Smart Sensor Integration Across the Enterprise
Enterprise Sensor Integration (ESI) technology is a smart middleware solution that revolutionizes manufacturing and supply chain operations by intelligently connecting people, processes and data to improve visibility across the enterprise. As a "sensor-agnostic" solution, ESI solves connectivity challenges due to the growing number of disparate sensor technologies that speak different languages.
ESI integrates a myriad of sensor technologies that track, monitor and control assets and workflow processes This ensures end-to-end visibility for equipment, tool sets, parts and shop stock – significantly improving inventory control and reducing asset loss. ESI also tracks work-in-progress, calibration due dates, temperature and humidity levels of composite materials and chemicals, and much more.
Harnessing the power of Big Data and anaytics, ESI enhances decision-making and understanding across the enterprise. It can be hosted in the cloud or on dedicated, on-premise servers.
TAG, TRACK & TRACE IT
Tapestry's ESI integrates sensors ranging from RFID position-information tags, passive and active GPS-enabled WiFi tags to embedded hardware and complex servers. ESI also seamlessly integrates customers' legacy and next generation systems. ESI features real-time alerts, mapping applications and integration with temperature sensors, thermostats, pressure sensors and humidity sensors. It automates processes that reduce labor and manual inputs.
By transforming real-time data into actionable information, Tapestry ESI provides unprecedented levels of efficiency, effectiveness and cost savings. Above all, ESI provides the path for future growth for defense and commercial industries, including pharmaceutical, airlines, automotive, computing and retail operations.
- Standardization across the enterprise
- Automated processes that reduce labor and manual inputs
- Substantial cost savings due to improved inventory control, and reduced asset misplacement and loss
- Improved productivity with reduction of manual inputs and decreased assembly time
- Increased asset visibility with mapping applications
- Enhanced situational awareness with real-time alerts
- Real-time alerts that improve safety and ensure compliance
ESI is based on the Automated Integrated Technology - Information Management System (AIT-IMS) that Tapestry implemented acress 300+ Boeing facilities, including the massive Everett Plant, where it processes up to 10 billion tag reads. The technology saves Boeing an estimated $70 million per year due to decreased assembly time, automated asset receipt/payment, enhanced inventory management and improved quality and safety.