An aid for stocktaking, spotchecks and general stores administration (Page1)Stocktakes cost Bunnings around $4 million per annum. NuEra-ID's technology would reduce this to less than $2 million; saving more than $2 million per annum.
Capturing critical production information
Articles on a production line may receive a unique ID at any convenient stage in the production process. For example, in the case of complex equipment, made up of a number of assemblies, sub-assemblies and components, those critical to the successful operation of the item, could be indelibly marked for the purposes of tracking their progress through a production line. Should a failure occur, it becomes possible to identify the machine or operator or any number of other factors as being the cause of the lapse in quality. It would also be possible to provide on-line to customers the out-inspection details of any item they are purchasing or have purchased. An example of the sort of data to be captured is as follows:
Capturing critical warehousing & handling and transportation information
Having each article individually marked enables precise tracking during warehousing. Doing so provides labour saving information regarding where the item is located in the warehouse, who handled it and when. Items stored in boxes are listed on the database as belonging to a box, itself marked with a Unique ID. This provides for the automatic and dynamic accounting of stock, thereby reducing pilfering over the entire supply chain and the need for spotchecks and stocktakes:
In this example: