| Written by Christian Aadal

Production line efficiency is key to success in manufacturing.

Visibility of the entire process chain gives you the insights necessary to re-engineer your process for higher output. Real-time location systems are your tool to enhance process visibility.

RTLS Tags in your production

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RTLS is designed to increase accuracy and optimize workflow processes, all while reducing costs. As RTLS can be realized with many different technologies and tags, the bottom line of every successful project is the right choice of technology.

This whitepaper leads you through various technologies and their pros and cons: RTLS tags for better plant efficiency. If still in doubt, we have a team of experts who can assist you with selecting the right RTLS choice.

Where to start?

There are several things to consider when you are in the selection stage of an RTLS solution. One of the first things that need to be done is to look at your manufacturing processes and environment and ask yourself some questions such as:

  • Is the vendor of the system familiar with my production processes?
  • What type of items/assets am I trying to locate?
  • Have I already pictured what a digital landscape could look like?
  • How many items/assets does the system have to manage?
  • Am I only looking at tracking items/assets, or do I also want state information?
  • Do I already have transport orders in a digitized format?

The recommendation is always to use a vendor that is capable of guiding you through and speaks the ‘industrial language’ to help answer questions like the ones above and are able to propose the best possible RTLS solution for your needs and how it can fit into your existing manufacturing processes.


Next Steps

Our whitepaper will lead you through the following questions:

  • Which requirements do I have to consider for my RTLS project?
  • What options do I have regarding RTLS technology?
  • How to choose the best option for my RTLS project?


Implementing RTLS in your production line is a sustainable and beneficial way to improve your process efficiency and factory productivity. It works with brownfield factories retrofitting production lines to industry 4.0 standards as well as with greenfield projects for cost-efficient investment. However, as RTLS can be achieved with many different technologies, each project is individual due to its economic, construction and production-related context. This said, different technologies show specific advantages and disadvantages. Therefore, implementing RTLS in a production line means first and foremost selecting the right technology.



Whitepaper RTLS Tags

Further reading: Real-time location systems in manufacturing and indoor logistics