19-21 October 2009 • Darmstadtium Science & Congress Center • Frankfurt, Germany
Main Tracks:

Manufacturing/Operations



Manufacturers across a wide variety of industries are using RFID to achieve major benefits, both in their supply chains and in their factory operations. This can be done cost-effectively by tracking reusable containers, work-in-process and finished inventory. This track was designed to showcase how leading manufacturers across Europe are using RFID technologies to improve their operations and reduce costs.

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Featured Speakers

Jurgen
Kusper


TRICON

Tom
Burian




Antonio
Rizzi, Ph.D.




Fabio
Marzorati




Michael
Peschek




Dr. Fabrice
Roudet




Luca
Isidori




Otello
Azzali



What You Will Learn From This Track:
• How RFID reduces overall maintenance costs by decreasing the amount of time workers must search for the proper motor to repair, as well as the related maintenance histories
• The importance of employing tags that can stand up to wear and tear from handling and cleaning in a harsh industrial environment
• Tag development and implementation status
• The business case for the deployment, as well as expected benefits
• How Lavazza has automated the receiving process through EPCIS querying, gained visibility into the status of its order processing and increased real-time access to traceability data regarding its packaging reels
• The benefits Goglio Cofibox receives by gaining visibility into stock levels at Lavazza, enabling the company to manage those levels in consignment mode
• Why RFID tags outperform bar codes at manufacturing facilities 
• How radio frequency identification has simplified Logwin AG's handling process and can reliably display the movements of goods
• How RFID can be used to gain a competitive advantage
• Insights into how this solution utilizes commonly available tags and readers
• How G&P Net thwarts gray-market sales, as well as how RFID helps the company track its own shipping cycles and collect updated information regarding which products have been shipped, to whom and when
• How radio frequency identification is producing a quick ROI for G&P Net

October 20, 2009

14:15—Breakout Session

Using RFID to Overcome Rugged Conditions

Schneider Electric, a global energy-management company headquartered in France, needs to know the status of its parts and equipment at all times. The company's products are placed in very harsh environments with high voltage and high current that prohibit the use of wired sensors. Its equipment is often installed in areas in which no wires can be added and no battery can be used. In this session, hear how the firm is developing a system that employs RFID tags, along with wireless and battery-less sensors, to reduce costs in challenging conditions.


Speaker:
Dr. Fabrice Roudet, Technical Project Leader and Wireless Communications Expert, Schneider Electric

Takeaway:
• How RFID can be used to gain a competitive advantage
• Insights into how this solution utilizes commonly available tags and readers
16:05—Breakout Session

RFID in the Lufthansa Technik Group—UHF Technology for Logistic and Maintenance Processes

Lufthansa Technik, a leading provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for civilian aircraft, has implemented an RFID solution for tracking aircraft components through its maintenance processes. In this session, learn the latest information about the company's RFID initiative to use ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) technology permanently on parts.


Speaker:
Tom Burian, RFID Application Manager, Lufthansa Technik

Takeaway:
• Tag development and implementation status
• The business case for the deployment, as well as expected benefits

October 21, 2009

11:15—Breakout Session

RFID Helps Lavazza and Goglio Cofibox Track Shipments

Coffee manufacturer Lavazza has teamed up with packaging supplier Goglio Cofibox to tag packaging reels and set up an EPCIS network. The project, which launched earlier this year, is taking place at Goglio Cofibox's production site in Cadorago, near Como, Italy, as well as at Lavazza's packaging and production plant in Turin. All pallets manufactured by Goglio Cofibox are tagged with Gen 2 passive RFID tags complying with EPCglobal's standards, before being shipped from Cadorago and received in Turin by Lavazza. In this session, hear how advance shipping notices (ASNs) and the traceability data are automatically available via the EPCglobal network, for a seamless flow of information between the two companies.


Speakers:
Fabio Marzorati, Industrial Engineer, Product Development, Goglio Cofibox S.p.A.
Antonio Rizzi, Ph.D., Full Professor - Industrial Logistics and Supply Chain Management, University of Parma

Takeaway:
• How Lavazza has automated the receiving process through EPCIS querying, gained visibility into the status of its order processing and increased real-time access to traceability data regarding its packaging reels
• The benefits Goglio Cofibox receives by gaining visibility into stock levels at Lavazza, enabling the company to manage those levels in consignment mode
13:30—Breakout Session

Logwin Uses RFID to Optimize Tire Logistics

Logwin, an international logistics company, is employing RFID tags to identify and record incoming and outgoing goods at its tire logistics center near Vienna. The company produces up to 41,000 complete wheels every month. During the production process, RFID tags are attached to assembled complete wheels, with each tire receiving its own unique identification number. Scanning devices at various stages of the logistics chain automatically detect these ID numbers. In this session, learn how RFID ensures that the company's stock levels are continuously updated, and that outgoing goods are guaranteed to leave according to the "first in, first out" (FIFO) principle.


Speaker:
Michael Peschek, Director of Operations, Logwin AG

Takeaway:
• Why RFID tags outperform bar codes at manufacturing facilities 
• How radio frequency identification has simplified Logwin AG's handling process and can reliably display the movements of goods
14:20—Breakout Session

“Made in Italy” Protection and Logistics Management Improvement with RFID at G&P Net

Garment manufacturer G&P Net is employing RFID at its four distribution centers in Italy to control distribution channels and combat gray-market sales. When a retailer authorized to sell one product also sells another that is unauthorized—sometimes in another country—that practice is known as gray-market sales. Not only does this practice tarnish the image of a product intended for a limited group of retailers, but the cost to European businesses from unauthorized sales at unsanctioned prices can be millions of euros every year, both in reduced product value and in litigation fees, as manufacturers attempt to identify and stop such sellers. In this session, learn how G&P Net adopted RFID solutions to optimize logistics processes, in order to protect its trademark and track a specific item's shipment route. This procedure enables the manufacturer to maintain a record as to which retailer received each item. Hear how, in the event that G&P Net learns of an unauthorized seller, the company can scan the RFID number on a garment's tag and immediately determine who previously had possession of that product.


Speakers:
Otello Azzali, Vice President, Aton SpA
Luca Isidori, ICT Manager, G&P Net

Takeaway:
• How G&P Net thwarts gray-market sales, as well as how RFID helps the company track its own shipping cycles and collect updated information regarding which products have been shipped, to whom and when
• How radio frequency identification is producing a quick ROI for G&P Net
15:10—Breakout Session

RFID Helps Maintain Factory Infrastructure at ZF Friedrichshafen

ZF Friedrichshafen, a manufacturer of automotive transmissions and chassis, is employing radio frequency identification to improve the maintenance of motors that run its production machinery at its factory in Saarbruecken, Germany. After having a good experience using passive ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) tags to improve the management of parts at another plant, the company tagged the 6,000 motors that run its production machinery and conveyor systems. These motors must be maintained and serviced at regular intervals—usually, every two to three months—to ensure that production equipment continues running. In this session, hear how workers use RFID to identify and record the motors' repair histories.


Speaker:
Jurgen Kusper, Manager Business Solutions, TRICON

Takeaway:
• How RFID reduces overall maintenance costs by decreasing the amount of time workers must search for the proper motor to repair, as well as the related maintenance histories
• The importance of employing tags that can stand up to wear and tear from handling and cleaning in a harsh industrial environment


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