Further Automate Processes and Synchronize Manufacturing Operations with FlexNet RFID
FlexNet RFID allows manufacturers to take advantage of technologies such as RFID and barcode scanners to automate processes and synchronize manufacturing operations for Lean Manufacturing, Lean Inventory, Just-in-Time production and other advanced practices.
With FlexNet RFID, you can track and trace genealogy of people, equipment, processes and materials throughout the production cycle, cost effectively providing unprecedented visibility into all operations. And, you can extend automation beyond basic inventory control and inventory tracking to all corners of manufacturing operations, reducing human error and ensuring that the right materials are delivered to the right place at the right time. As a result, you can achieve complete interlocking traceability of materials, processes and resources to help with continuous process improvement initiatives.
FlexNet supports barcode and RFID scans as well as machine data collection for full automation of material and parts traceability at any level of granularity, from global definitions to specific lot and cell numbers. The figure below is a schematic of a real site, where production, packaging, warehousing and shipping are all integrated and highly automated. The system sends the appropriate instructions to the packaging lines and monitors the results of each step, directing the appropriate disposition of the packed goods while providing full traceability.
Real-life example of integrated production, packaging, warehousing and shipping from one of Apriso's customers, using scanning to track processes and direct steps.