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Wholesaler Tracks Auto Glass Inventory and Delivery via RFID Technology

California-based auto glass wholesaler Mygrant Glass is eliminating the need for paperwork for delivery verification, by equipping its drivers with mobile RFID interrogators that read passive EPC Gen 2 ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) RFID tags on the products being delivered, and then forward that information to Apple iPads.

The readers not only transmit to mobile phones and tablets via a Bluetooth connection but also act as stylus pens, enabling customers to sign for the receipt of products, and thereby creating an electronic receipt.

Mygrant Glass has been deploying the RFID solution in two phases, in order to track glass inventory within its distribution centers, as well as at the point of delivery. Approximately four years ago, the company first began investigating how RFID tags attached to its products could be used to help manage inventory as the goods entered and exited each of 60 DCs.

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The readers not only transmit to mobile phones and tablets via a Bluetooth connection but also act as stylus pens, enabling customers to sign for the receipt of products, and thereby creating an electronic receipt.

Mygrant Glass has been deploying the RFID solution in two phases, in order to track glass inventory within its distribution centers, as well as at the point of delivery. Approximately four years ago, the company first began investigating how RFID tags attached to its products could be used to help manage inventory as the goods entered and exited each of 60 DCs.

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