Modern manufacturing shop-floors suffer from a bottleneck of capturing and collection of real-time field information. Paper-based manual systems are time-consuming, prone to errors, tedious, and frequently damaged, lost or misplaced. As a result, the information does not accurately and promptly reflect the real-life situations and changes of the situations due to disturbances. Without up-to-date information, it is impossible to make accurate shop-floor decisions. There is a need for an affordable approach to shop-floor performance improvement by using wireless manufacturing (WM)—an emerging advanced manufacturing technology (AMT).
The challenges faced currently by manufacturing companies are :
High Cost of Labor
Slow identifications of goods as process are manual
Lower work Efficiency
High Inventory Cost
High Manufacturing Cost
RFIT’s WIP Pro relies substantially on wireless devices such as RFID (radio frequency identification) or auto-ID sensors and wireless information networks for the collection and synchronization of the real-time field data from manufacturing workshops. Emphasis is placed upon how to deploy RFID technology for managing work-in-progress (WIP) inventories in manufacturing job shops with typical functional layouts.
This approach avoids the change from functional to cellular layouts in order to retain existing operational flexibility while improving efficiency and capacity. Representative WIP logistic processes will be used to demonstrate how production and logistic operators and their supervisors accomplish their tasks in a WM shop-floor.
RFID Infotek’s RFIT WIP Pro provides real-time, dynamic and accurate means to detect, track, control and monitor a variety of items involved in a Manufacturing Facility. This technology is applied to operations and processes in all types of industries and helps Factories and Manufacturing Units by:
Greater control over inventory
Greater visibility of your facility
Better time management of mobile personnel and resources
Reduction in time spent on maintenance and record-keeping
Better organization of assets and resources
Reduction in paperwork
Delivers accurate and precise information
Need a reliable Work In Progress (W.I.P) solution? Contact RFID Infotek’s Team for more information on our Work In Progress Solutions.