Honda Cuts the Cost of Managing Finished Inventory With RFID

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Many companies struggle with managing inventory, particularly when it is spread over a large area. Workers waste time searching for items, and manual processes lead to errors and waste. Honda has solved the problem of managing finished inventory at its massive Indiana plant, by implementing an RFID system that includes solar-powered fixed readers at choke points and an innovative in-car reader that collects data while workers drive around the lot. The system has cut the cost of hiring workers during peak new-model periods by 80 percent. Additional benefits include the ability to isolate a sequence of vehicles quickly in order to perform critical quality checks. Learn how Honda solved a problem that has vexed many companies, and hear how the system will be expanded to deliver even more value.

Speaker: Jason Philpot, Manager, Honda Manufacturing of Indiana