- Boeing Finds the Right Stuff
Boeing's Terry Alderson explains how his company uses RFID tags to track parts as they move through its facility in Wichita, Kansas. The system reduces costs and gives managers visibility into the parts pipeline.
- Perfecting Just-In-Time Production
Johnson Controls makes car and truck seats that must be delivered to automakers in precise order for just-in-time manufacturing. The company has deployed a 13.56 MHz RFID system that has proven to be 99.9 percent accurate.
- RFID Speeds P&G Plant Throughput
When Procter & Gamble's facility in Spain boosted throughput, the loading dock became a bottleneck. RFID increased the speed at which pallets could be loaded on trucks -- and it eliminated mistakes and cut costs.
- The Key to Tracking Unique Items
Britain's CD.id project shows RFID can be used to track individual music CDs through the supply chain. The real challenge is creating a system that benefits everyone, including the retailer that wants to prevent shoplifting.
- Tracking Concrete Cubes for QA
More than 1 million concrete samples are tested in Singapore each year. BuildNow's CubeInfo system uses RFID to dramatically improve the process.
- RFID Penetrates Oil Wells
Marathon Oil has developed an RFID system that makes "dumb iron" smart. It could save oil companies millions of dollars a year.