Bell Helicopter Uses RFID to Save $300K in Business Efficiency and Labor Costs (Part 1)
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Bell Helicopter, a wholly owned subsidiary of Textron, Inc., builds and delivers customized aircraft directly for military and commercial customers worldwide. Without a tightly integrated tracking system, it would risk missing delivery dates and compromising customer satisfaction. In June 2011, the firm implemented an RFID-enabled solution at nine manufacturing facilities to interface with its in-house warehouse-management system, eliminating the need to physically scan parts arriving at or leaving each facility. Automating and error-proofing its existing processes with RFID enabled the firm to avoid costly changes. The deployment has increased factory on-time starts, as well as reducing expedites and excess inventory due to loss. Learn how Bell has already recouped 120 percent of its investment through the use of RFID.
Speaker: Aaron Druyvesteyn, Manager of Logistics, Bell Helicopter Textron