After five years spent discussing, writing and editing, research members of the global Joint Automotive Industry Forum (JAIF) will soon release RFID guidelines for returnable transport items (RTIs), such as containers, pallets and other reusable assets, used to transport parts and assemblies through the automotive supply chain. This is being done in an effort to address the lack of an international standard to ensure container visibility between supply chain members, which often leads to lost containers and delayed production.
JAIF is an international organization created by four automotive associations: the United States' Automotive Industry Action Group, Europe's Odette International Ltd., the Japan Automotive Manufacturers Association and the Japan Auto Parts Industries Association.
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