RFID Systems for Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing

The Rolling Stock Manufacturing industry in North America is primarily engaged in manufacturing and rebuilding locomotives railcars, including parts and frames. An industry that creates and maintains major transit carriers for corporations and manufacturers of large frame or stock, as well as catering to the needs of safety for public transportation cars.

GAO RFID Systems for Rolling Stock Manufacturing assist independent and corporate owners who oversee the restorations and manufacturing to overcome the common challenges that they face including:

  • Monitoring the history of work done on individual cars
  • Tagging the inventory of stock and supply
  • Tracking parts and engines throughout the repair process
  • Keeping track of stock speed to ensure safety in manufacturing to prevent accident or death

Our RFID Systems provide solutions to ensure that the professionals working with railroad rolling stock manufacturers will reduce the amount of inventory loss through lost shipments; and manage your time and add to your revenue correctly.

Using GAO RFID Systems in the Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing Industry

To many manufacturing and repair companies of rolling stock worldwide, the biggest issue is with organization of products and ensuring that your shipment does not get lost in transit from the central repair center. The easiest and most effective form of prevention of loss is through the use of RFID Tags that can be used to track and monitor anything from inventory, equipment, and employees to effectively manage operations and revenue. Here are some ways our RFID Systems can help:

Increase Safety and Effectiveness

In order to ensure quality condition of all cars in production, a manufacturing operator must keep track of the condition of the components installed on its railcars to ensure that they are in good working order. If an item requires repair or is due for maintenance, it is removed from the car or engine and sent to a maintenance center. Because hundreds of such components are being serviced at each maintenance center at any given time, tracking these parts and ensuring that they receive the appropriate servicing can be challenging. Maintaining manual checks of each part is labor intensive, and costs the company valuable money and resources. By using our RFID Asset Tracking System, you can accurately track each part with an easily programmable system that when getting serviced, need only be updated by the repair center to accurately detail what work has been done on the part. This ensures each part goes to the right maintenance center and receives the necessary repair—keeping your plant lean and efficient.

Keeping Track of Inventory

When working on large repairs or manufacturing a large quantity of transit stock, it’s easy for a company to underestimate the parts they have on hand especially of a relatively common product. Our RFID WIP Tracking System can be used to maintain an accurate representation of the current stock. This software can be programmed to automatically order spare or replacement parts when it indicates that your current stock is getting low. A key feature with the inventory check is that in a large warehouse environment, RFID Readers installed at doorways or Handheld RFID Readers can be used to quickly count inventory in batches without the need for line of sight—providing production managers with an accurate picture of exact inventory levels for that production day.

Time Management

With hundreds to thousands of employees, time management is essential to the well-being of a manufacturing agency, regardless of type. Generally a team of three or more people is charged with the task of maintaining employee time consumption. To make their job easier to save you money as a manufacturing and repair center, RFID Tags can be implemented to keep track of employee movement to ensure that all personnel are completing tasks without wasted time. Our Personnel Tracking System monitors each individual employee’s time spent at each station, providing you with detailed insight on what processes are more efficient than others, allowing you further tweak your labour and operation.

Integrating our RFID System with your Existing Manufacturing 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.