1. An electronic résumé
When developing a new car, new components are required on a regular basis for the prototypes. Because these parts are developed frequently and quickly, it’s vital to be aware of their version status at all times, to make sure nothing goes wrong during the testing phase. In light of this, around 280 suppliers equip their components with RFID chips. These chips contain the most important information, such as part, supplier and serial numbers. This data creates a kind of electronic résumé. Even before the suppliers send their parts on their way, Volkswagen is sent the digital information and can get the Incoming Logistics team ready for the delivery.