Custom Designed RFID Solutions

RFID for Employee Access Control & Time Attendance

  • The installed systems were created to provide a basic RFID access control and time-attendance management system with nodal visibility. This basic RFID access control system is engineered to be expandable and upgradeable. The system can be scaled upward and fully integrated with our other products to provide real-time visibility for emergency and evacuation management no matter how large your organization grows.
  • Jamjoom Consult’s corporate head office in Jeddah took advantage of the Personnel and Assets Visibility System which represents the state-of-the-art access control management solution. It incorporates the patented and patent-pending RFID access control system technologies of dynamic signal strength and passive RFID personnel badges.  This is a combination of daily nodal local access controls and monitoring at low signal strength with “on-demand” and “upon-command” high signal strength for a real-time locating system that enhances emergency and evacuation management. The traditional short-range secure access control passive RFID card is embedded in the access card along with a traditional access card reader for a traditional access control system application using the industrial standard of Wiegand communication protocol.
  • Jamjoom Consult was satisfied by the extracted report to avoid misjudging employees’ attendance and the manual labor that is usually done.

RFID for Loyal VIP Fans Monitoring and Access Control

  • This project intends to give a VIP feel to fans of the four notorious Saudi Football clubs Al Ahli, Al Ittihad, Al Hilal, and Al Nasr clubs.
  • Makamat was awarded the scope of delivering 80,000 RFID printed and branded cards to permit exclusive access without any queuing for the card holders for the most important games, as well as for the event managers to direct fans upon arrival to their seats by reading those cards using RFID handheld readers – This project helped them with in crowd management as well as safety and security.

RFID for Forklift Safety

  • At the Clorox Jeddah Manufacturing Plant, the management wanted to optimize their operations and avoid any forklift accidents within their picking and loading operations.
  • Each intersection within the warehouse was equipped with an MTC RFID Forklift Safety Light that would emit an Audio / Visual Alarm whenever triggered..
    • A personal picking is 2 – 3 meters in front / behind or within the blind spots of the loaded forklift.
    • 2 Loaded Forklifts are approaching an intersection 4-6 meters away.
  • The client increased their picking and loading targets while being able to disregard any fatal accidents, as the RFID safety light gave them peace of mind for the entire team.

Auto ID Capital Assets Tagging – Procter and Gamble Jeddah Plant

RFID Tagging Requirements

Locating of Spare Parts within the Production Lines

 Entrance / Exit of Spare Parts between Spare Part WH and production areas ( 3 different egress points according to site survey)

Inventory of parts while on equipment

Complete information of item on RFID tag encoded

 Passive seeking system of parts

 Metal RFID tags engraved code.

This phase of the RFID deployment requires:

Welded RFID Tags on Items

Reading Distance 5- 7 meters

Auto ID Capital Assets Tagging – Jeddah Plant

  • This phase of the RFID deployment entails the following:

–  Running life of production equipment

– All production equipment will be tagged

– Monitoring will only be during production 

– Once the tag has reached the required rpm, it will require maintenance

– Passive seeking system of parts

  • RFID Tagging Requirements:

– Metal RFID tags engraved code

– Welded RFID Tags on Items

– Reading Distance 0.5  meters

Auto-ID Finished Goods Warehouse – Tetrapak Jeddah Plant

RFID for Forklift Safety

 The system is a four-fold solution, and it is scalable as per the below potential upgrades:

–          Proximity Signaling to alert for moving trucks Audio / Visual (Machine to Machine or Human to Machine) regular default option.

–          Control risky movements by reducing the forklift speed or, for example, denying a request to open shutter doors.

–          Record and Monitor the overall movement parameters for forklifts inside the warehouse

–          Real-time location system (RTLS) that will include a map of your facility and the exact position of each vehicle that is being tracked which would require a software module (upgrade not included in the current hardware model)

 

RFID for Forklift Safety

  • At the Tetrapak Jeddah Manufacturing Plant, the management wanted to optimize their operations and avoid any forklift accidents within their picking and loading operations
  • Each Forklift was fitted with an MTC RFID Forklift Safety Light which would trigger an Audio / Visual Alarm whenever
    • A personal picking is 2 – 3 meters in front / behind or within the blind spots of the loaded forklift
    • 2 Loaded Forklifts are approaching an intersection 4-6 meters away
  • The client increased their picking and loading targets without having to worry about any fatal accidents, the RFID safety light gave them peace of mind for the entire team

