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Airbus et RFID : vers une chaîne logistique optimisée

Airbus a choisi la solution logicielle IBM et OATsystems pour rationaliser sa chaîne d'approvisionnement et ses opérations industrielles, et réduire significativement ses coûts de production et d’entretien.
Ce projet est à ce jour le plus ambitieux projet mondial intégrant la technologie RFID dans l'industrie manufacturière.

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Airbus Selects IBM and OATSystems for World’s Largest RFID-enabled Manufacturing Initiative


PARIS and Waltham, MA – April 10, 2008 – IBM and OATSystems today announced that Airbus has selected them to provide a software solution for a multi-million dollar, multi-year RFID project that will help streamline Airbus’s supply chain and manufacturing operations and significantly reduce its aircraft production and maintenance costs.  The project represents the manufacturing industry’s single largest RFID software transaction to date.

Using a solution comprised of software from IBM and OAT, Airbus’ objective is to error-proof and automate its supply chain and manufacturing operations, while also reducing costs.  The company selected IBM and OAT for the project following exhaustive research and pilot testing over the past year.  

The IBM/OAT solution runs on IBM’s RFID infrastructure, which is powered by service oriented architecture technology that includes the IBM WebSphere Premises Server and the IBM Business Process Management portfolio, including WebSphere Process Server and WebSphere Business Monitor.  The IBM Tivoli Monitoring and IBM Tivoli Composite Application software products will be used for infrastructure monitoring.  The solution will use OATSystems’ business applications including the OAT Foundation Suite, Asset Tracking and Work-in-Process solutions.  

Using IBM’s scaleable software and OATSystems’ production-ready solutions, Airbus will be able to integrate RFID into existing applications easily and quickly, transform and streamline current business processes and gain real-time visibility into daily operations.  Most important, IBM and OAT’s flexible architecture enables it to distribute computing to devices such as RFID readers, handheld devices, servers or any combination of those.  Using this solution, Airbus will be able to deploy applications centrally at its distributed facilities, or even at remote third-party sites to address specific business scenarios.  

“Airbus’s decision to use RFID across its operations sends a clear signal to manufacturers – that RFID isn’t a technology for ‘someday,’ it can bring manufacturers a competitive edge right now,” said Martin Wildberger, vice president, RFID solutions, IBM. “By giving Airbus greater visibility into its business processes, RFID can help serve as an engine for business transformation inside Airbus and across its partner network.”

“This move serves as testimony to Airbus’ continued leadership, and will demonstrate how an industry giant can put RFID to work throughout its operations to gain substantial efficiencies and competitive advantages; we’re very pleased to be part of this strategic and thought-leading initiative,” said Michael George, chief executive officer, OATSystems. “This is yet another example of how RFID’s core value is its ability to transform and improve business processes dramatically.”

IBM and OAT will be making their solution available to Airbus’ suppliers and customers, so that they can benefit from the same RFID advantages.  

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Well this is a good solution for it. It is very rare that something like this happens. Usually a company such as IBM and all does look into all possibilities of failures and try to find solutions for them. This time it was different
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