Unipart Logistics Deploys RF Code’s Sensor-Based Active RFID & Announces Strategic Alliance
Unipart Logistics, one of Europe’s leading independent supply chain companies and RF Code, Inc., the leading provider of automated RFID asset tracking and sensor solutions, have announced a strategic alliance to deliver the most advanced Active RFID-enabled lean solutions to the global supply chain marketplace.
Richard Hankinson, Automotive Director at Unipart Logistics, commented “We are delighted to form this strategic alliance with RF Code; it extends the capabilities of the Unipart Group, giving our clients and customers access to advanced asset tracking and management technology to provide real-time finger-tip control of complex supply chains”.
Global supply chains are becoming increasingly complex, none more so than in industrial engineering and automotive manufacturing sectors. Opportunities abound to gain competitive advantage, release cash, and deliver carbon reductions in environments which are rarely risk-free. Getting it right is an immense challenge, and now Unipart Logistics and RF Code have teamed up to provide a solution.
“This is another big step for RF Code within these sectors,” says Mitch Medford, CEO of RF Code. “We currently work with many large customers in oil and gas and logistics; this alliance increases our value proposition within the automotive markets where we have seen a rapid increase in demand for accurate asset tracking. We look forward to the success this strategic alliance will bring.”
Unipart applies this technology within its Supply Chain Management offer across its Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing and Automotive sectors. Initially deployed at Unipart’s Oxford headquarters, the combined solution enables accurate yet affordable, real-time wire-free tracking and management of in-bound parts and out-bound finished goods, including associated re-usable packaging and key individual components.
Unipart recently won the prestigious European Supply Chain Excellence Awards for 2013. RF Code solutions have been positioned by many industry analysts as critical in the management of assets and monitoring of associated environmental conditions.