How important is it for you to know where each item in your inventory sits in your supply chain right now? "It's absolutely critical," answers Marcelo Pandini, manager of RFID and business development for HP Brazil. He and his team have spent the last four years working to improve HP Brazil's supply chain visibility using RFID technology. Pandini is not alone. According to the Compliance and Traceability in Manufacturing report by Aberdeen Group, 69 percent of you are building product and process traceability into your manufacturing and supply chain processes now.
This year, HP Brazil expects to place nearly 3 million RFID tags on the inkjet multifunction printers it manufactures. What makes this implementation noteworthy is that HP Brazil isn't just tagging the pallets. Instead, it's taking product traceability to another level by tagging each individual printer from conception. Even if you're not a $104bn global manufacturer like HP, the lessons learned from this project are valuable for any company considering the implementation of supply chain visibility with RFID.
Source: Integrated Solutions, http://www.integratedsolutionsmag.com
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