To the general public, operating a warehouse seems like a pretty straightforward operation. All you have to do is carefully store your inventory until you need them. However, anyone within the industry knows there’s a lot more to it than that.
In recent years, an emphasis on environment, health, and safety (EHS) has become more of a concern creating challenges for even the most seasoned warehouse operators. Solving these challenges isn’t always easy. However, with real-time location systems (RTLS) from Redpoint Positioning, the answer is closer than you realize.
Redpoint’s Ultra-wideband (UWB) technology uses smart tags to offer unprecedented connectivity to these moving components giving you more visibility, insight, and control over your warehouse operations so you meet today’s challenges easier.
Improve Employee Safety & Asset Protection
A warehouse can be a dangerous place. In 2020, there were 213,100 warehouse-related injuries with causes ranging from heavy machinery malfunctions to common slips and falls.
In addition to the physical trauma accidents can cause your employees, the financial cost can be quite expensive as well. The average work-related injury can cost your business up to $188,000 for a single injury.
Also, profit loss due to damaged products isn’t always avoidable. As they say, accidents happen. However, if just 1% of your assets are lost to damage while in your warehouse, that can mean big bucks for your business depending on your annual sales.
That doesn’t even take into account the loss in sales if you ship a damaged product to a customer. Surveys show that 58% of consumers’ relationships with a business in negatively impacted if they receive a damaged product. Once that trust is broken, it’s hard to repair it.
Redpoint’s tracking solutions help you manage and track connected vehicles like forklifts and cherry pickers so you minimize the risks to your employees and products while reducing the costs associated with accidents.
By deploying geo-fencing and establishing safe zones for pedestrians, you can reduce injuries caused by collisions. Operators are alerted when they enter pedestrian zones and vehicles equipped with smart governors can be placed in a speed-restricted state while operating within established safety zones.
Additionally, to ensure compliance with ISO 45001, Redpoint tracks and records all smart tag activity, storing the data for safety metrics and reporting. This allows you to accurately report data when investigating accidents.
Increase Operational Efficiency & Productivity
Did you know that only 26% of company managers view warehouses and distribution centers as assets to grow their business? To improve operational efficiency and make your operations more cost-efficient, use tracking data to eliminate suboptimal routes, idle time, and redundant activity to create more productive routes and processes.
With Redpoint’s plug-and-play solutions, the scalability of your network is easy to adjust to accommodate your needs while still maintaining affordability. Plus, Redpoint partners with forklift manufacturers and easily integrates into existing warehouse management systems (WMS) to provide more operational visibility.
Full visibility into the movement of your equipment and assets gives you better insight into how your warehouse is being run and lets you create more efficient operational processes:
- Store common products in prime locations for easier retrieval
- Reduce response time and employee fatigue
- Increase capacity by moving identical assets to a common location
- Make room for value-added services
Redpoint’s solution also lets you review employee attendance and activity history so you can assess their productivity and efficiency.
The Benefits of a Real-Time Location System
Through patented, industry-changing RTLS technology that connects people, vehicles, and high-value products, Redpoint Positioning gives you unprecedented visibility into the accurate movement of your assets in real-time. In addition, Redpoint’s solutions give you other critical benefits that make your warehouse safer and more efficient:
- Scalability – Wireless connectivity means faster deployment, enabling large and scalable coverage with unlimited tags.
- Accuracy – With UWB technology, you maintain accuracy in the most complex and challenging environments.
- Connectivity – Your people and equipment stay connected with a mesh network formed by asynchronous anchors and tags that are in constant contact with one another.
- Speed – Low latency means faster response times and more control, even if the server is disconnected.
- Open Integration – An open API means you can easily work with third-party applications and hardware.
To see for yourself how Redpoint improves employee safety, asset protection, operational efficiency, and productivity in your warehouse, click here and send us an email.