Railroad Streamlines Operations With RFID

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Finnish state-owned railroad operator VR Group is employing EPC Gen 2 RFID technology to track 10,000 rail-freight wagons, locomotives and passenger cars, thereby helping the company and its subsidiary to manage rail cars and work processes within its rail yards. The use of RFID-enabled technology has improved the efficiency of its rail-yard processes, better managed its rail-car inventory and maintenance orders, and improved customer service, by delivering detailed information to customers regarding which shipments have arrived, and when. Learn how personnel can identify wagons automatically, and at a distance, by using handheld readers while walking alongside a train and utilizing the devices to interrogate each rail car's tags. Additionally, hear how employees can confirm that the cars are located behind the correct locomotive, and in the intended order, even after wagons have been shifted and a new train has been assembled within the yard.

Speaker: Mikko Särkkä, Head of IT, Logistics, VR Group, Ltd.