Main Track

16 Nov. 11:30

SBB Cargo Provides Automated Alerts of Freight Car Movements via RFID

Swiss rail freight operator SBB Cargo is using RFID technology to monitor the movements of freight cars into and out of stations and yards. The deployment allows the company and its customers to identify exactly when each car rolls into a station and when it leaves, as well as the order in which the cars are coupled. That makes the loading and unloading process easier for SBB Cargo's customers, while preventing errors or freight delivery delays. Learn how the system is currently being used by dispatchers, yard workers and customer to identify freight cars in real time, and how the technology might be used in the future.
Speaker: Anja-Maria Sonntag, Head of Transformation Asset Management, SBB Cargo
16 Nov. 12:15

Solution-Provider Sessions

Open to all conference attendees, these sponsor-led sessions feature some of the industry's most innovative solutions. Hear real-life examples of successful deployments, including in-depth discussions of both time-tested and emerging solutions.
16 Nov. 13:00

Lunch Break in Exhibit Hall

16 Nov. 14:00

RFID Streamlines Warehouse Operations for Logistics Company

7R Logistic, a Polish-based company that operates warehouses and offers logistics services, is using RFID in a large facility to improve the efficiency of warehouse management. Financial backing by the European Union under the European Regional Development Program has allowed the firm to install a system at 7R Logistic's Kokotów Logistics Center that can identify when each pallet is loaded into or removed from storage. With the system in place, the firm can now prevent errors, gain a more detailed inventory count of where each pallet is located, and track forklift locations. Learn how the technology's implementation has improved visibility while standardizing the information provided in the supply chain.
Speaker: Kamil Janeczek, Research and Development Specialist, 7R Logistic
16 Nov. 14:45

RFID Saves Man-Hours, Boosts Safety at Middle East Construction Project

Consolidated Contracting Co. (CCC), the largest construction and engineering company in the Middle East, has approximately 35 projects under way throughout the Middle East and Europe, with as many as 130,000 workers. Its worksites can be complex, with employees and contractors undertaking a variety of tasks while traveling onto and off of the sites daily. The firm has deployed an active radio frequency identification-based solution to automatically capture data regarding the comings and goings of thousands of workers at several gas-production plants in the region. Learn how CCC is using active UHF RFID badges, UHF readers at gates and LF exciters installed under speed bumps to manage the flow of workers for safety and efficiency purposes. In addition, hear future plans, including how CCC could use an RFID access-control system, installing readers not only at the gate, but also at other locations within a plant or construction site, potentially saving more than 210,000 man-hours per year and improving safety.
Speaker: Hazem Rady, Head of IT - EAM Solutions, Business Technology & Innovation, Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC)
16 Nov. 15:30

Networking Break in Exhibit Hall

16 Nov. 16:00

GRP Pipe Manufacturer Uses RFID to Improve Logistics and Data Storage

FLOWTITE Technology, a Norwegian company that manufactures sewer and water pipes, is tagging its products with RFID. The firm has more than 70 plants or production lines producing glass fiber reinforced plastics (GRP) pipes. Learn how FLOWTITE is using RFID technology to maintain data on its products, enabling it to offer a 50-year guarantee period.
Speaker: Lloyd Tjelle, IT Manager, FLOWTITE Technology
16 Nov. 16:45

RFID ROI for Brands and Manufacturers: Fulfillment Center and Distribution Center Operations and Data Exchange

RFID technology is rapidly moving up the supply chain to distribution centers and fulfillment centers. Some users have found a variety of ways in which to leverage RFID, from operational changes to the earliest emergence of item-level data exchange between supply chain partners, focusing on such high-cost issues as claims and electronic proof of delivery. The presenter will share four key points throughout a DC at which RFID can apply the most leverage, including potential hardware setups, data-capture accuracy and the real business value of increased visibility.
Speaker: Justin Patton, Director, RFID Center, Auburn University
16 Nov. 17:30

Conference Concludes