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ABB Inbound

ABB is a leading power electronics and automation technology group that employs over 103 000 people in 100 countries. The ABB Drives business unit develops, manufactures and markets frequency converters.

Challenge

ABB has approximately 150 suppliers and the material flow of incoming goods is vast. ABB wanted to optimize the inbound material flow in their Helsinki production facility and to speed up the purchase order triggering process for Kanban boxes. RFID Inbound gate at ABB

Solution

Vilant Systems developed ABB an UHF RFID technology based inbound reception system that automates goods receiving reducing manual labor and human errors in the process. For Kanban suppliers also an RFID based reorder triggering system was developed.

Results

  • Significant improvement in material receiving efficiency – less human errors & reduced amount of manual labor
  • Faster replenishment times for Kanban
  • Significantly faster stock turnaround times
  • Lower inventory levels