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

Supply Chain/Logistics



Supply chain operations and logistics companies will play a key role in ensuring end-to-end visibility of products as they move through the global supply chain. Some third-party logistics providers are already tagging products for their customers. Others are examining how they can benefit internally by improving the utilization of containers and chassis with RFID tracking. This track focuses on how companies in Europe and across the world, can improve their own supply chain operations by using RFID technologies and how logistics providers can deliver value to their customers by sharing RFID data.

View All Speakers
Featured Speakers

Marc
Lindike




Pankaj
Sood




Paolo
Guidi




Alessandro
Dandolo




Stefano
Fantini




Wolfgang
Schoenfeld




Sithamparanathan
Sabesan, M.Phil., Ph.D.




Mark
van Gaalen



What You Will Learn From This Track:
• How the airport's solution improves the speed in which tagged items are located
• Preventing delays and loss with radio frequency identification

• How RFID has improved the efficiency of the company's overall warehouse-management processes, resulting in fewer shipping errors
• Future uses of the system to improve parts availability at the user level
• How EPC RFID infrastructure can be developed and deployed in the context of the operations of a European supply chain
• Deeper insight into the benefits that arise from enhanced data-sharing and item-level information
• Improving efficiency and security through the active tracking of visitors and employees, by using RFID tags to aid in the detection and identification of possible intruder threats
• How RFID can be utilized in airports to locate checked-in passengers who are either missing or late, thereby facilitating the reduction of passenger-induced delays and speeding up aircraft turnaround
• How RFID is being used at the airport to make sure the airline has the correct bag, at the right place, at the proper time, enabling the swift movement of baggage and reducing manual handling
• Future uses of RFID at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and KLM's "70 MB Programme" which, in the long term, plans to have the capacity of handling 70 million pieces of baggage each year

October 20, 2009

14:15—Breakout Session

Improving Efficiency and Productivity at Munich Airport

Munich Airport deployed an RFID-enabled system leveraging GPS and Wi-Fi, in order to improve its ability to track baggage dollies, cargo dollies and rental dollies. In this session, hear how these items move rapidly throughout the facility and are tracked automatically, thereby increasing the efficiency of their use and staff productivity. In addition, learn how the availability of open application program interfaces (APIs) contributed to the system components' efficient integration into Munich Airport's Airport Process Management (APM) software suite.


Speaker:
Marc Lindike, VP of IT Consulting, Munich International Airport

Takeaway:
• How the airport's solution improves the speed in which tagged items are located
• Preventing delays and loss with radio frequency identification
16:05—Breakout Session

Sony Bridges the Supply Chain Gap With RFID Implementation

Sony has been instrumental in pushing the boundaries of RFID in Europe, through its involvement in one of the business development work-packages in the prestigious EU project known as BRIDGE ("Building Radio frequency IDentification solutions for the Global Environment"). Through BRIDGE, Sony has implemented one of the first EPC RFID pilot infrastructures across its end-to-end supply chain. In this session, hear how the use of EPC RFID initiatives at Sony's production factory extends from warehousing and distribution, all the way to retail and consumer service operations. Using the Discovery Service software prototype, developed by a group of BRIDGE researchers, find out how Sony obtains data on the movement of goods along its supply chain, and predicts the likely destination for those items.


Speaker:
Wolfgang Schoenfeld, Senior Manager Logistics Europe, Sony Corp.

Takeaway:
• How EPC RFID infrastructure can be developed and deployed in the context of the operations of a European supply chain
• Deeper insight into the benefits that arise from enhanced data-sharing and item-level information

October 21, 2009

11:15—Breakout Session

Using Passive UHF RFID to Create the Intelligent Facility

Large, complex infrastructures have diverse communications needs that include complex and often varying service requirements, traffic profiles and user expectations. The Intelligent Airport (TINA) is a three-year research project being carried out by a well-known university. In this session, hear how RFID can manage a wide range of fixed and mobile equipment. Uses for RFID in large facilities include information and entertainment services, security cameras, biometric sensors, and explosive and chemical detectors, as well as logistical support for retailers, facility services and operations.


Speaker:
Sithamparanathan Sabesan, M.Phil., Ph.D., Research Fellow, Engineering Department, Cambridge University

Takeaway:
• Improving efficiency and security through the active tracking of visitors and employees, by using RFID tags to aid in the detection and identification of possible intruder threats
• How RFID can be utilized in airports to locate checked-in passengers who are either missing or late, thereby facilitating the reduction of passenger-induced delays and speeding up aircraft turnaround
13:30—Breakout Session

Iveco Relies on RFID to Support Customer Service Operations

Iveco, an international manufacturer and supplier of commercial trucks, parts and diesel engines, in collaboration with logistic partner Kuehne + Nagel, is employing RFID technology to identify and track spare parts at Kuehne + Nagel's 190,000-square-meter facility in Turin, Italy. The PARTS.iD project, developed in collaboration with Alfaproject.net, tracks the physical flow of the spare parts from the company's main warehouse to its dealers. In this session, hear how every unit is tagged and identified, enabling each spare part that exits the warehouse to be unique and given a "personal passport," thereby certificating its origin.


Speakers:
Alessandro Dandolo, CEO and Managing Partner, Alfaproject.net S.r.l.
Stefano Fantini, Customer Service Supply Chain Manager, Iveco
Paolo Guidi, Sales and Marketing Director, Kuehne+Nagel

Takeaway:
• How RFID has improved the efficiency of the company's overall warehouse-management processes, resulting in fewer shipping errors
• Future uses of the system to improve parts availability at the user level
14:20—Breakout Session

Increasing Airline Satisfaction at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol With RFID

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol handles between 120,000 and 160,000 items of baggage on a daily basis. In order to handle those numbers more cost-effectively and at a higher level of quality, Schiphol and home carrier KLM are employing RFID labels attached to a portion of checked-in baggage. In this session, learn how the RFID system is being used in the baggage halls at the airport, ensuring more efficient and faster handling of baggage.


Speaker:
Mark van Gaalen, Strategic Consultant, Baggage Logistics and Innovation, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Takeaway:
• How RFID is being used at the airport to make sure the airline has the correct bag, at the right place, at the proper time, enabling the swift movement of baggage and reducing manual handling
• Future uses of RFID at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and KLM's "70 MB Programme" which, in the long term, plans to have the capacity of handling 70 million pieces of baggage each year
15:10—Breakout Session

Managing Risk in RFID Projects

The application of emerging technologies within an organization carries considerable risks, which are compounded in RFID projects in which users are faced with technology-selection risks along with project risks. This session will discuss how an organization can minimize risks and increase the probability of success for RFID projects.


Speaker:
Pankaj Sood, Founder, McMaster RFID Applications Lab



See Complete Agenda »



RFID Journal LIVE! Europe 2009 is produced by RFID Journal, the World's RFID Authority.

 

Register Now
Add this event to your calendar:
Add to Outlook CalendarAdd to Google CalendarAdd to Yahoo Calendar
Tell a Colleague! Share on Facebook
Platinum Sponsors





Registration Sponsor



Lunch Sponsor



Retail Sponsor



Association Sponsors







Research Partners







Media Partners