Intelligent Global Pooling Systems (iGPS) has announced that Dole Fresh Vegetables has successfully completed its test of iGPS plastic RFID-enabled pallets. The company plans to expand use of the pallets throughout its supply chain.
The produce company has developed a system that links product UPC codes to the codes embedded in the pallets, and has determined the pallets are functional from the field to end users. The pallets are also compatible with the reusable plastic containers which Dole uses to transport its product.
In addition to being RFID and barcode-enabled, iGPS pallets 100% recyclable, weigh 30% less than standard wooden pallets, and are fire-retardant. Dole joins producers such as Imperial Sugar, Pilgrims Pride and Martori Farms in adopting the plastic pallets.