IBM and Oatsystems will provide Airbus with a software system for a multi-million pound, multi-year RFID project, that will help streamline Airbus' supply chain and manufacturing operations.
The project aims to reduce aircraft production and maintenance costs. The suppliers said it is the manufacturing industry's single largest RFID software transaction, although they declined to put a figure on the deal.
Airbus' objective is to error-proof and automate its supply chain and manufacturing operations, while reducing costs.
The IBM/OAT system runs on IBM's RFID infrastructure, which is powered by service oriented architecture technology that includes the IBM Websphere Premises Server and the IBM Business Process Management portfolio.
The IBM Tivoli Monitoring and IBM Tivoli Composite Application software products will be used for infrastructure monitoring. The solution will use Oatsystems' business applications including the Oat Foundation Suite, Asset Tracking and Work-in-Process packages.