KLM Maintenance Cuts Parts’ Packaging Costs With RFID

By Doug

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Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M), the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) arm of Air France KLM, is using a Web-based Aviation Packaging Information System (APIS) to manage the inbound and outbound flow of packaging between its packaging supplier and KLM. The system uses fixed RFID equipment installed in buildings and in trucks, as well as mobile handhelds for repair and exception-handling. RFID is used throughout the entire supply chain and is easily expandable. Learn how the firm is tracking cases and boxes used to transport airplane parts to and from customers, lowering packaging costs by 50 percent. Packaging has been the starting point for implementing RFID at KLM. Hear how the firm may expand the program to include equipment, tooling, inspection of life vests onboard, warehouse management and components.