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Industry has also seen the introduction of flexible manufacturing, involving single-line assembling of multiple models; recent analysis of one leading European manufacturer's output calculated that it was now offering over 20,000 model variations.
These are challenging times and customizable "off the shelf" real-time location solutions (RTLS) technologies, including radio-frequency identification in both active and passive modes, and ultra-wide band (UWB) have an important role to play in improving the bottom line and moving your business forward.
RTLS location technologies provide total end-to-end visibility of assets - completed vehicles, components or people - in production, supply chain and distribution processes, right across a site, at distances of up to 1,000 meters, or to within an accuracy of 15cm, depending on the technologies used. The systems are quick to install, simple to operate and can be easily integrated into the company's existing infrastructure, with an average ROI of just 12 months.
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