SSMC, a joint venture of NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NXP) and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., (TSMC) has deployed RFID inventory and production control to its enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems to improve visibility throughout the manufacturing process and, ultimately, increase productivity.
RFID technology brings a wide range of benefits to the manufacturing process. By enabling full process automation companies have better visibility of the manufacturing flow, can increase operational efficiency, enhance security, and provide higher accuracy resulting in increased added value. All these improvements increase productivity and revenue while reducing capital and labor costs.
The RFID system allows for real-time production line monitoring system and eRack tracking. Information from the 16 pods on the eRack can be seen at a glance and on a single screen which streamlines the identification process and improves accuracy.