Logistics Firm Uses Active RFID for Automotive Customer

By Doug

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A full service logistics provider is using a system to track when each of its trucks are loaded with assembled parts, and when they leave its facility for delivery to a car manufacturing client. The parts are used in assembly by an automotive company, and must be delivered at very precise times in order to avoid causing production delays on the auto company’s assembly line. Active RFID tags are applied inside the cabs of the delivery trucks and each tag’s unique ID number is linked to that vehicle’s identifier. The firm maintains records indicating which goods are loaded onto each vehicle. With this data, the firm not only can collect historical information, but also search for a vehicle in real time, by identifying when it left the gate and, thus, when it should be expected at the customer’s facility.