By using radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, automotive companies can eliminate material shortfalls of containers, which lead to delivery delays and, in the case of time-sensitive shipments, cause production downtime. Manufacturers, suppliers, dealers, and freight forwarders can all benefit by reducing launch and assembly delays resulting from errors in part quantities, types, and locations for containers targeted for production lines.
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Infrastructure helps bridge the gap between the technical and virtual worlds. On the one hand, it connects RFID read/write systems with back-end systems. On the other, it offers functions for managing, communicating, and linking RFID data. SAP Auto-ID Infrastructure takes unstructured RFID data, parses it, translates it into useful information, and makes it available for other business processes. For example, data can be linked through the SAP NetWeaver Exchange Infrastructure (SAP NetWeaver XI)