Improving WIP Tracking and Production Control Within the PCBA Process Via RFID

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Cisco,a worldwide leader in networking, has teamed up with Jabil, its electronic manufacturing systems (EMS) partner, to use embedded RFID tags on printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs) for board identification and work-in-process (WIP) tracking within the PCBA process. The project was implemented in October 2011 at Jabil's Shanghai manufacturing facility. As an alternative to manual bar-code scanning, WIP tracking with RFID provides Jabil with a more accurate, real-time method of capturing serial numbers into its shop-floor control system. Learn how the company has realized productivity improvements of approximately 80 percent, by reducing the number of manual bar-code scans for WIP tracking and material purges, as well as improving asset visibility.
Speakers: B.J. Favaro, Manager, Supply Chain, Cisco Systems