Pharmacy retail chain Walgreens has deployed an RFID system in its approximately 600,000-square-foot distribution center in Anderson, S.C., that alerts employees before they load a shipment on the wrong truck bound for retail locations throughout the Southeast. This has helped the company meet its goal of eliminating shipment loading errors and paperwork.
The deployment also enables Walgreens' warehouse management system to automatically send out advance shipment notices as products leave the center. Altogether, the system includes 170,000 plastic totes fitted with EPC Gen 2 passive RFID tags, some tagged dollies and 45 Blue Vector RFID portals installed at dock doors and other locations around the center.
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