Engage Again Track 1
One For All - A Common Interface for Auto-ID Devices | Olaf Wilmsmeier, Wilmsmeier Solutions
OPC UA is the communication standard of the automation industry! Almost no provider for this industry and almost no machine manufacturer who does not offer an OPC UA interface. A common interface for all auto-ID devices is the goal. Manufacturer and auto-ID technology independent.
Ensuring Food Authenticity & Trust in Your Brand by Increasing Transparency in Labelling | Julie McGill, FoodLogiQ; Tony Small, Wiliot; Felix Amiri, AFISS; Sylvain Charlebois, Agri-Food Analytics Lab. Discover how to transform food labelling changes (and future ones to come) into benefits for your brand. Use labelling requirements to highlight the taste profile and lack of preservatives that consumers want, and other attributes. Gain practical insight into: 1) Understanding complex labelling requirements 2) Navigating strict regulations to provide consumers with the information they seek 3) Implementing labelling best practices to ensure authenticity and safety 4) Turn labelling regulations into your brand's competitive advantage.
Using QR Codes to Enhance E-Cycling | Patti Blessing and George Wilders, CAVU Group. The Pharmaceutical industry spends over $40,000,000 USD annually on electronic loggers to track the temperature conditions of critical biologics, pharmaceuticals and specimens during shipping. The CAVU Group has integrated QR codes into its LOG-IC product line to support an e-cycle program for one of the largest US logistics providers and their pharmaceutical customer.
Unleashing the Potential of Medical Unique Device Identification | James Tcheng, Duke University Health System. Health systems are leveraging unique identifiers of supplies and medical devices primarily to improve supply chain processes. The FDA UDI has the potential to provide benefits far beyond supply chain optimization. Use of the UDI as the "source of truth" across supply chain processes, inventory management, clinical documentation, and billing / charge capture has the potential to improve clinical care, optimize patient outcomes, enable medical device surveillance, and drive innovation while improving healthcare organization processes and revenue.
Advance AIDC Technologies for Retail Supply Chain | Anna Lau, Laxcen Technology. An introduction about the advance integrated technologies such as AIOT, blockchain and RFID will be presented with case studies.
Efficiency, Accuracy, & Scalability: AIDC in the Cannabis Industry | Elizabeth Sinclair, BarTender; Dave Cushman, Digimarc; David Eagleson, Outlaw Technology.
In order to meet evolving global labeling and traceability regulations and increasing consumer demand, the cannabis industry requires the accuracy and efficiency that the AIDC industry has provided to industries like pharma, aerospace, retail and logistics for decades. In this panel discussion, industry experts will outline the challenges faced by the cannabis industry, and discuss how Auto ID technology can help it meet these challenges and gain new agility.
RAIN Reader Antenna Selection | Prabakar Parthiban - Times-7 Research. Antenna selection is often challenging as systems integrators are overwhelmed with a number of technical descriptions in the datasheet. This session will help system integrators to understand antenna science and its relevance to RAIN RFID read coverage.
RFID applications for IT Asset Management | Paul Broekhuizer, Confidex. Common IT Asset tracking for RFID in data center, office equipment and IT manufacturing applications. Best tag selection based on IT asset characteristics use cases.
UDI – Vision and Reality | Patti Blessing, CAVU; Terrie Reed, Symmetric; Natalia Wilson, Arizona State University; Olga van Grol-Lawlor, Boston Scientific
Challenges with UDI Implementation | Jay Crowley, USDM and Dennis Black, BD. As more countries, regulators and payors introduce UDI and UDI-like requirements, manufacturers and users struggle to understand the best approach for implementation, as well as the common overarching goal is to bring visibility, control and connectivity to the many related regulatory and commercial device-related activities. These activities cover the total lifecycle of a device including design, manufacturing, distribution, and postmarket surveillance and will ultimately include long-term safety, effectiveness, and value. All of this necessitates a level of control and visibility over your products and processes that may not exist today and which may require new systems to support these activities. This presentation will discuss the direction of these global initiatives and the need for visibility and control of your devices and product data and the related systems and processes.
How the GS1 Standards Improve Outcomes at the Point of Care | Karen Fleshman - Synchcor. The presentation will include a case study that will connect the dots between the manufacturers' UDI implementations, the GS1 Healthcare US point of care workgroup results, and Healthcare providers usage of the UDI at the Point of Care,
The Future of Labeling: 4 Trends to Watch | Elizabeth Sinclair,
BarTender® by Seagull Scientific. With a better understanding of where labeling technology is headed, companies can be well-prepared to maintain the credibility and consumer confidence required to compete in global markets, today and in the future. Market forces and technology trends will be discussed in this session: 1) Developments and adoption in automation 2) Innovations in labels and labeling 3) Data accuracy and supply chain agility 4) Sustainability and the circular economy
The Future of Sustainability: A Panel Discussion of Sustainability Leaders in AIDC
| Julie Vargas, Avery Dennison; Megan Brewster, Impinj; Terry Meyers, Infratab; Karil Kochenderfer, Linkages. Supply chain sustainability is increasingly important for the future of business and the world as a whole. Companies are investing more money into sustainability initiatives, seeking to reduce waste and carbon emissions. Global companies are looking at various initiatives when it comes to sustainability, including energy efficiency, product packaging, alternative fuels, optimized routes, and returns management. Recently, we have seen a push towards building a circular supply chain to eliminate waste and build a continual use of resources.
