Thermoking case study


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IMEC Technologies partnered with Aeroscout to bring a just-in-time parts replenishment solution to a manufacturer of transport temperature control systems to improve efficiency at its major manufacturing facility in Ireland.

A solution using a hundred of AeroScout’s T3 Wi-Fi-based Active RFID tags were implemented to optimize efficiency at the manufacturing facility. These tags use standard Wi-Fi and leverage the facility’s existing Cisco Unified Wireless Network, when additional parts are needed, workers at the facility use the call buttons integrated into AeroScout’s T3 tags to wirelessly signal for parts replenishment and raise a flag in the system for reorder. IMEC integrated AeroScout’s MobileView 4.0 software with the internal logistics software, so that calls from the tags create work orders in the system for parts replenishment.

The RFID solution enabled the company to improve productivity. In the future, there are plans to further increase the efficiency with additional visibility applications, such as tracking the location of dollies between various facilities.

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