is a challenging business and the pressures of today’s economic
conditions are resulting in even more selective consumer shopping and
spending in both physical stores and e-commerce. To stand out from
retail industry, it's important for store managers to have flexible
tools that allow them to quickly adapt to changing consumer demands. IoT
devices including RFID/barcoding capable handheld computers and
telematics-based vehicle-mounted computer came into being at just the
right time to improve inventory accuracy and streamline retail
chain store management, warehouse management and fleet tracking &
delivery, RFID reading, 1D/2D barcode scanning, GPS, and camera
technologies are applied to improve outcomes. Specific processes which bothered administrators in the past are now easily realized.
Chain Store Management
associates can scan items' 1D/2D barcodes or UHF/HF/LF RFID tags to
promptly check details like stock level, price, and stock location.
Customer experience has been enhanced as they can receive response
immediately. Accurate inventory counting and real-time inventory data
transmission to the backend system enables retailers to have a more
transparent viewing of each chain store's sales and stock data.
capture devices automate the time consuming and labor-intensive
stock-taking process. By scanning barcodes or RFID tags which are
applied to goods, intelligent data capture of flows from receiving,
inventory tracking, picking, putting away to warehouse inspection are
easily realized. Then
data are uploaded to the backend system over wireless network in real
time so that warehouse administrators can have timely access to all
information for analysis and decision-making.
Fleet Tracking & Delivery
vehicle-mounted computer tracks fleet on road. With GPS and OBD module,
it records vehicle status and location; with monitoring sensor and
camera, it monitors cargo condition and drivers behaviors; with wireless
connectivity, it sends captured data to the backend server for
real-time inquiry and future analysis.