By using radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, automotive companies can eliminate material shortfalls of containers, which lead to delivery delays and, in the case of time-sensitive shipments, cause production downtime. Manufacturers, suppliers, dealers, and freight forwarders can all benefit by reducing launch and assembly delays resulting from errors in part quantities, types, and locations for containers targeted for production lines.
identified automatically. Typically, a transponder contains data such as a kanban number, container identifier, batch identifier, or other identifier. However, the content depends on the transponder: in general, active tags contain more information than passive tags, which contain only one unique number. RFID readers are installed at pick-up and drop-off points where they read the data. Using radio frequency waves, transponders identify each container automatically – without additional handling or