RFID inventory tracking system for DCIL

Dredger Corporation of India Ltd (DCIL) has agreed a new deal with ID Tech to implement an RFID-based inventory management system to optimise maintenance operations for DCIL’s fleet, starting with a dredger stationed at Haldia Port, Kolkata.          

DCIL operates a fleet of 12 dredgers tasked with ensuring optimal depth and width at various Indian ports, operations that require proactive maintenance and spare parts management to minimise downtime and keep maritime operations moving.

The new RFID-based inventory management system will use IDT RFID Wire Seals, UHF On-Metal Tags, and various other RFID techniques to track spare parts from land-based storage facilities to onboard storerooms, culminating in their actual usage on the dredgers.

The web-based software will offer a centralised platform for inventory management functions, integrated with DCIL’s existing ERP system for financial and operational transparency. The system can also be accessed using an Android application that is compatible with handheld readers (HHR) and tablet readers for onsite inventory tracking.

“This project marks a significant milestone for ID Tech in expanding our footprint in the maritime sector and underscores our commitment to delivering our advanced RFID-based inventory management system that enhances the overall efficiency of DCIL’s operations and sets a new benchmark in the maritime industry for asset management and maintenance,” said Saurav Khemani, Managing Director of ID Tech Solutions.

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