The governmental market is made up of aerospace and defense industries in addition to medical devices and communication technology. Supercomputers, radio and television equipment, telecommunications and large scale electronic office equipment can also be included in this category.
- Electronic components for multiple industries
Consumer products include smartphones, computers, televisions, video game consoles, kitchen appliances, home communication and alarm systems. Industrial applications include the manufacturing of semiconductors, electron tubes and passive components.
Business Insights published a report in 2012 that stated the global consumer electronics industry had a value of US$7 trillion and the global electronic manufacturing services industry was projected to reach US$300 billion by 2015.
With such a large industry there is a definite need for the tracking and tracing of all parts destined for suppliers and distributors.
GAO RFID Systems for the electronic and technology manufacturing industry help to make processes in the business more efficient and secure, including:
- Product tracking
- Inventory control
- Personnel tracking
- Access control
Using GAO RFID Systems in the Electronic & Technology Manufacturing Industry
Embedding RFID in Circuit Board Shipments
The ramifications of RFID technology being incorporated into the technology manufacturing industry is far reaching. RFID Tags can be embedded in shipments of circuit boards (PCBs) enabling plant supervisors to track inventory and to monitor the supply chain of goods to retail stores. From manufacturing plant, to distribution, and then the final destination, RFID technology allows organization to track the exact location of shipments during the delivery cycle to ensure efficiency and prevent loss.
Inventory counts can now be performed at quick speeds due to RFID technology. During the manufacturing stage of turning raw materials into functional circuit boards and other components RFID Tags can be employed to track IT assets worldwide. Understanding and tracking WIP throughout the supply chain cycle from the delivery of raw materials to the final product is important so that plant managers gain insight on every aspect of the process to see where improvements can be made. Inexpensive tags can be placed onto each individual WIP; with our WIP Tracking System, electronic manufacturers can track individual pieces and parts destined to be assembled to ensure timely manufacturing and just-in-time inventory.
Tracking Delivery of Completed Products
Semiconductors, microcontrollers, LCDs, wiring, cable harnesses, IP & E components and construction materials (plastics to metals) can all be embedded with discrete RFID tags.
Manufacturing work flow process
Procurement of materials – Production – Inventory – Shipment
Each stage of the electronic manufacturing process can be tracked and traced with specific RFID Tags and our RFID Asset Tracking System. It makes sense from a logistic and business standpoint to understand the specific number of materials being sold and delivered to various production facilities for manufacturing before being sold to multiple electronic part companies.
Production plant supervisors can accurately monitor and locate plant personnel employees who have RFID Badges embedded with RFID technology. As employees move through the plant facility, RFID Readers installed at every doorway track and record movement; this allows plant managers to assess employee productivity in different zones, and in cases of emergency, the Personnel Tracking System can pinpoint an employee’s location in the plant in real-time, enabling the ability to respond quickly in situations of need.
Implementing our RFID Systems with your Existing Management Software
GAO RFID’s Systems can be deployed as a standalone solution or can be integrated with other software solutions, according to your needs.
At the core of our solution is GAO RFID’s AUTO-ID Engine which incorporates middleware and essential RFID functions that perform RFID data collection and information processing. Our AUTO-ID Engine seamlessly integrates with a wide variety of management systems so that you can access the data it collects directly via the system or systems you currently have in place.
Our team of seasoned professionals will smoothly integrate the appropriate GAO RFID Solution with your IT architecture. The result is an RFID solution that is seamlessly unified with your management system.
Contact us for more information on how our RFID Systems can be configured for your organization.