Supply Chain/Logistics

Breakthroughs in Smart Packaging: Revolutionizing the Link Between Manufacturers and Consumers
Wed, Sep 30th, 2020 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
Automating supply chains is an accepted business practice and leads to improved operational efficiency and higher profitability. Internet of Packaging (IoP) technologies, such as RFID, barcodes, QR codes, and digital ...
rfid, supply chain/logistics
Automating supply chains is an accepted business practice and leads to improved operational efficiency and higher profitability. Internet of Packaging (IoP) technologies, such as RFID, barcodes, QR codes, and digital printing, have already been understood and adopted, and are beginning to emerge with new competitive market advantages. Inventory control, authenticity, security and the customer experience, are just part of what the Internet of Packaging has already begun to provide. Learn how the use of IoP can provide information about a particular product that a consumer needs to know before purchasing it, enhance the customer relationship and reveal data about a wide variety of concerns. Hear how the technology is being used to offer product authenticity, sustainability and powerful consumer experiences, in addition to measurable ROI.View PowerPoint PresentationsSpeakerEdson PerinEditor - RFID Journal Brazil and IoP Journal BrazilEdson Perin has more than 30 years of experience as a journalist, and is a writer and blogger with a specialized background in Digital Communications and Information Technology and Communication (IT&C) in the corporate environment. Perin is the editor of IoP Journal Brazil and RFID Journal Brazil, as well as the founder and director of Netpress Publishing and Communication.
Supply Chain/Logistics
Volkswagen Brazil Improves Asset Utilization and Inventory Control With RFID and IoT
Wed, Sep 30th, 2020 3:15 PM - 3:45 PM EDT
RFID Journal Award 2020 Winner: Best Manufacturing Implementation. Volkswagen do Brasil produces more than 23 million vehicles, exporting over 3.7 million vehicles, and producing domestic sales in excess of 19 million ...
logistics, rfid, supply chain
RFID Journal Award 2020 Winner: Best Manufacturing Implementation. Volkswagen do Brasil produces more than 23 million vehicles, exporting over 3.7 million vehicles, and producing domestic sales in excess of 19 million units. The company has three vehicle plants and one engine plant, as well as a widespread sales and distribution network, with more than 500 dealers. In addition to launching new cars, they must maintain the spare parts of old models for at least 10 years, often turning to external suppliers to produce parts. There are approximately 60,000 assets with suppliers, whose assets and production are managed by VW. The firm is using RFID and IoT technology to control asset utilization and improve inventory control. Key takeaways: Learn how the use of RFID has resulted in a 95% reduction on inventory count costs. Hear how the firm is controlling the inventory effectively and efficiently when the assets are at the supplier , thereby eliminating the possibility of black-market replication.View PowerPoint PresentationSpeakerDenis PintoPurchasing Executive - Volkswagen BrazilDenis Pinto is a purchasing executive at Volkswagen do Brasil, being responsible for assets management and supplier’s nominations of new projects in South America. He has 15 years of experience in the automotive industry, working in Brazil, as well as 2 ½ years in Germany. His responsibilities are focused on innovation and believes that the team engagement is fundamental to business success.
Supply Chain/Logistics
Extending RFID Beyond Supply Chain
Wed, Sep 30th, 2020 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM EDT
RFID powers retail store excellence and supply chain visibility, but how might it be used to extend the reach of product identity beyond the traditional supply chain? GS1 US will outline the benefits of applying the ...
