Aerospace Asset Management - Boeing and PPG Aerospace

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Monitoring Cold Chain Inventory at Boeing

Boeing and PPG Aerospace wanted to track and monitor temperature and date-sensitive materials at sub-zero temperatures throughout their supply chain.

RFID Global Solution implemented its Freezer Visibility™ solution, an automated asset management system for harsh temperature environments. Expiration dates of products are scanned using an RFIDGS SmartCart™ at PPG’s facilities, then the products are packed in dry ice at -100°F. As these materials arrive at Boeing, they are stored in over 300 RFID-enabled freezers at -60°F to -90°F that automatically updates the Boeing system of record. If any of the freezers are found to be operating outside the acceptable temperature range or a product has passed an expiration threshold, an alert is triggered. The system had such a significant impact on the management of these materials, ROI was achieved in the first three months, and Boeing Corporate recognized the Boeing/RFIDGS team with a Silver Eagle award for innovation.