Lowry Solutions - Troy Design & Manufacturing
AIM 2014 RFID Case Study Competition Participant
The Business and Technical Challenge
Troy Design & Manufacturing (TDM), a Detroit-based Ford Motor Company metal stamping subsidiary, set out to expand its business to include vehicle conversion at its new Chicago Modification Center, where it planned to convert +150 base-model Ford vehicles into police interceptors each day. However, their manual, paper-based tracking system would not be efficient enough to handle these operations.
Since 1974, Lowry Solutions has been implementing technology innovations nationwide, and with over 10,000 customers, it has established itself as a premier system integrator focused on barcode and RFID, among other technologies.
TDM needed a highly automated, computerized infrastructure to track and report every step of the vehicle conversion process in real time, from receipt to completion. And, acting alone, barcode technology would not be able to provide the level of automation that TDM’s new operations required.
TDM enlisted Lowry Solutions, a trusted Motorola partner, to implement a robust vehicle tracking solution with a powerful vision. The company felt confident selecting Motorola hardware due to Lowry’s familiarity and history with its products. TDM conducted extensive research and heard numerous industry testimonials that set Motorola apart from its competitors.
TDM built its tracking infrastructure using the powerful combination of Lowry’s Work-In-Process software integrated with 7iD by collecting data from Motorola’s FX9500 Fixed RFID Readers and AN200 RFID Antennae.