March 7, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.
Malarkey is the trade first to to microchip shingles that may enhance product identification, assist stock monitoring and high quality enchancment.
Malarkey Roofing Merchandise® , the chief in sustainable, efficiency roofing shingles and member of the Holcim Constructing Envelope, proclaims the addition of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags to their shingle traces.
Nancy Teague, Vice President of Engineering: “RFID monitoring on our merchandise has many apparent advantages for the logistics and manufacturing at Malarkey Roofing Merchandise. They are going to assist us proceed to streamline our operations and help clients within the close to time period. Trying additional, the flexibility to trace the lifecycle of our merchandise not solely validates our superior high quality and efficiency worth proposition, but additionally drastically advances our efforts in round roofing.”
RFID tags are small microchips generally utilized in trendy lodge room keys or antitheft units at clothes shops. Not like barcodes, RFID tags will be learn by a tool even whether it is lined by the item or not seen. Moreover, the tags will be learn whereas within a container, rapidly offering info in bulk, slightly than separately.
In shingle manufacturing, this know-how aides Malarkey’s workforce with elevated suggestions. RFID tags tie with a time stamp to extra precisely observe materials for high quality info. The tags can present improved visibility into completed product inventories and into using uncooked supplies.
Importantly, roofing materials distributors and contractors can scan the shingles to get the distinctive tag IDs for the tags inside the pallet. Insurance coverage firms may also profit from the brand new RFID tags in Malarkey merchandise for his or her means to raised determine shingles for claims. The info can verify roof identification for guarantee registration and extra customer support.
Solely shingles and shingle bundles from Malarkey’s Oklahoma Metropolis plant are rolling out with RFID at present, with Portland and South Gate services quickly to comply with.
In future phases, Malarkey intends to affiliate these numbers with gross sales orders which is able to permit the corporate to confirm outbound shipments and match their receipt with the order.
About Malarkey Roofing Merchandise®
Malarkey Roofing Merchandise® is an entirely owned subsidiary of Holcim, a world chief in sustainable and modern constructing options. Primarily based in Portland, Oregon, Malarkey is the trade chief in performance-driven residential, industrial, and sustainable roofing. The corporate pioneered the use polymer modified (rubberized) asphalt in roofing shingles, upcycling of rubber and plastic in roofing shingles, and the trade’s first smog-reducing shingle. For extra info go to www.malarkeyroofing.com