Tapestry Solutions’ successful rollout of its Internet of Things (IoT) solution for enterprise-level manufacturing operations has garnered much attention over the past year. At the recent RFID in Aerospace & Defense conference in Washington, D.C., attendees learned how the IoT software platform – dubbed Enterprise Sensor Integration (ESI) – also enhances military logistics and supply chain management.
As an event sponsor, Tapestry featured ESI at its exhibit and presentation, “Transforming A&D Supply Chains with IoT Sensor Integration.” The session highlighted the deployment of ESI across major aerospace and defense companies, Boeing and BAE Systems, resulting in substantial cost savings due to increased productivity, asset visibility and standardization. Tapestry’s representatives also discussed how ESI can help the military achieve total asset visibility, including tool tracking at military bases, and reduce costs across its supply chain.
Through data fusion, ESI integrates disparate sensor technologies – ranging from RFID and WiFi tags to embedded hardware and servers – to connect people data and processes across factories and supply chains. The “sensor-agnostic” solution solves interoperability challenges caused by the proliferation of proprietary IoT devices and tracking solutions that cannot share data with other sensors or networks.ESI connects myriad of sensors and devices, regardless of brands or data formats.
The technology, in turn, provides the gateway to the IoT – an environment in which massive amounts of data is captured from a network of “things” – including sensors, software, electronics and actuators – and turned into actionable insights to aid in the decision-making process.
For more details on the benefits of IoT / RFID for military supply chains, watch video below: ESI: Empower Forces with an IoT Logistics Enterprise.
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