HOBAS Pipe is a producer and supplier of corrosion resistant HOBAS centrifugally cast fiberglass reinforced polymer mortar pipe systems. They have established a storage concept where pipes are produced in advance without any specific customer order. These goods are put on stock in large outdoor areas where they are commissioned for customers later on. All movements of goods are carried out with forklifts. In the course of the real time localization system (RTLS) the management and localization of stored pipes in the different process steps should be optimized. The forklift drivers should get all process relevant information displayed on a vehicle mounted terminal PC in order to be able to handle all process steps more efficiently.
To increase the logistic transparency within the storage and commissioning process, 7iD Technologies installed an innovative real time tracking solution consisting of RFID and GPS equipped forklifts and RFID tagged pipes.
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