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East Coast Warehouse Says RFID Tracking Boosted Productivity, Cut Costs

East Coast Warehouse & Distribution (ECW), a provider of logistics services, has reduced labor costs and increased productivity via a radio frequency identification solution that tracks the locations of more than 1,000 shipping containers throughout its 60-acre yard.

East Coast Warehouse Says RFID Tracking Boosted Productivity, Cut Costs

The company was able to reduce the number of its switchers from 10 to seven - while increasing its overall productivity by 19 percent - using Advanced Yard Management System provided by PINC Solutions, said said Bob LaMere, ECW's CIO. The system includes passive ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) RFID tags attached to containers, as well as RFID readers installed on yard trucks (switchers), and cloud-based yard-management software.

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The company was able to reduce the number of its switchers from 10 to seven - while increasing its overall productivity by 19 percent - using Advanced Yard Management System provided by PINC Solutions, said said Bob LaMere, ECW's CIO. The system includes passive ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) RFID tags attached to containers, as well as RFID readers installed on yard trucks (switchers), and cloud-based yard-management software.

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East Coast Warehouse Says RFID Tracking Boosted Productivity, Cut Costs