ABB Inbound

RFID case: ABB significantly improve material receiving efficiency

ABB is a leading power electronics and automation technology group that employs over 103 000 people in 100 countries. The ABB Drives business unit develops, manufactures and markets frequency converters.


ABB has approximately 150 suppliers and the material flow of incoming goods is vast. ABB wanted to optimize the inbound material flow in their Helsinki production facility and to speed up the purchase order triggering process for Kanban boxes.


Vilant developed for ABB an inbound reception system, based on UHF RFID technology, which automates goods receiving reducing manual labor and human errors in the process. For Kanban suppliers also an RFID based reorder triggering system was developed.


  • Significant improvement in material receiving efficiency – less human errors and reduced amount of manual labor
  • Faster replenishment times for Kanban
  • Significantly faster stock turnaround Times
  • Lower inventory levels.

About Vilant Systems

Vilant provides complete RFID solutions for Asset Tracking, Rail, Pulp and Paper and Supply Chain Management. These include RFID software, hardware and related services such as process and system consulting, implementation and integration to customer ERP, installation and ramp-up and 24/7 support. All Vilant solutions have a clear commitment to fast return on investment with exceptionally high business ethics. Vilant takes the full responsibility of the entire implementation project offering the customer a single point of contact.
As one of the leading suppliers in Europe, Vilant has delivered installations to 225 different sites in 22 countries. Vilant client profile includes large companies such as Nokia, ABB, Volvo and Swiss Post that all have received great benefits from RFID through improved visibility and more efficient material flow in the supply chain.
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