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RAMP has delivered powerful RFID solutions to a range of clients across many industries. The selection of case studies here demonstrates the real business improvements that an RFID solution provides.

In all these cases, we consulted with our clients to understand their specific needs and how to implement the most effective and efficient solution for their business.

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Lion Nathan

Keeping track of millions of beer kegs

THE PROBLEM
Lion Nathan has eight breweries producing more than three million kegs of beer per year. They also directly manage the delivery of half a million kegs to customers all over Australia. Lion suffered from shrinkage of several million dollars annually, and downtime during peak periods when breweries experienced keg shortages.

THE SOLUTION
RAMP worked closely with our partner Alizent to create and implement the unique KEGFLOW solution. This custom solution used RFID tags welded to the entire keg fleet, complemented by the installation of keg line readers and bulk portals at key points in breweries and distribution centres. Handheld readers were the last piece in the puzzle, used as kegs arrived and left customer premises.

THE RESULTS
Lion Nathan now has complete visibility of their keg fleet across the entire supply chain from brewery to customer and back again. This provides accurate and real-time data about stock levels, optimizes the utilisation of the keg fleet and increases overall efficiency for both Lion and their customers.

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MMG

Valuable containers and commodities all accounted for

THE PROBLEM
Mining company MMG had a manual process for tracking containers of zinc and lead concentrate from pit to port. With vast distances from the Dugald River mine to shipping ports, visibility was difficult which negatively impacted throughput and led to inefficient operations.

THE SOLUTION
RAMP implemented an RFID solution built on its proprietary Loca.Fi asset tracking software platform. This provided pinpoint accuracy of the location of containers and their valuable cargo as they were filled and moved to port, as well as tracking the empty containers on the return journey to the mine to ensure more efficient operations.

THE RESULTS
MMG were able to monitor stock levels in real time at both the mine and port stock yards, as well as keep track of their fleet of containers. This helped to ensure minimum product quality specifications were met with every load. And with streamlined management of containers, including minimal rehandling, MMG were able to maximise throughput with a smaller container yard.

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Parliament House

Managing valuable artwork on the move

THE PROBLEM
The Parliament House Art Collection comprises over 6,500 works, many of which are on loan to other institutions or scattered around various buildings in general areas or Member’s and Senator’s suites. With constant building works underway where the artwork is situated, valuable pieces are always on the move. Manual tracking using hard copy records wasn’t satisfactory to manage this priceless collection.

THE SOLUTION
Working with specialist partner Smarttrack, RAMP installed numerous fixed RFID readers at various choke points, along with handheld readers to carry out fast and accurate stock takes and audits. This was seamlessly integrated with the legacy Vernon Collection Management System to provide a complete solution to the Department of Parliamentary Services.

THE RESULTS
The Department of Parliamentary Services now conducts faster and more regular audits with more accurate results. This has led to more timely updates of the location of artwork, less manual handling and improved security of the entire collection.

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Peter Warren

RFID solution delivers what barcodes can’t

THE PROBLEM
Peter Warren Automotive Group has a vast 22 acres containing 15 franchises and up to 2,000 motor vehicles at any one time. A legacy barcode system was unable to track vehicle location and required manual entry for stocktaking, which was fraught with human errors. This caused long lead times from sales to customer delivery.

THE SOLUTION
Peter Warren Automotive Group has a vast 22 acres containing 15 franchises and up to 2,000 motor vehicles at any one time. A legacy barcode system was unable to track vehicle location and required manual entry for stocktaking, which was fraught with human errors. This caused long lead times from sales to customer delivery.

THE RESULTS
Peter Warren Automotive Group now has real-time visibility and traceability of its vehicle stock, reducing the cost of labour in keeping track of stock and decreasing turnaround times for sale to delivery. This has led to vastly improving the customer experience.

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City Chic

A fashion-forward solution to an old problem

THE PROBLEM
City Chic had the same problem as many fashion retailers in understanding the complete picture of its inventory. This caused labour-intensive inventory management practices, potentially lost sales and inability to properly execute an omni-channel fulfilment strategy. In addition, one of City Chic’s key customers introduced a requirement for RFID labelling of goods it purchased from suppliers.

THE SOLUTION
RAMP undertook a two stage approach to help City Chic improve inventory management. In the short term, RAMP ensured urgent compliance with the customer RFID requirement. Subsequently, a low cost tagging solution was implemented across the entire City Chic range originating from China.

THE RESULTS
City Chic was able to rapidly and fully comply with a key customer requirement for RFID tagging. Additionally, the broader business-wide solution enabled rapid stocktake and increased stock visibility from manufacturing in China  to point of sale in store.

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QANTAS

A smart solution in the bag

THE PROBLEM
QANTAS needed to provide an enhanced travel experience to customers as part of its Next Generation check-in system. Part of the program was a permanent bag tag called the Q Tag to track passenger luggage. Single use baggage tags and handheld readers were not feasible to deal with multiple flights unloading on a single baggage carousel, and baggage staff had no way of knowing destinations and class of travel based on the Q Tags.

THE SOLUTION
RAMP designed a revolutionary customised luggage handling system that included reusable bag tags with passive RFID technology that carried all the necessary passenger information to ensure bags reached their correct destination. The solution included RFID infrastructure to track bags through check-in and baggage handling, onto aircraft and to the final passenger destination. This was complemented by strategically placed monitors displaying relevant information to help baggage handlers correctly process bags with a non-printed Permanent Baggage Tag.

THE RESULTS
This bespoke solution has been in use and working effectively for over 10 years. It was implemented on time and on budget, and has allowed QANTAS to provide an enhanced customer experience from check-in to destination, ensuring passengers bags arrive safely exactly where they need to be.

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Australian Ballet

A perfectly choreographed RFID solution

THE PROBLEM
The Australian Ballet is one of the world’s leading ballet companies. With over 25,000 costumes in its collection, each including multiple garments and accessories, the company had listed these assets by associating them with various shows and productions, not as individual items in a central database.

THE SOLUTION
Working with partner Smarttrack, RAMP created a new RFID solution using tags and readers to efficiently track all of the costumes, props and other moveable items as they move around from storage sites to performance venues in Australia and around the world.

THE RESULTS
Items are tracked as they move around, even while still in crates. Australian Ballet personnel are able to quickly carry out stock takes, search for missing items and automatically track the movement of items as they move past a given location. The result is less manual handling and massively reduced time required to track and manage the collection.

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DP World

How to move trucks in and out of ports more quickly

THE PROBLEM
DP World is a major marine port operator in Australia. With an expected significant increase in container movement and having limited land and labour resources, DP World needed to find a way to increase productivity with the implementation of time and cost saving technology.

THE SOLUTION
RAMP implemented a robust gate-processing automation system for trucks using active RFID technology. This replaced manual processing of trucks at port entry and exit gates and used a combination of position marker technology and on-ground road loop antennae. The system was completed with RAMP’s Beacon IQ middleware to link the RFID equipment to DP World’s Terminal Operating System.

THE RESULTS
This system has been operating continuously for 10 years with impressive accuracy. DP World has been able to process trucks autonomously, reducing the costs of manual processing and removing expensive human errors.

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