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Thus far, three Honeywell facilities are capable of attaching EPC Gen 2 passive UHF tags with high-memory RFID chips. To accomplish this, the factories are employing handheld and desktops readers and also using software to enable reading and writing of tags, as well as to store a library of Honeywell parts on each reader, used to expedite the writing process.
Honeywell Aerospace is a supplier of avionic (electronic) and mechanical parts for the aerospace industry. The Air Transport Association Spec 2000 standard dictates that aircraft parts suppliers provide specific information encoded on a tag, including a serial number, part number and product manufacturer. Airbus has mandated that its suppliers provide high-memory RFID tags on the parts they purchase that include this data.
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Keywords: RFID, supply chain management, supply chain management IT, supply chain solutions, RFID in aviation industry, part tracking
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