened for longer than a specified time. A full online reporting suite lets you see which doors or windows are being opened and how long they are staying that way.

Simple to Install Wirefree Door Monitoring System

Fire Door Monitor is simple to install in your building. Because it is a cloud-based system, it links up to your existing internet gateway. It can be used as a self-contained system over a 3G or 4G mobile connection if you prefer. When you use mobile connectivity, there will be no need to run lengthy wires around the building: We simply attach wireless devices to each door or window, with repeaters being used to extend the range of the central hub. The hub is connected to the internet through either your existing gateway or a mobile data connection.

Low-Cost Door Monitoring

Fire Door Monitor is available for a low monthly fee. All you need to purchase up front are the hardware sensors and the connection hub. Call us today on 01482 424402 or email support@digitalquill.co.uk for more information.