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Asset tracking for optimizing manufacturing processes

AN ADAPTABLE SOLUTION FOR ENHANCED EFFICIENCY

We provided an adaptable solution for a luxury vehicle, motorcycle, and engine manufacturing company that significantly helped to improve efficiency in transportation and manufacturing processes.

TEMPERATURE WAS CRITICAL

Vital to a successful solution was the capability to monitor temperature, humidity conditions and shocks during transport. Every day, our customer handles 1,000 vehicle engines, which are daily transported between UK and Germany/Austria in trailers. Conditions during transportation are critical; the temperature inside these trailers must remain between 19 and 22°C in order for them to be ready for assembly as soon as they have been delivered. In addition, our customer needed the capability to identify and remove damaged engines, which was becoming an almost impossible task when dealing with such large volumes.

AN INTEGRATED SOLUTION USING THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY

To gain these capabilities, the customer implemented our asset tracking solution. When the project began we had two generations of TAGs on the market and had a plan to develop a TAG 3 with an additional humidity sensor. Together with the customer we fine-tuned the TAG 3 in the final development stage. TAG 3s were placed in trailers monitoring transporting conditions of the transported engines, while the Bach onboard unit was installed in vehicles to serve as a reading device for the TAGs.

Data is sent to the customer’s server from where it is then transferred to their company logistics system (SAP). The deTAGtive logistics Portal and the deTAGtive logistics app are used for TAG management.

To manage defects, we increased the transparency of the transporting chain. Now, if something happens to an engine while it is in the supply chain, the customer knows in advance and can take appropriate action. This enables our customer to identify and deal with the faulty engine straight away and thus eliminate the risk next time.

FLEXIBILITY, CAPABILITY AND GREAT SERVICE

With our customised solution, our automotive client benefits from flexibility, the capability to integrate the solution into their system, easy installation, wireless communication and great service from the long battery lifetime of TAGs.

AN ADAPTABLE SOLUTION FOR ENHANCED EFFICIENCY

We provided an adaptable solution for a luxury vehicle, motorcycle, and engine manufacturing company that significantly helped to improve efficiency in transportation and manufacturing processes.

TEMPERATURE WAS CRITICAL

Vital to a successful solution was the capability to monitor temperature, humidity conditions and shocks during transport. Every day, our customer handles 1,000 vehicle engines, which are daily transported between UK and Germany/Austria in trailers. Conditions during transportation are critical; the temperature inside these trailers must remain between 19 and 22°C in order for them to be ready for assembly as soon as they have been delivered. In addition, our customer needed the capability to identify and remove damaged engines, which was becoming an almost impossible task when dealing with such large volumes.

AN INTEGRATED SOLUTION USING THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY

To gain these capabilities, the customer implemented our asset tracking solution. When the project began we had two generations of TAGs on the market and had a plan to develop a TAG 3 with an additional humidity sensor. Together with the customer we fine-tuned the TAG 3 in the final development stage. TAG 3s were placed in trailers monitoring transporting conditions of the transported engines, while the Bach onboard unit was installed in vehicles to serve as a reading device for the TAGs.

Data is sent to the customer’s server from where it is then transferred to their company logistics system (SAP). The deTAGtive logistics Portal and the deTAGtive logistics app are used for TAG management.

To manage defects, we increased the transparency of the transporting chain. Now, if something happens to an engine while it is in the supply chain, the customer knows in advance and can take appropriate action. This enables our customer to identify and deal with the faulty engine straight away and thus eliminate the risk next time.

FLEXIBILITY, CAPABILITY AND GREAT SERVICE

With our customised solution, our automotive client benefits from flexibility, the capability to integrate the solution into their system, easy installation, wireless communication and great service from the long battery lifetime of TAGs.