Freightliner Controls Inventory "Choke Points" With Motorola RFID
Freightliner-Western Star Trucks is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. Like many modern manufacturers, Freightliner faces constant pressure to improve the efficiency and accuracy of its resource handling in order to better control manufacturing costs. The Freightliner management team, headed by Plant Automation Project Manager Louis Fleischer, was looking for a way to streamline the tracking of parts movement from inventory to the factory floor in the Portland plant. Once the study had defined Freightliner's process requirements, the business case for an RFID solution was easily established and solution development began. Compsee and System Concepts recommended an automated RFID solution.