logistics, rfid, supply chain
RFID powers retail store excellence and supply chain visibility, but how might it be used to extend the reach of product identity beyond the traditional supply chain? GS1 US will outline the benefits of applying the Digital Link Standard to align various ancillary identification platforms (e.g. QR codes, data matrixes, NFC, BLE, etc.) to build post-sales use cases that enhance customer experiences and brand and retailer touchpoints. Key takeaways: This session will also include a number of industry updates and resources.View PowerPoint PresentationsSpeakerJonathan GregoryDirector of Community Engagement, Apparel and General Merchandise - GS1 USAs the Director of Community Engagement of Apparel and General Merchandise at GS1 US, Jonathan Gregory facilitates collaboration among brands, retailers, and their supply chain partners to optimize the use of GS1 Standards in the retail industry. With a focus on leveraging item level radio frequency identification (RFID) for inventory accuracy, Mr. Gregory draws on his first-hand implementation experience to help companies achieve unified commerce and create the optimal consumer experience. Prior to his work with GS1 US, Mr. Gregory worked 8 years as an RFID Consultant and Program Manager for Checkpoint Systems, where he deployed retail RFID solutions for several Fortune 500 companies. Also, as RFID Solution Manager during his 10-year tenure at Computer Sciences Corporation, he deployed RFID solutions in the Aerospace Industry. He was responsible for analyzing RFID tag performance and durability, overseeing project implementations, designing enterprise solutions, developing new business, and providing operational guidance. Mr. Gregory earned his Bachelor of Science, Management Information Systems degree from the University of Connecticut, and holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is a Six Sigma Green Belt, is RFID+ certified by CompTIA, and has his Artificial Intelligence certification from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Supply Chain/Logistics
Ceramics Manufacturer Gains Efficiency With RFID
Thu, Oct 1st, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM EDT
Ceramic dinnerware manufacturer Porto Brasil Cerâmica maintains a stock of more than 980,000 items. The company has reduced the time to count items on pallets from 40 minutes to 3 minutes, after the implementation of an ...
logistics, rfid, supply chain
Ceramic dinnerware manufacturer Porto Brasil Cerâmica maintains a stock of more than 980,000 items. The company has reduced the time to count items on pallets from 40 minutes to 3 minutes, after the implementation of an RFID system. The technology is enabling the firm to gain greater inventory visibility and to reduce costly shipping errors. Key takeaways: The benefits of moving from a manual system to an automated system and how it enables the firm to reduce labor costs. Improved customer satisfaction by reducing errors.View PowerPoint PresentationSpeakerAna VaraldoProduction Manager - Porto Brasil Cerâmica
Session Presentations
Transforming Logistics in Steel Manufacturing With RFID
Thu, Oct 1st, 2020 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM EDT
RFID Journal Award Finalist: Best Logistics/Supply Chain RFID Implementation. In 2017 Brazilian steel manufacturer Gerdau won the RFID Journal Best Logistics/Supply Chain RFID Implementation award for its use of an RFID ...
logistics, rfid, supply chain
RFID Journal Award Finalist: Best Logistics/Supply Chain RFID Implementation. In 2017 Brazilian steel manufacturer Gerdau won the RFID Journal Best Logistics/Supply Chain RFID Implementation award for its use of an RFID system to cut costs and increase production. Gerdau is the largest producer of long steel in the Americas, turning millions of tons of recycled scrap into quality steel serving the construction, industrial, agricultural and automotive sectors. The firm has expanded the initial project to their Ouro Branco mill and has created an environment of automatic traceability for movement of products and equipment, with a focus on automation of the receipt processes, inventory management and loading, thus enabling the digital transformation of its logistics processes. Key takeaways: Hear how the successful implementation of the project has proved that it is possible to use an RFID solution in metallic environments. Learn how the technology has provided Gerdau with digital end-to-end visibility, optimizing processes with abundant data generated, while ensuring sustainable use and avoiding waste.SpeakerMarcio Ouchi Logistics Manager - Gerdau
Supply Chain/Logistics
How to Take Inventory With Drones
Thu, Oct 1st, 2020 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM EDT
A California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) research project has found that an RFID-enabled unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), or drone, can read tags attached to static inventory (for example, steel drills or utility ...
logistics, rfid, supply chain
A California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) research project has found that an RFID-enabled unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), or drone, can read tags attached to static inventory (for example, steel drills or utility pipes) at an accuracy rate of 95 to 100 percent. The research focused on capturing data for the purpose of equipment inventory tracking in oilfields, but also included other utility-based equipment in storage yards or at construction sites. Cal Poly will demonstrate in the exhibit hall, how the system could also be used to track dynamic inventory.View PowerPoint PresentationSpeakerTali FreedProfessor, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Cal Poly SLO, Director, PolyGAIT - Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Supply Chain/Logistics