At Boeing's Rotor Wing facility, located in Ridley Park, Penn., an RFID-based asset-tracking solution was deployed to track composite parts, kits and materials in different workflow processing areas along the Chinook CH-47 and V-22 assembly lines. The collected data is used to monitor and manage the workflow process in real time, yielding significant operational improvements. The location of composite aircraft components is also tracked in real time via Visi-Trac, in zones throughout the facility. Boeing achieved a momentous milestone with this system in January 2009, when its one-millionth unique passive kit tag was read.
Diana Hage, CEO, RFID Global Solution, Inc.
Susan Jordan, Technology Integration Manager, Engineering Operations and Technology, Boeing