Supply chain specialist Spectech France has modernized its TagBin radio frequency identification (RFID) tag/Kanban inventory control system to include a live data feed. The new TagBin Live product is being unveiled here at the Paris Air Show (Hall 2b Stand G140) five years after the original product was launched back in 2010.
Kanban is a scheduling system developed in Japan to support lean or ‘just-in-time’ production processes. According to the Stag Group subsidiary, adding TagBin Live’s real-time data feed removes the need for manufacturers to have supplier personnel located on customer sites and allows them to operate the updated Kanban system themselves.
The system can be combined with Spectech’s advanced supply forecasting tool and Kanban data management software to achieve real-time production tracking and maximize the efficiency of component storage. This approach also does away with the manual processes normally associated with Kanban systems that are run by company purchasing departments.
The combination of real-time information from RFID tags on production line component bins, and the improved Kanban software, allows companies to forecast demand for up to around 100,000 components. This improves their ability to generate accurate purchasing schedules on a daily or weekly basis.
The Stag Group, with annual revenues of around $38 million and sites in the UK, France and the U.S., has two divisions. Spectech Supply Chain Services helps aerospace and defense firms manage parts supplies, while Aircraft Interiors focuses on design solutions for the aerospace interiors market.