Manufacturers are under pressure to implement lean principles while adding just-in-sequence capabilities. This requires that companies know the source of materials, where goods are at any point along the supply chain, and that they can deploy those materials in real-time to keep the line rolling. Companies need parts marking to track work-in-process and provide lifetime traceability, real-time data capture integrated into MES, WMS, ERP or other management systems, or fully-automated, hands-free data collection are turning to mobile computing , barcodes, and RFID to help automate and provide better efficiency to their business process flows. Applications like work in progress, quality assurance, part management, kanban, are among the most common areas manufacturers target to provide increased productivity and efficiency to their organizations.
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