Bayer Material Science, one of the world’s largest producers of polymers and high-performance plastics, will use InSync’s Edgeware software platform to deploy a series of RFID and sensor-enabled warehousing and logistics automation solutions
Bayer’s first use of the software platform is a system that manages and automates the placement and picking of high-value assets stored on large storage racks using automated material handling equipment. By integrating data from Bayer’s back-end systems with the material handling equipment using Programmable Logic Controllers the solution manages and precisely instructs operators and machinery in the identification, picking, and placing of these assets.
The solution improves Bayer’s warehousing efficiency and eliminates much of the human error associated with manual operations. Future deployments will address common processes such as weigh scales and other areas of operations that are inherently prone to human error.
“We selected InSync because its application platform enables us to deploy complete device-to-dashboard solutions rapidly, from management of our sensory and RFID infrastructure, to providing operators, managers, and executives with real-time dashboard views of relevant events and key process indicators,” said Cyrus Jassawalla, head of NAFTA Polyurethanes Site Logistics for Bayer Material Science.