Ambertek Solutions provides end-to-end enterprise mobility solutions to automotive parts suppliers, distributors, and manufacturers.
The automotive industry has leveraged automatic identification technology such as barcodes and RFID tags to streamline supply chain operations, enable just-in-time inventory management, improve lot traceability and recall management, and to meet a variety of industry and government part identification standards. Ambertek’s focus is to provide end-to-end solutions designed to optimize supply chain efficiencies and to increase inventory accuracy.
Traceability is the ability to verify the history, location, or application of an item by means of documented recorded identification. Hence, parts traceability is designed to trace parts, assemblies, and sub- assemblies that comprise a finished product. Regulations such as the TREAD (Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability and Documentation) Act, or auto industry standards such as the B-11 Parts Identification and Tracking Standard for RFID, both have pushed parts traceability as a key concern within the industry. With a record number of recalls, the need for accurate parts tracking is more important than ever.
Automotive suppliers and manufacturers rely on barcode labels, direct part marking (DPM), and RFID technologies to offer complete parts traceability across the supply chain. DPM allows companies to permanently identify a part throughout its lifecycle and can be used in harsh operating environments. RFID solutions provide application flexibility and do not require line-of-sight scanning. Also, RFID tags are viewed as highly durable and are now available for different automotive applications.