STARK FG — FINISHED GOODS INVENTORY MANAGEMENT
THAT IMPROVES OPERATING EFFICIENCY UP TO 50%
AND PICK-TICKET ACCURACY TO 100%
Eliminate waste and operator error for better inventory control, loading and delivery
Do twice as much with each forklift.
We introduced our customized finished goods inventory management in 2005. Today, Stark FG tracks one billion-plus bricks annually. We’ve also customized Stark FG for manufacturers of treated wood products, building supplies, and utility poles and hardware. These solutions integrate the proven advantages of RFID — no line-of-sight restrictions, automated, real-time data updates, and the ability to track thousands of assets simultaneously — with your ERP system. Stark FG supports order-driven production, lower inventory levels and faster inventory turns to reduce your operating costs and improve productivity.
Stark FG inventory management advantages
Automated real-time data tracking for order-driven production and more efficient finished goods inventory control, loading and delivery
Forklift-mounted RFID readers and printed/encoded RFID labels eliminate manual data entry and operator error, increasing loading efficiency by up to 50% and pick-ticket accuracy to 100%
SmartBin loading module supports Lean operations, determining optimal inventory location and directing forklift operator where to place finished goods (fast-moving inventory loads closest truck to cut forklift travel)
Weatherproof RFID labels ensure accurate reads in poor weather and harsh industrial environments (no line-of-sight requirements or barcode damage to slow inventory control)
Generates pick list and bill of lading from ERP module
RFID interrogator reads RFID labels to verify order accuracy and decrement inventory
Finished goods tracking customized for your plant and operating conditions
Stark RFID trains your inventory control personnel, forklift operations and production workers
RFID tag updates and tech support
Customized RFID integration
Stark FG supports JIT production, more efficient storage and loading efficiency.
Your Stark FG finished goods inventory control solution begins with an on-site assessment and evaluation of your operations, dialing in on challenges presented by your operating environment, raw materials, locations, and asset movement. If your forklift drivers spend time searching for specific products or struggling with line-of-sight inventory tracking, we can improve productivity with the placement of RFID interrogators and help re-map your processes to cut labor costs, forklift usage and loading times.
Stark FG automates your inventory management, combining our customized RFID software with best-in-class RFID hardware and labels (you can print and encode 8-inch wide, weatherproof RFID labels with up to 96 bits of product information. Our SmartBin loading module instructs your forklift operators where to place or locate products, positioning fast-moving inventory closest to the loading docks to cut forklift travel and load times.
The simplicity of red light/green light order verification
Your Stark RFID solution eliminates
With orders ready to ship, Stark FG generates a pick list and bill of lading with your ERP system, transmitting orders to your forklift operators, directing them to the product location and verifying order specs. Correct loads trigger a green light and “loaded” button on the forklift’s RFID reader (incorrect loads are displayed in red and the “loaded” button doesn’t ap pear, indicating a loading error). When forklift operators press the “loaded” button, Stark FG decrements the product from your inventory.
Increase overall productivity 30-50%
More efficient throughput supports JIT production, lower inventory levels and faster turns, particularly with multiple location operations.
Your Stark FG finished goods inventory management solution is designed to increase overall productivity by 30-50%. Larger operations with multiple locations will see an immediate improvement in inventory control, raw materials usage, asset tracking and employee management. Automating real-time manufacturing and shipping data with your ERP system supports Lean operations through the elimination of wasted movement and operator error.
Stark FG is designed for
the following industries:
• Boxed materials
• Bagged materials
• Bulk aggregates
• Lumber and wood products
• Precast/pre-stressed concrete products
• Cross arms
• Fuel injectors
• Oil pumps and water pumps
Passive safety systems
• Air bag components
Electronics & entertainment systems
Key system components
Your turnkey Stark FG RFID solution may include the following elements:
Front-end assessment, process mapping, work scope definition and proprietary Stark FG software, including the 802.11b wireless communication protocol for wireless LAN
Forklift computers—we use RFID units from Citadel and other best-in-class OEMs
RFID interrogators—we use RFID hardware from Alien Technologies, Intermec and Motorola
Gen 2 RFID tags with Intermec antennae and Avery Dennison RFID inlays, and Frick SmartMark RFID products
Avery Dennison RFID printer/encoders
RFID tag or label updates and tech support
Downloads:Utilities RFID Datasheet (PDF)