Using RFID to Track and Trace Aircraft Spare Parts
In a joint effort, Nefab and KLM have developed a Web-based Aviation Packaging Information System (APIS) to manage the inbound and outbound flow of packaging between Nefab and KLM. The system uses fixed RFID equipment installed in buildings and in trucks, as well as mobile handhelds for repair and exception-handling. RFID is used throughout the entire supply chain, is available and is easily expandable. The APIS software registers each package's movements and location, and links its contents to the RFID tag's unique serial number. This enables the two companies to achieve real-time visibility.