All supply chain professionals know that the efficient management of packaging is essential for the timely movement of parts through the supply chain and the maintenance of quality in the storage and distribution process.
Auto-Id technologies provide a reliable means to identify and track items as they move through the supply chain, providing the visibility that all professional practitioners seek. While some automotive manufacturers investigate the capabilities of other technologies, RFID still tops the list as the favoured technology, assisted by a considerable decrease in the cost of the associated hardware over the past decade.
Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are much more than just the numbers you report regularly. They are essential tools helping you to understand the performance of your business allowing you to take action and make critical adjustments to achieve your strategic objectives.
As part of the drive to digitalisation, the use of auto-ID technologies such as RFID is increasingly being included as one of the requirements in RFQs sent to suppliers. We all know, of course, that there can be no effective digitalisation without standardisation and the challenge is to ensure interoperable deployment of RFID (and other auto-ID technologies) in order to maximise cost savings and efficiency.
Odette has therefore brought together a group of auto-ID experts from European OEMs and Tier1s to try find a way of avoiding multiple heterogeneous implementations of RFID across the automotive supply chain.
The first meeting of the group took place on 12 Feb in Stuttgart.