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Thai Consumer Goods Manufacturer Tidies Up Warehousing Processes

Lion, one of the largest Thai manufacturers of cleaning products and other fast-moving consumer goods, employs radio frequency identification at one of its warehouses near its factory in southern Thailand, in order to improve its processes for storing and retrieving pallets carrying its products. The system, according to the company, has enabled the warehouse to reduce the amount of time required to complete a transfer order-defined as any movement of goods within the warehouse, such as relocating products into storage, or finding and removing them from storage to comply with an order-from 60 minutes down to roughly 10 minutes. What's more, the technology has allowed Lion to increase the accuracy of its inventory records from about 80 percent (before RFID was implemented) to nearly 100 percent.

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Lion, one of the largest Thai manufacturers of cleaning products and other fast-moving consumer goods, employs radio frequency identification at one of its warehouses near its factory in southern Thailand, in order to improve its processes for storing and retrieving pallets carrying its products. The system, according to the company, has enabled the warehouse to reduce the amount of time required to complete a transfer order-defined as any movement of goods within the warehouse, such as relocating products into storage, or finding and removing them from storage to comply with an order-from 60 minutes down to roughly 10 minutes. What's more, the technology has allowed Lion to increase the accuracy of its inventory records from about 80 percent (before RFID was implemented) to nearly 100 percent.

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