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THE CHALLENGE

Inventory control and traceability for specialized product containers. Southeastern Container was formed in 1982 as a privately owned company under the ownership of a group of Coca-Cola® Bottling companies. Today the company operates as a manufacturing co-op with ten manufacturing locations producing plastic bottles. The company keeps quality and service high with a focus on continuous improvement.

THE SOLUTION

RFID system with Motorola handheld and fixed readers and antennas Southeastern Container worked with its partner, decisionpoint systems, to architect an entire end to-end solution to tackle this challenge. The system implementation started with a pilot RFID system for cycle counting the new bins. The solution includes Motorola industrial-class RFID fixed readers, Motorola RFID antennas, Motorola MC9090-G RFID rugged handheld readers, and OATSystems’ Oat Asset Track software. In addition, Southeastern Container relies on the Motorola Service from the Start program for repair coverage for its Motorola RFID handheld readers. "We worked very hard to analyze the RFID tag selection with the Motorola devices to maximize successful reads for both full and

empty bins,” said Gary Lemay Senior Solutions Architect for decisionpoint systems. "We also had great success customizing the Oat Systems software to update both

the SQL Server database and provide a web service connection to Southeastern Container’s warehouse system.”

THE BENEFITS

Thousands of dollars in savings and a leverageable enterprise solution "The pilot was very smooth, and the system has proved to be reliable. Once this is fully rolled out, we expect to see ROI in less than two years,” Underwood said.

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