Automotive Applications featured at RFID Journal LIVE! Conference

Automobile giant General Motors(GM) will discuss its use of durable RFID tags for tool tracking at the upcoming RFID Journal LIVE! Conference in Orlando, Florida, April 10-12.

General Motors will cap off the keynote sessions on the final day of the upcoming RFID Journal LIVE! Conference. Representatives from the auto manufacturer will discuss how the company is using RFID technology to track tools in its facilities.

RFID Journal LIVE! will be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., April 10-12. The conference program includes a manufacturing track featuring RFID applications by automakers.


The GM session will be held on April 11 at 10:15 AM, and will be led by Lloyd Luettke, RFID/vendor tooling asset management for GM; Ronald Mills, director of asset services for GM, and Robert Blankenburg, GBS asset management/manager/vendor tooling, for GM.

GM is transforming asset tracking in its facilities using RFID. Inventory processes that used to take days or weeks can now be accomplished in a few hours – or in some cases, a few minutes – without the installation of extensive tracking infrastructure.

GM uses tens of thousands of vendor tools to build its vehicles. Traditionally, suppliers tracked those tools manually at their own production facilities. Managing the large tooling database was a challenge for both GM and its supplier base. The company s is using both RFID and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology to track those tools automatically.

Xerafy has been an innovator in similar automotive applications, and our Micro X II tag family has already been qualified as the leading on-metal RFID tag to reliably track parts through the harsh, complex automotive manufacturing environment by companies like Volvo, Daimler, and Toyota.

The Micro X II Automotive tags are certified to meet the requirements of the German Association of the Automotive Industry’s VDA 5500 RFID recommendation . Xerafy’s Cargo Trak tags are also designed for tracking vehicle chassis and trailers in extreme conditions.

To learn more about Xerafy’s automotive application capabilities, visit our website.

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