Many applications of RFID in the manufacturing sector have been driven by external mandates, examples being Wal-Mart and the DoD. However, many opportunities are available through "internal integration" - that is, using RFID not only to satisfy a customer mandate, but to enhance operations as well. This includes active, passive and semi-passive RFID technologies as well as other real-time locating technologies for indoor and outdoor positioning systems.
Organizations are now realizing the true value of a real time location technology that can provide real-time visibility of any object on the shop floor to internal information systems. From tracking tools, fixtures or pallets to tracking complete product assembly, all can be accomplished in real-time. Product assembly information can be tracked and recorded into an RFID tag as the item progresses along the assembly line. Other functions of the technology enable field personnel to quickly identify product features, date of manufacture, revision levels, and more.
Using AiRISTA's passive, active, and semi-passive RFID supply chain, access control and RFID asset management solutions for the manufacturing industry, organizations can quickly and efficiently track production activity, trace parts history, and apply to numerous other applications as needed. AiRISTA's Business Rule Engine (BRE) can be used to automate processes that trigger shipping or receive material by converting RFID data into actionable business intelligence. Our RFID applications provide organizations with a single accurate view of their manufacturing processes and warehouse operations enabling optimization of production capacity from raw materials through final product.