RFID for Forklift Safety

  • At SIG Combibloc Obeikan Riyadh Manufacturing Plant, the management wanted to optimize their operations and avoid any forklift accidents within their picking and loading operations
  • Each intersection within the warehouse was fitted with an MTC RFID Forklift Safety Light which would trigger an Audio / Visual Alarm whenever
    • A personal picking is 2 – 3 meters in front / behind or within the blind spots of the loaded forklift
    • 2 Loaded Forklifts are approaching an intersection 4-6 meters away
  • The client increased their picking and loading targets without having to worry about any fatal accidents, the RFID safety light gave them peace of mind for the entire team

RFID for Forklift Safety

  • At Friesland Campina Jeddah Manufacturing Plant, the management wanted to avoid any accidents whenever a forklift was leaving the finished goods warehouse to load the delivery trailers or to do any inter-warehouse transfers
  • Each exit within the warehouse was fitted with an MTC RFID Forklift Safety Light which would trigger an Audio / Visual Alarm whenever
    • A personal picking is 2 – 3 meters in front / behind or within the blind spots of the loaded forklift
    • 2 Loaded Forklifts are approaching an intersection 4-6 meters away
  • The client increased their picking and loading targets without having to worry about any fatal accidents, the RFID safety light gave them peace of mind for the entire team

RFID for Forklift Safety

  • At the Unilever Jeddah Manufacturing Plant, the management wanted to optimize their operations and avoid any forklift accidents within their picking and loading operations.
  • Each forklift was fitted with an MTC RFID Forklift Safety Light, which would trigger an Audio / Visual Alarm whenever
    • A personal picking is 2 – 3 meters in front / behind or within the blind spots of the loaded forklift
    • 2 Loaded Forklifts are approaching an intersection 4-6 meters away
  • The client increased their picking and loading targets without having to worry about any fatal accidents, the RFID safety light gave them peace of mind for the entire team

RFID for Fashion Retail Loss Prevention and Cycle Counts

  • Makamat installed and commissioned the RFID retail loss prevention and cycle count solution at the Blooming retail store in KSA.
  • Blooming was looking for a solution to help in following
    • Print, Encode and Serialize RFID tags at receiving stage in the main warehouse
    • Conduct handheld mobile cycle counts at store level and reconciles with on-hand POS stock levels for discrepancies
    • Deactivate RFID tags at POS for all sold items
    • Reactivate RFID Tags at POS for all return items with original serialization 
    • Trigger a real-time alarm at the store exit in case items are stolen or taken out by mistake – the alarm would display on the system the exact item taken in terms of serial no, price, description, location, date, and time
  • The delivered solution had the following RFID Components
    • RFID Handheld Device
    • RFID Fixed Reader at Store Exit
    • RFID UHF Tags
    • RFID SATO CL4NX Printer 
    • TS100 RFID Tag deactivator at POS level
    • Makamat Smartcount software

RFID for Assets Tracking – Tahakom

  • Traditionally, Tahakom tracked its assets through physical inventory, which requires human data input onto an excel sheet to show assets found in incorrect locations or missing assets. Tahakom faced issues in reading barcode labels which are prone to human error.  
  • There was no proper automated asset tracking system to track these assets and their location.
  • Furthermore, physical inventory becomes very challenging for some equipment residing in restricted and remote areas.
  • The purpose of the RFID Capital Assets solution project is to provide Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) based asset tracking solution throughout Tahakom sites/facilities utilizing which can potentially integrate their existing SAP/ERP solution. 
  • The project can retrieve the asset EPC which was originally linked with the barcode asset number upon registering the RFID Tag – the data is then interfaced to their current EWM SAP Module. 
  • This provided automation & accuracy and timeliness of asset inventory, proper asset tracking, and asset location on a real-time basis. 
  • The installed mobile UHF RFID Solution provides an accurate record of the asset life cycle, maintenance, relocation, transfer & retirement. At this point, the system will provide workflows & alerts for all related entities.
  • The solution components delivered by Makamat are
    • RFID On metal hard tags and Label Tags
    • RFID Printers to print and encode on-metal labels
    • RFID Encoders to encode hard on metal Tags
    • RFID Handhelds and Sled Units to read all types of tags
    • Makamat interface to locate assets and upload all information to a central hub

