Brewery Industry RFID Tracking

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a technology that helps brewers automate the process of keg tracking and managing their kegs. RFID tags are placed on the kegs, and at any stage in the cycle, a keg’s status can be checked as it passes through a fixed RFID portal or when it is scanned using a handheld scanner during keg delivery and pickup. DDS ‘Keg Track’ software solution processes the RFID scans and then provides brewers with up-to-date information about their kegs.

  • The keg’s last location
  • Which customers have which kegs
  • How long the kegs have been at the customer site
  • Which customers keep kegs the longest (or don’t return them at all)

With DDS ‘Keg Track’, brewers have analytic tools to help them better plan and manage the movement
of their kegs. DDS ‘Keg Track’ can create custom and ad hoc reports that detail keg movement, status,
and cycle time statistics, which helps with planning. Better visibility and planning improves keg control,
security, and utilization.
Brewers can use DDS ‘Keg Track’ and RFID to uniquely identify each keg and its contents, and capture
important data throughout its journey through the supply chain. Using the cloud-based system, brewers
have accurate, up-to-date information and reports on keg fills, status, movement, customer location,
returns, keg repair, and maintenance. DDS ‘Keg Track’ keg management system is end-to-end
(software, hardware, and services) and will start providing benefits on day one.

Advantages of Brewery Tracking

  • Automatic scheduling of maintenance/cleaning events
  • Identify anomalies to increase keg turn times/usage
  • Automatic identification of kegs throughout the facility
  • Hold distributor accountable to specific keg return
  • Decrease line failures due to maintenance issues
  • Increase product quality assurance
  • Decrease shrink
  • Improve asset utilization
  • Elimination of manual inventory
  • Improve transportation/distribution