As a proud sponsor of RFID Journal’s recent Virtual Events – RFID for Health Care and Internet of Things 2018 – Tapestry Solutions illustrated how its Enterprise Sensor Integration (ESI) solution solves major interoperability challenges on manufacturing floors and global supply chains.
Todd Fields, Senior Director of Strategy for Tapestry, discussed how ESI transforms fragmented supply chains by seamlessly connecting multiple sensor technologies through a common software interface, regardless of sensor types or hardware brands.
During the RFID for Health Care event, Fields explained how ESI can mitigate risk and improve the bottom line for Pharma companies, which are under intense pressure to prevent counterfeiting and product spoilage as drugs move through the supply chain.
ESI supports track-and-trace capabilities across the enterprise, and also monitors cold chain conditions for products like biologics, which have strict temperature requirements. This helps ensure the integrity of pharmaceuticals while in transit or in storage.
ESI also has tremendous value for the Aerospace & Defense industry, as evidenced by its successful implementation at BAE Systems and Boeing. During the Internet of Things presentation, Fields noted that Tapestry replaced BAE Systems’ 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.
By integrating and fusing data from multiple sensor sources, including legacy ERP systems, ESI technology serves as the gateway to the Internet of Things, or IoT. ESI leverages the power of Big Data to deliver analytics that help customers make better decisions faster. The technology gives decision-makers a complete picture of their asset movements, workflow processes and inventory – anywhere in the world.
To learn more, download Tapestry’s Virtual Event presentations (below).