RFID for Infant Safety - King Faisal Medical Complex Taif

  • The Maternity and OB/GYN Hospital at King Faisal Medical Complex in Taif, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has equipped its facility with Cadi SmartSense Infant Safety System.  The new implementation aims to provide features that help to improve workflow and enhance patient safety. In addition to infant-mother matching, the new system from Singapore also automatically matches the infant to its correct bassinet at all times.
  • With this system in place, all new infants will be under protection from birth.  Upon delivery, all new infants are comfortably fitted with the tamper-proof infant tag using hypo-allergenic safety bands on their ankles. At the same time, their mothers will wear the matching mother’s tag using a hospital wristband. The child’s assigned bassinet will be tagged with the matching cot tag. This is all done in the delivery room.
  • The system automatically performs matching verification when the tags are near to reduce nurses’ workload ensuring the right infant stays with the right bassinet and is brought to his/her correct parent at all times.
  • SmartSense Infant Safety software monitoring dashboards installed at the nursing stations and security posts will display the real-time status of the infants and their real-time locations. Other than mismatch alerts, security alerts will also be sounded and displayed on the monitoring dashboards if any infant strap is cut, or any infant tag is removed from the infant’s ankle. or when the infant is transported out of any unauthorized exit.
  • Coupled with SmartNodes and alert beacons installed in the entire hospital facility, real-time sound, and visual security alarms when an infant is detected at unauthorized exits further protect the infants at all times, giving their parents complete peace of mind.

RFID for Infant and Pediatrics Patients Safety & Tracking – Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare

  • At the Dhahran Health Center, Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare Co. awarded Makamat to supply, install and commission the Infant and pediatric safety solution. 
  • Patients are assigned an active RFID tag — attached wearable bands that easily adjust to the growth of newborns and fussy toddlers. 
  • Parents can be assigned a Mother Tag that the system uses to generate an alarm if an infant is given to the wrong parent. Patients with an RFID tag can be instantly detected at exit doors, stairwells, and elevators, and their presence can be configured to enable alarms and secure doors. The solution uses CADI Scientific infrastructure hardware and enterprise software to identify tags, manage tag rules, activate alarms, and control doors.

Smart Automated Food Rotation Labelling Solution - BOGA

  • Since installation, our FX 3 solution was able to help BOGA central kitchen in further optimizing their initial investment. BOGA uses food-grade and dissolvable labels to avoid residues on their current hardware. 
    1. Compliance on audit check or Haccp.  – Every quarter or half-yearly BOGA will have an audit check, and if they do not comply, they will get a penalty or regular checks from the regulators. 
    2. Efficiency and productivity within the team.  –  With proper process on hand, it will lead to maximizing the efficiency of the team into bettering productivity during the operation. The training video is available on the printer for BOGA to train their new staff. In fast-food chains, a lot of part-timers are employed and time must be spent training them. 
    3. Understanding what their pain point is within the operation.  – Get to know what issue they are facing now and how you can propose your solution to help in their operation. 
    4. Eliminate human error and reduce food waste.  – With proper and correct labeling, you are reducing food wastage and reducing the risk of wrong labeling due to human error. 

Smart Automated Food Rotation Labelling Solution - ALFACO

  • With over 60 restaurant outlets ALFACO F&B director had difficulties tracking down daily food rotation at a store level. Since ALFACO installed the FX 3 solution they were able to further optimize their initial investment with the following points
    1. Compliance with audit check or Haccp.  – Every quarter or half-yearly ALFACO F&B will have an audit check, and if they do not comply, they will get a penalty or regular checks from the regulators. 
    2. Efficiency and productivity within the team.  –  With proper process on hand, it will lead to maximizing the efficiency of the team into bettering productivity during the operation. The training video is available on the printer for BOGA to train their new staff. In fast-food chains, a lot of part-timers are employed and time must be spent training them. 
      Understanding what their pain point is within the operation.  – Get to know what issue they are facing now and how you can propose your solution to help in their operation. 
    3. Eliminate human error and reduce food waste.  – With proper and correct labeling, you are reducing food wastage and reducing the risk of wrong labeling due to human error. 
    4. Automatically update all their ingredients shelf life using the SATO AEP central cloud software

Smart Automated Food Rotation Labelling Solution – Saudi Airlines Catering Company

Saudi Airlines Pain Points

  • Handwritten labels take a lot of time and lead to quality and  safety issues (= complicated to read)
  • Manual best-before-date calculations have a high risk of errors
  • Training new staff is time-consuming, and there’s uncertainty  about the procedures
  • Food waste due to improper labeling

Smart Automated Food Rotation Labelling Solution – Saudi Airlines Catering Company

Saudi Airlines ROI

  • Comply with food safety standards
    • Quick, 100% accurate, and concise printing
    • Automatic calculation of the best-before date for products and ingredients based on an extensive product database in the printer.
    • Reduce food waste due to improper labeling
    • Label usage tracking: verify whether food safety procedures are being maintained or not.

