In the digital age, efficient innovation can take many forms, which is why Avalon’s modernization experts are constantly watching and experimenting with the latest trends. As solutions like robotics, machine intelligence, and time-efficient automation continue to reshape the post-pandemic world, we’ve invited our team to share valuable insights as to how you can benefit from these new modernization initiatives. Tune into our podcast to learn more:

With over 70% of warehouses planning to enhance the workforce with automated solutions, there has never been a riper time to start modernizing. To see how you can start integrating future-forward technologies into your workflows, reach out to our team for a comprehensive assessment of your opportunities.

With over 15 million tags deployed worldwide, RFID technology continues to revolutionize multiple industries across the globe, establishing an $11 billion industry of its own. Technology researchers at IDTechEX forecast a continuous increase in RFID solutions as new implementations emerge such as:

  • Improved baggage management for airlines
  • Threshold management in healthcare facilities 
  • Automated (cashier-less) shopping
  • Enhanced athlete and sport tracking

Set with endless possibilities, RFID technology has also found its way into warehouses and distribution centers, redefining the meaning of efficient visibility.  The same technology that tracks 100mph baseballs can be seamlessly integrated into modern supply chains to eliminate 100% of human-attributed errors. From maximized customer satisfaction to diminished product shrinkage, Avalon Integration implements RFID solutions designed for optimal success.

What does Enhanced Visibility Look Like

FX9500 Warehouse RFID Scanners are best in class from Avalon as your RFID Solutions Provider

FX9500 RFID Scanner is the Enhanced Visibility Solution

No matter what solution you need, durability should always be a crucial deciding factor. That’s why we use Zebra Technologies’ RFID scanners and tags since they are built to survive and thrive in the most extreme conditions. Going beyond standard tracking systems, new RFID technology can:

  • Improve pick paths – With read ranges as accurate as 4ft, RFID readers can help optimize pick paths since asset locations are visible at a glance. Furthermore, tags can also help track moving assets and employees, providing you with real-time visibility to inefficient pathways and bottlenecks.
  • Automate restricted areas – Because RFID tags can retain more information than standard barcodes, they can be used to restrict hazardous workspaces. Simply add clearance codes to employee badges and profiles.
  • Track seasonal trends – Providing more asset details, RFID tags can offer better insight into new trends and implementations. Whether you are tracking deployed devices or holiday inventory, RFID labels store the actionable intelligence you need to strategize your workflow.
  • Uphold compliance standards – Since RFID enhances visibility, maintaining industry standards becomes easier as needed information is readily available with one scan.

Take a closer look at Zebra’s Quality RFID Labels

Don’t just take our word for it. See the benefits of efficient RFID technology when you contact us for a free demonstration at your convenience. From cost-effective tags to ruggedly ergonomic scanners, let RFID come and change your world with unmatched productivity.

Value of Cloud Supply Chain Management


Today’s supply chain bears little relationship to supply chains of the past. Where supply chain management once focused solely on improving an individual company’s performance within its own four walls, today’s more “outward” focused supply chains look to optimize the entire supply chain including all upstream and downstream nodes. This change in focus has ushered in a new era of software solutions that rely on the cloud to help eliminate traditional communication and visibility barriers and silos. These new cloud-based solutions streamline efforts and help bring about greater cost efficiency.

Greater visibility & efficiency with Cloud Supply Chain Management

One area contributing to overall supply chain optimization is the ability to bring additional stakeholders into the forecast process. Receiving demand input directly from customers and balancing that against supply and production capabilities helps companies remain more competitive in a world where speed is often the key differentiator in an industry or product niche.

Visibility across all nodes helps companies make fact-based decisions faster so supply interruptions or demand fluctuations have less impact on supply chain cost and on-time delivery performance. In addition, the cloud allows companies to pull together disparate data from multiple sources for rapid analysis. This widespread data availability and analysis accelerates the improvement of existing processes rather than relying on guesswork or rules of thumb that result in higher costs and overall inefficiencies.

As companies adopt management techniques such as lean manufacturing, increased visibility and data analysis enables them to eliminate waste across the supply chain and create new, more efficient business processes and workflows.

Integrated solutions, improved communications with Cloud Supply Chain Management

One reason for the lack of coordination across business entities in the past was the proliferation of enterprise business systems. Each company in the supply chain had its own systems and its own data, and companies rarely shared their data across company boundaries because of the difficulty in integrating so many disparate systems and singular focus of the supply chain.

The cloud makes it easy to integrate multiple platforms, business systems and to share data or even provide direct access to applications. In fact, many cloud supply chain software applications now have a new and inexpensive user type designed expressly for suppliers and partners to share information.

The cloud also reduces the impact of system changes and integrations on your IT department. Cloud solutions are simpler and faster to implement and cloud providers manage most of the mundane day-to-day operational tasks such as upgrades, backups, maintenance, and security. This offloading of routine tasks enables your in-house IT team to focus on more strategic initiatives that have a greater impact on the business.

Simplify operations…one cloud at a time.

The cloud makes it easier to optimize production, order flow and deliveries to customers, resulting in lower operational costs and happier customers across the entire supply chain. If you’ve been thinking about making a move to the cloud, but aren’t sure how to begin, contact us today for information and ideas to get you started.