RFID Solutions & Applications
Manufacturers can track and record in-process assembly information into the RFID tag or transponder as an item progresses along the line. For example, as features are added to a personal computer assembly, they could be recorded on the tag. In this case, the tag would keep a current "inventory" of the PC's contents. The tag information could later be read to produce a shipping list and invoice. The tag could also remain with the item for later use by field personnel during installation and maintenance.
GAO RFID solutions are ideal for manufacturers who build several products on a single production line, or manufacture complex or customized products. Assembly line personnel could use an RFID reader or card to verify which processes have been completed, to determine which inspections or tests are required and to automatically update the central production database. And production planners and inventory control personnel could use the GAO RFID tags to automatically update the customer database and finished goods inventory, using an RFID reader or interrogator and PC, rather than manually creating data entry sheets, which could introduce errors into the system.
Benefits of using GAO RFID Systems include: maintaining current item information on the tag - ideal for managing production of complex or customized products and assemblies, eliminates the need for separate paperwork on assembly status and content, automatically notify the central product database when each process has been completed, use RFID tag to determine product features, date of manufacture, revision levels and real-time tracking of inventory, part kits and sub-assemblies.