 

  • Adapted to the kitchen environment
    • PC less: occupies minimal space or can be installed on the wall
    • Ideal for hygienic environments and usage in the vicinity of liquids
    • Can be operated with gloves
    • Lightweight & portable: can be moved easily from any location in the kitchen to where the printed labels are required.

 

RFID For Spart Parts Cycle Count and Warehouse Management

  • Major RFID Solution highlights include

    Increased Efficiency throughout the Supply Chain


    The RFID gates or handheld readers reduce manual labor, which increases the speed of production and keeps the parts easily 

    trackable throughout the supply chain. Large quantities of parts are read and documented within milliseconds using RFID.

    Enhanced Accuracy of Inventory Scanning

    The RFID scanning process reduces the mistakes made compared with tracking inventory manually with the barcode. 

    For example, when someone does several identification checks on one component.

            

    Tracking Item Location


    It is easier to track parts using RFID. For example, if a box is left in the wrong location in the warehouse, the box can easily be 

    found when you move an RFID reader device within the range of the tag. 

    This is much more efficient compared to a physical search for lost items.

    RFID eliminates the necessity of being in the line of sight with each separate item barcode, therefore reducing wasted man-hours.

    RFID labels on automotive parts provide end-to-end inventory and item tracking solutions for increased accuracy, visibility, and efficiency. 

    Makamat continues to meet these demands and any other customer requirements to secure an effective and innovative future.

RFID For FIFO Milk Containers Transfers into Plan Cooling Cells

  • Al Safi Danone Plant in Al Kharj, Central Province of KSA decided to automate its process of transferring in/out their milk containers from the production line into their cooling cells to avoid over or under cooling 
  • Makamat designed and supplied the RFID solution that would optimize their process to ensure the milk container is entering at a specific time and staying only 4 hours in the cell – picker would know exactly where the container is upon picking to avoid time wastage and to comply with FIFO
  • RFID fixed readers were installed at cooling cells’ entrance and exits registering the exact entry/exit and an alarm would be triggered after 4 hours for pickers to move forward 
  • The production line would SCC each container with RFID Tag

RFID For Data Centers – AWS Bahrain by Digilink

  • AWS Bahrain Data centers are all fitted with RFID fixed readers and handheld readers to tackle the tracking of IT assets between the countless racks and cabinets, which may seem static at first glance, but these dynamic, unpredictable environments require precise and efficient assets management. 
  • Due to the high associated costs of manual inventory tracking and the inefficiency of inventory consolidation, AWS data centers turned to RFID to reduce costs, increase inventory accuracy, and improve overall operational efficiency. 

Realized Benefits

  • Increased Throughput
  • Better Labor Management
  • Better Returns Management
  • Efficient Lot Tracking / Slotting
  • Improved Quality Control
  • Reduction in order-taking error rates 
  • Reduction in order-fulfillment error rates 
  • Automation of DSO (Days Sales Outstanding) rates 
  • Elimination of cost of dispute resolutions 
  • Elimination of inefficient/ineffective collection processes 
  • Reduction in long-term losses due to customers going to better-managed companies for product/services 

RFID for Forklift Safety

  • At Friesland Campina Jeddah Manufacturing Plant, the management wanted to avoid any accidents whenever a forklift was leaving the finished goods warehouse to load the delivery trailers or to do any inter-warehouse transfers
  • Each exit within the warehouse was fitted with an MTC RFID Forklift Safety Light which would trigger an Audio / Visual Alarm whenever
    • A personal picking is 2 – 3 meters in front / behind or within the blind spots of the loaded forklift
    • 2 Loaded Forklifts are approaching an intersection 4-6 meters away
  • The client increased their picking and loading targets without having to worry about any fatal accidents, the RFID safety light gave them peace of mind for the entire team