Renewable Energy Manufacturer

Business Need

A leading manufacturer of renewable energy equipment reduced labor and gained asset visibility with a ViziTrace and Impinj solution. WIP assets and tools frequently went missing or were left unaccounted for, causing plant slow-downs and costly asset loss for a leading manufacturer of renewable energy. The manufacturer had to find a way to reduce errors while tracking and locating critical tools that required calibration.

Solution

By tagging assets and tools with RAIN RFID tags and equipping warehouses with Impinj xSpan gateways, the manufacturer can gather data to track items as they move through production lines. Impinj xSpan gateways used in tandem with ViziTrace Software provide data that easily integrates with the manufacturer’s existing ERP system.

Value

By deploying a ViziTrace and Impinj RFID solution, they achieved benefits including a 30% greater material inventory visibility throughout the plant, increased inventory accuracy by 15% while reducing labor cost 10%, and an annual savings of 10% due to fewer missed calibrations and lost tools.

International Home Furnishings Manufacturer

Business Need

Client required an RFID solution to track manufactured parts and assembly of product for customer orders. The solution needed to capture and communicate the parts and fork truck strategic location changes to its existing custom ERP system.

Solution

ViziTrace implemented an RFID solution that included tag work orders to accompany parts and pallets, as well as tag fork trucks that move parts and pallet pieces to and from various operation stations. The solution featured strategically located ViziTrace fixed portals and parts and fork trucks location updates were captured and transferred to custom ERP system.

Value

The solution resulted in significant search time reduction for pallet part pieces, elimination of “lost” orders and parts, as well as faster, more accurate and cheaper parts and product production.

Major Healthcare Manufacturer

Business Need

Client required tracking of manufactured eyeglass parts and assembly of product for customer orders and its RFID solution needed to capture and communicate on eyeglass parts location changes.

Solution

ViziTrace implemented an RFID solution that tagged eyeglass parts by tray as they moved through the production path. The solution featured strategically located ViziTrace fixed portals and reporting metrics for work station dwell and overall production.

Value

The solution resulted in significant search time reduction, elimination of “lost” orders and parts, as well as faster, more accurate, and cheaper parts and product production.