Intellident, Manchester UK – are delighted to announce that Honda of the UK Manufacturing Ltd (HUM), based in Swindon, have awarded Intellident with the contract to supply, implement and manage a full end-to-end deployment of an UHF EPC Gen2 RFID track and trace solution running on the Intellident Vision™ software platform.
In the first mass automotive application of its kind in the world, HUM will track each of its 250,000 plastic containers and 100,000 metal cages (stillages) using a unique tag designed by Intellident, which has been specifically engineered to meet the demands of high speed, high volume transactions in a predominantly metal environment.
HUM's supplier base, located primarily throughout the UK and mainland Europe, will receive a combination of despatch control fixed-position VisionGate™ RFID portals and hand-held programmable terminals. Upon departure from the supplier, information relating to the despatched assets is sent to HUM via the Vision™ software platform, providing a complete mandate of what items left and from what location.
Upon arrival at the HUM plant, and distribution centre, each unique plastic asset and stillage is automatically read as it enters the facility using fixed-position VisionGate™ portals on each of the 121 dock-doors, with information then passed to the HUM receipt system. In addition, live data can be retrieved at any time using a secure centrally hosted system.
Phillip Sykes, Director of Supply Chain Operations for Intellident said: “We are delighted to be working with a Company such as HUM. The benefits in complete asset visibility and automated despatch and receipt will allow HUM to operate one of the most efficient supply chains in the world, and we are confident that they will set the benchmark for future RFID operations across a range of industries.”
Installation of equipment across supplier and manufacturing sites is already underway, with all site installations across Europe on schedule following a very challenging implementation plan.
About Intellident Ltd
Intellident are Europe's leading RFID solutions provider specialising in the design and supply of software driven asset tracking and recording systems, with almost 50 million items already RFID-enabled. Combining the latest in RFID automatic data capture techniques and equipment with unique Vision software platform, Intellident provide powerful single-source solutions. This approach has resulted in Intellident's successful design, management and roll-out of the world's largest supply chain RFID implementation to date.
With over 20 years experience in the design and integration of automatic data capture solutions Intellident's strategy is simple – to be the leading European systems integrator of RFID technology. Intellident work in a range of sectors, including; supply chain logistics, smart media & library solutions, mobile asset tracking and barcode print supplies.
Intellident is part of the LINPAC Group, a diversified packaging group with global turnover in excess of £1.2 billion and manufacturing facilities in five continents. LINPAC is the UK market leader in the production of returnable plastic materials handling products.
Vision™ is a suite of applications designed by Intellident for processing the large volume of complex messages delivered to and received from a range of RFID reading/writing equipment. Together with local processing capabilities, Vision™ interfaces with modern back-end systems, hardware and enterprise applications to enable powerful supply chains.
VisionGate™ RFID portal solutions from Intellident are designed to accurately read and process data retrieved from UHF RFID tags and smart labels used in a range of supply chain applications. VisionGate™ supports the reading of hundreds of tag simultaneously, and is 100% EPC Gen2 compliant.
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