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Continental Automotive has deployed an RFID system to track its incoming inventory at its 800,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Huntsville, Ala. The global automotive components maker is using radio frequency identification to track reusable containers that pass between the factory's three third-party logistics providers and its manufacturing facility, where parts are received and assembled into interior and power-train components, which are then shipped to automotive companies.
Continental receives more than 5,000 types of electronic automotive parts, such as transmission controllers, air bag controllers, GPS units, car stereo components and other electrical devices from 158 suppliers, about 80 percent of which are located offshore.
Source: RFID Journal
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