Integrated ID Solutions: Optimizing Automatic Identification Technologies and the Internet of Things

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Amber Richards, President
It is barely 9 AM, and the scene at the materials receiving area of a warehouse in a public sector enterprise already looked chaotic. Dealing with more deliveries than they could process, the warehouse was facing a multitude of inventory management and material issue challenges, which impacted mission readiness. The warehouse was in dire need of an automated material tracking solution to enable quick receiving and turnaround based on order prioritization. Following a detailed market analysis, warehouse management realized that Integrated ID Solutions (IIDS) met all of their criteria for a versatile, adaptable, and sustainable solution provider. IIDS, an independent advisory and systems integration company, implements automatic identification technology (AIT) to optimize processes and track numerous objects faster than human capability permits. IIDS helped the warehouse clear up multiple backlogs by developing an integrated hardware and software solution for automated shipment categorization including tagging all materials with color-coded smart labels to expedite receipt, and inspection; prioritize shipments for immediate issue; track shipments from receipt to consumption; and maintain a historical audit trail. This custom solution expedited the process of material handling by eliminating multiple data-entry steps, and manual updates to back-end financial systems to enable single-day processing of all shipments. Statistically, IIDS helped the warehouse to process tens of thousands of shipments per month.

With proven subject matter expertise and a team with over 20 years of experience providing secure identification solutions, IIDS endeavors to deliver a combination of process improvements and appropriate technologies, resulting in operational excellence for its clients in the public sector. The company understands how the public sector needs to become more agile with the rapid evolution of technology through acquisition, deployment, and sustainment while at the same time maintaining a robust security posture. To this end, IIDS helps its clients leverage the latest wireless communications, AIT, and the Internet of Things solutions within federal security guidelines.

Since 2005, IIDS has recommended the best approaches, optimal technologies, and most trusted partners to meet any business or process challenge.
Many public sectors, as well as commercial clients, have validated the IIDS approach for the successful delivery of secure solutions, with the US Navy and others issuing prime contracts to them. “We are technology vendor-agnostic and partner with the best providers to deliver optimal solutions that meet our customers’ requirements. When it comes to the solutions we offer, we evaluate the needs of our clients, ascertain the gaps in their non-traditional processes, and determine which technologies can best close the gaps and enhance readiness,” shares Amber Richards, President of Integrated ID Solutions.

To develop a specific plan of action for its clients, IIDS reviews the current state of the industry as well as its own benchmarks of providing successful solutions. The company then educates its clients about the technologies available before developing a final concept of operations and national implementation plan for them. Once the ultimate solution design is approved, IIDS performs a cost-benefit and ROI analysis to help the client get justification and funding for their project. To fortify security, the company has partnered with various cybersecurity and end-to-end encryption providers to deploy secure technology solutions to all its clients.

IIDS’s state-of-the-art solutions have the capability to update multiple systems simultaneously with a single barcode scan, or RFID tag read, e.g., ERP, financial, planning, production, and access control systems. While the production system may require work in process tracking, the finance system requires cost of materials consumed, the planning system requires job completion status, and the personnel system requires the labor hours of each employee, IIDS can provide all of this information automatically, resulting in better, faster data collection for agile decision-making and more intelligent business processes.

Next steps for IIDS include incorporating machine intelligence (AI) technologies and biometric sensors to enhance its data collection and analytic capabilities. IIDS is also focused on providing enhanced safety solutions by leveraging AIT and IoT solutions for pedestrian-machine collision avoidance and lone worker protection and safety. Through its expert evaluation, planning, implementation, and sustainment services, IIDS helps public sector organizations and commercial clients worldwide to better serve their own clients and end-users.

Company
Integrated ID Solutions

Headquarters
Greenville, SC

Management
Amber Richards, President

Description
With proven subject matter expertise of over 30 years in providing secure identification solutions, IIDS envisions to deliver a combination of process improvements and appropriate technologies, providing operational excellence for its clients in the public sector. The company understands how the public sector needs to become agile with the rapid evolution of technology, and to this end, IIDS helps the sector leverage the latest wireless communications, AIT, and the Internet of Things. Since 2005, IIDS has been recommending the best approaches, the optimal technologies, and the most trusted partners to meet any business needs