Active RFID System Shatters Productivity Problems for a Glass Manufacturer

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 2 p.m. ET/1 p.m. CT/11 a.m. PT

Glass manufacturer Viracon has to keep track of up to 60,000 unique orders through a process that takes up to 30 steps. Its barcode system was contributing to inefficiencies throughout its manufacturing process.

In a Plant Engineering Webcast on Tuesday, Sept. 17, learn how Viracon’s switch to active RFID technology used the plant’s existing Wi-Fi to manage more than 5,000 WIP carriers in a 500,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility.

Among the lessons you’ll learn at the Webcast:

  • How Viracon managed implementation of the new system, going to full deployment in less than 9 months
  • How process improvements supported their Lean initiatives
  • How plant management increased accuracy by more than 50% and delivered ROI in less than 6 months

Presenter:
Gerald Deml, Production Manager, Viracon

Moderator:
Bob Vavra, Content Manager and Moderator, Plant Engineering


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