NEWSBYTE: Defence giant BAE Systems has selected Tapestry Solutions to assist with standardising and automating its manufacturing operations. Boeing subsidiary, Tapestry, has already set up its Enterprise Sensor Integration (ESI) software platform at BAE Systems’ facility in Nashua, New Hampshire.
Enterprise sensor integration
The aim of Tapestry Solutions’ ESI platform is to bring together disparate sensors and devices to give manufacturing managers a single user interface to work from. Developing a complete picture of asset movements and inventory is part of BAE Systems’ effort to streamline manufacturing operations.
According to Tapestry Solutions, plans are in place to roll out ESI at further BAE Systems manufacturing plants in New Hampshire, New Jersey, Texas, and California.
Tapestry Solutions’ ESI software has been designed to give defence and commercial manufacturers more control and insight into their data. But key to the IoT platform’s success is its adaptability.
The system is sensor-agnostic, which should, in theory, help BAE Systems make light work of any connectivity challenges – both with regards to legacy equipment and future advances.
Internet of Business says
Tapestry Solutions’ ESI platform is a commercialised version of Boeing’s Automated Identification Technology (AIT). The information management company was acquired by Boeing in 2008 as part of its push to build a global services business.
In the year since the AIT solution was launched to capture and manage RFID and other sensor data at 50 Boeing assembly sites, the aerospace giant saw savings of over $100 million as a result of decreased assembly time, automated asset receipt/payments, enhanced inventory management, and improved quality and safety.
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