RFID in Manufacturing at the BMW Group (RFID Europe 2010)

Mr Andrew Bridgen, Project Manager
BMW (UK) Manufacturing Ltd
United Kingdom
 
2010 9월28일.

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Presentation Summary

  • Where RFID started within the BMW Group
  • Current RFID solutions within manufacturing at the BMW Group including an overview of returnable container and parts tracking examples.
  • Benefits and challenges to overcome in the implementation of RFID
  • Current constraining factors to wider adoption within BMW Group and anticipated future trends.

Speaker Biography (Andrew Bridgen)

Andrew Bridgen has been with BMW (UK) Manufacturing Ltd, part of the BMW Group, for 9 years. He is currently the technical lead for RFID implementations and heads the Groups passive RFID test centre. In addition he has project managed a number of key innovative RFID solutions within the international plants of the BMW Group.
 
Prior to this he project managed the rollout of numerous production critical applications and services supporting the global manufacturing operations.

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