BEIJING (June 6, 2011)—Chinese tire manufacturer Aeolus Tire has implemented what it describes as a life cycle analysis system for its tire production.
The system tracks and identifies all components in the factory using a barcode system. This helps to track energy consumption and also to track quality, the company said. The first trials were carried out in January.
The company claims it will be the first in China to use the new approach.
Since April 2011, this production-based system has been integrated with a on-vehicle fleet tire management system using GPS as a way to understand better how the tires are used in service