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AIM Summit 2017 | Stuttgart, Germany | 12 - 13 March 2017


* Agenda topics, speakers & times subject to change as finalized. *


Sunday, 12 March

12:00 – 14:00 | AIM Board Meeting (by invitation only)

14:30 – 16:00 | AIM Chapter Meeting (by invitation only)


18:00 | AIM Summit 2017 Welcome Reception


Monday, 13 March | AIM Summit 2017

7:30  | Breakfast & Networking                                                                               


8:30  Welcome       Chuck Evanhoe, Chairman - AIM, Inc. / Frithjof Walk, President, AIM Europe

Future of Robotics
Dominik Boesl, Innovation & Technology Management, KUKA Laboratories

9:30 – 10:15
Industry Session—TBD

10:15  | Networking Break         


10:30 – 11:15
Global Industry TrendsTBD

11:15 – 12:00
Auto ID Quality Control for Production Simplification 
Lars Thuring, Logopak

This session will show how the production and use of Auto ID can be simplified through inclusion of quality checks at the point of barcode / RFID marking and using this information for process and quality control.  Attendees will learn:

  • Reducing manual work for Auto ID quality control
  • Benefits of earliest possible issue detection.
  • How to benefit from automatic quality info feedback 


12:00  | 2017 AIM Awards Luncheon

13:30 – 14:15    
A Heimat for Radical Innovation in Bosch

Peter Guse, BOSCH, - Keynote
This session will cover the experience Bosch made building new businesses as start-up like inside a corporate environment as big and old as Bosch.


14:15 – 14:45
RFID Saves an EMS with Inventory Challenges
Ted Kostis, Silent Partner Technologies

utomate medical supply tracking at South Metro Fire Rescue Authority's warehouse and 17 EMS stations using Silent Partner Technologies Intelliview asset management software and a combination of Passive GEN2 and Active RFID technologies. The technical solution was achieved by tagging items that are inventoried at the warehouse and EMS stations with GEN2 labels and then constantly monitored by Smart Shelves. In addition, critical-care components such as defibrillators are tracked on the Web. Attendees will learn:

  • Broken and missing items were identified and accounted for while excess inventory was reduced, medicinal expirations were reduced and labor hours dropped significantly. Ambulances left their stations with the correct equipment and fresh medicine, overhead was halved.
  • inventoried items were reduced from 20k to 10k items, return on investment was pegged at 18 months, labor was reduced 400%
  • The solution was so well received that South Metro committed to expanding Smart Shelves and Passive RFID tagging at more EMS stations as budgeted. Active RFID technology will also be expounded upon in order to give ambulance drivers more visibility into on board assets such as medicines and patient

14:45 – 15:15
ETSI RFID Standards Development Update
Josef Preishuber-Pflügl, CISC Semiconductor GmbH


15:15  | Networking Break                         


15:30 – 16:00
Detroit Build Book Application Case Study
Herbert Hohmann and Ed Nabrotzky, Omni-ID

Detroit, a division of Daimler, sought to realize greater production efficiency by diversifying manufacturing lines to handle a greater variety of product types. Goal: improve engine assembly line productivity & achieve environmental goals by phasing out paperwork instructions.  Attendees will learn:

  • Real time build book updates can be made and communicated to the line. Ability to capture data real time and dynamically change operations to optimize workflow efficiencies & uptime. Reduces plants environmental footprint by eliminating approximately 7 million pieces of paper per year.
  • Re-purposed individual responsible for paper-based document control to a more productive activity. ProVIEW hardware and software plugs seemlessly into exiting production environment. Driver of Industrial IoT.
  • Due to the success of this program Detroit & corporate Daimler are expanding ProVIEW to other lines of production such as truck axles and transmissions as a replacement for paper build books and to automate parts replenishment.

16:00 – 16:30
Trolley Identification in Retail Business - A Great Innovative Solution
Juergen Heim, Sales & Service Director of NOVEXX Solutions

NOVEXX Solutions was able to offer with their Partner TopLabel Printers BV an innovative labeling solution to one of the largest retailers in the Netherlands. With the combination of new technologies they now have a much cleaner and HACCP compliant solution for their mesh trolley identification in the distribution centers. Attendees will learn

  • The liner-less material only sticks when it is folded and putting two sides together activates the glue. It only sticks to itself and not the metal grate. The printer is able to print on the special material as there is a silicon roller and a special mechanical position of the print head.
  • Easy removal of labels from the trolleys due to no glue or label waste residues. This way a clean working environment which is HACCP compliant can be guaranteed.

16:30 – 17:00
Doing Business in China
AIM China

17:30  | AIM Summit 2016 Concludes

18:30  | AIM Summit 2016 Dinner           
Carls Brauhaus Restaurant





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