As a proud sponsor of RFID Journal’s 2018 ‘Internet of Things’ Virtual Event, Tapestry Solutions illustrated how it provided the gateway to the IoT for BAE Systems’ and Boeing’s manufacturing and supply chain operations with its Enterprise Sensor Integration (ESI) solution. During last week’s presentation, Tapestry’s Todd Fields, Senior Director of Strategy, discussed how ESI solved IoT interoperability challenges by integrating and fusing data from multiple sensor sources on a common platform – and leveraging the power of Big Data to deliver analytics that help customers make better decisions faster.
Using a “sensor agnostic” approach, Tapestry developed an IoT platform for the aerospace giants that enabled various tracking and business systems to communicate with each other through a common interface, regardless of sensor types, brands and manufacturers. With this seamless integration of disparate sensors, ESI gives decision-makers a complete picture of their asset movements, workflow processes and inventory – anywhere in the world. This has significantly improved visibility on the factory floors, reduced downtime and improved the bottom line for BAE Systems and Boeing.
At BAE Systems, Tapestry replaced existing manual processes with an automated ESI-enabled RFID solution that efficiently tracks and manages inventory, assets/tools and workflow processes. Today, the technology provides BAE Systems with the capability to track over 200,000 assets, 30,000 parts and an estimated 6,500 work orders at its plants.
At Boeing, ESI seamlessly connects more than 100 sensor technologies at 50 factories, and is proven to handle over 6 billion tag reads per week. ESI saved Boeing more than $100 million during its first year alone and continues to generate savings each year by improving productivity, reducing inventory costs and increasing supply chain visibility.
To learn more, download the ESI brief or watch Tapestry’s presentation during the IoT Virtual Event (below).