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SATO’s RAIN RFID System Generates 50 Percent Time Savings and Traceability for PT. Sigma Cipta Utama

Oct 04, 2022

SATO Group company PT. SATO Label Solutions (hereafter, SATO), together with local partner CV Dharmatech Indonesia, provided a RAIN RFID1 tracking system for PT. Sigma Cipta Utama (hereafter, SCU) to streamline stocktaking and locating of documents stored in its warehouse.

For asset management traceability, time is of the essence in identifying where an item is located. Ideally, a simple click of the mouse would give a full view of inventory and traceability reporting. This is possible when done properly with automation solutions like RFID.

SCU is part of the Elnusa Group, a subsidiary of PT. Pertamina Hulu Energi and Upstream Subholding, which manage oil and gas production in Indonesia. It specializes in data management services that target its customers in the energy sector, handling assets that include physical media such as cartridges and magnetic tapes.

The solution SATO provided included RFID printers, tags, handheld and gateway readers, coupled with a customized software package. The tags are attached to cartons which hold the documents in their large-scale 19,600 m2 warehouse. The RFID system helps monitor new stock placed on shelves and old stock taken out, enabling visibility on whether an item was loaned out temporarily or removed permanently in real time using a dashboard view. With this info, the company can now see the full history of assets and make quick decisions about how to best manage its stock.

Before implementing the new system, SCU had previously used a barcode-based system to track its physical assets in the warehouse. As its business grew, the volume of assets increased, making the job of individually scanning each item increasingly tedious. With the implementation of RFID, SCU was able to locate assets faster than before, to provide a 50 percent time savings in each stocktaking task2.

SCU also leases out its warehouse space to third parties, adding complexity to asset management in its facility. SATO’s RFID tags are encoded and applied to each asset for full visibility of all assets safe-kept throughout its warehouse.

“I appreciate the attention to detail that SATO provided to streamline our traceability system,” said Lalang Sugiri, Manager of Warehouse at PT. Sigma Cipta Utama. “Now our staff is able to track and locate each asset in our warehouse faster with accuracy and ease.”

“We are dedicated to helping customers like PT. Sigma Cipta Utama connect every ‘thing’ in their warehouse to connect it to the world,” said Hirotaka Wada, President and Director of PT. SATO Label Solutions and Executive Officer, SATO Holdings Corporation. “We want to help firms in key sectors implement RFID to streamline workflows and boost productivity and make better decisions.”

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  1. 1.
    RAIN, derived from "RAdio frequency IdentificatioN" uses the GS1 UHF Gen2 protocol which ISO/IEC has standardized as 18000-63.
  2. 2.
    SATO survey, based on average time spent reading and locating individual items

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