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Volkswagen Slovakia Gains Efficiency in Its Finishing Process

Automobile manufacturer Volkswagen Slovakia is tracking its assembled vehicles as they undergo final servicing and inspection processes at its plant in Bratislava, using a real-time location system (RTLS).

The RTLS solution makes it possible for the company to improve efficiency during the cars' final production stages, by knowing where individual vehicles are located, as well as preventing bottlenecks at specific service sites. The system enables the company to locate parked vehicles, in addition to identifying when a car enters and exits each of many processes.

The Bratislava facility produces more than 1,400 cars daily, with 400,000 automobiles planned for this year, including several Volkswagen models, as well as Audis, the Skoda Citigo and the SEAT Mii. The plant, which has experienced an increase in production demand during recent years, determined that improving its finishing area's efficiency would help manage that growth.

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Keywords: RFID, supply chain management IT, supply chain management SCM, value chain IT, supply chain solutions, supply chain systems

The RTLS solution makes it possible for the company to improve efficiency during the cars' final production stages, by knowing where individual vehicles are located, as well as preventing bottlenecks at specific service sites. The system enables the company to locate parked vehicles, in addition to identifying when a car enters and exits each of many processes.

The Bratislava facility produces more than 1,400 cars daily, with 400,000 automobiles planned for this year, including several Volkswagen models, as well as Audis, the Skoda Citigo and the SEAT Mii. The plant, which has experienced an increase in production demand during recent years, determined that improving its finishing area's efficiency would help manage that growth.

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Keywords: RFID, supply chain management IT, supply chain management SCM, value chain IT, supply chain solutions, supply chain systems