Tuesday 25th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Virgin TRIMs its supply chain

Symbol and Peak Technologies, have both been chosen by Virgin Atlantic Airways, to supply RFID technology to track critical aeroplane components, moving from Virgin’s Heathrow base.

The project, called TRIM (Tracked by Radio Identification Method), utilises RFID tagging and has replaced manual data input and standard barcode labelling. Peak says that it was designed with the specific aim of tracking aeroplane parts and components in the warehouse.

Aeroplane parts are tagged on entry to the warehouse, logged into the inventory system computer and given a full inspection before being issued with an RFID tag.