Engage Again Track 2
EPCIS 2.0 - What's New | Craig Alan Repec, GS1 GO. Tracking: Where are the products we shipped? / Tracing: Where did this batch of products come from Chain of Custody / Which parties had custody or ownership of item / Inventory Management: How many units are in stock? / Recall: Find all Products shipped from a certain location and date
Blockchain-Enabled Supply Chain | Dr. Joseph Liu, Monash University Melbourne Australia. Blockchain is the technology behind Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. But the benefit of using blockchain is not just limited to FinTech. Another promising area where blockchain is a potential game changer is supply chain management. In this talk, I will talk about how blockchain with other communication technologies such as RFID, NFC and IoT together can greatly improve supply chains by enabling faster and more cost-efficient delivery of products, enhancing products’ traceability and improving coordination between partners.
Solution Providers and the "Barcode Evolution" | Steven Keddie, GS1 GO. Industry, consumer, and regulatory demands to get the right data in the right place are higher than ever and only continue to increase. Meeting these demands at scale requires extensive coordination and GS1 is creating a focus group to bring together experts to rise to meet this challenge. Join this session learn about GS1's Global Migration to 2D program with a focus on the Solution Provider community engagement.
Dotcode 4.0 – The Track and Trace Potential in Packaging and Distribution Operations and Beyond | Terry Burton, Terry Burton Consulting. DotCode decoding does not rely on finding continuous lines, DotCode offers a practical method to provide unique item identification at full production line speeds – up to and beyond 1000 pieces per minute. The revised (version 4.0). DotCode specification defines new symbology-specific print quality assessment (verification) parameters based on a more granular (1/10 of a point) scale.
Supply Chain Applications of RFID and Internet of Clothing | Bill Hoffman, AIAG and Yi Ming, Haier Corp.
The Power of Ultracode | Clive Hohberger, Hohberger LLC and Terry Burton, Terry Burton Consulting. In this presentation learn about the AIM International Symbology Standard Ultracode. Ultracode is a family of color multi-row, variable-length two-dimensional matrix symbols incorporating structural rules for symbol damage detection. Learn about the important uses of Ultracode and the future of this symbology standard.
Lots of Changes in the ISO Bar Code World | Sprague Ackley, Digimarc. Big changes in print quality measurement and lots of new symbologies, plus possibly, the future of bar code in the wings. This session is important for anyone using bar codes today and or thinking of taking the next step tomorrow.
Use of MQTT Communication for Pushing Traceability Data into Cloud Based Applications | Doug Browne, Omron Automation. As manufacturers increase their use of Cloud Based Applications including data historians, being able to communicate efficiently using communication methods desired by the hosting platforms such as AWS and Azure is required. Using typical automation controllers which are connected to auto-id devices such as barcode readers or RFID reader/writers it is possible to use MQTT communication protocol to provide efficient, low cost bi-directional communication. This session will give examples of the architecture, typical products, and discuss considerations for use when communicating traceability information to such cloud based platforms.
The Problem of “Tag Clutter” and What the RAIN Alliance is Doing to Tackle the Problem | Megan Brewster, Impinj and Chris Brown, Printronix. With the growth of RAIN RFID deployments comes tag clutter, where end users are unable to filter “my tags for my application” from other’s tags/other applications. In this two-part presentation, the speakes will explain what is tag clutter, how using a standardized numbering system is part of the solution, and what the RAIN Alliance is doing to further alleviate the problem.
Breaking Down Barriers to Create and Interoperable Supply Chain | Drew Zabrocki, centricity. Interoperability means working together and open source has proven to be the most practical means of doing so. We'll examine practice cases and industry examples of how interoperability and data sovereignty can deliver tangible value on the farm forward across the supply value chain. Presentation can be focused on supply value chain, data sovereignty, FSQA, empowering application providers and/or regulatory transparency.
Real-Time Job, Label, RFID, and Barcode Data to Your Application | Doug Seitz, Printronix Auto-ID. Do you need to know whether the job you submitted printed or whether every label printed successfully? Do you want an audit record of every barcode grade and RFID inlay encoding? Would you like this information in the same application that you used to submit the job? Would you like to control printer settings from your application? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, find out how easy it is to add an architected set of queries to your application to get real-time data from the printer directly into your application.
Temperature Monitoring Solution for Fleet Management & Cold Chain Custody Compliance | Quresh Tyebji and Mohammad Sachee; Shipcom Wireless. Harris Health System (HHS) faced a unique set of challenges for maintaining total visibility of the temperatures in various coolers of patient medical samples and refrigerated pharmaceuticals transported by HHS staff within HHS vehicles between clinics on a daily basis. Shipcom was tasked to assist in real-time fleet monitoring / tracking along with real-time environmental data from the trucks and 290+ coolers, to increase visibility, improve efficiencies, and assure compliances for the entire organization at Harris Health.
Leveraging Edge AI for Monitoring Remote Assets | Kathrik Rau - Stoke Systems. Industries and cities across the world are leveraging IoT technologies and the resulting transformation is ushering in a new era of how they run their operations. However, for organizations and cities to realize the full potential of IoT enablement, they need smarter equipment to make well-informed decisions autonomously and independently. Over the coming years, smart sensors embedded with the latest advancements in AI technologies will enable companies to extend their IoT initiatives to cover applications and use-cases that have proven to be elusive using existing system architectures.
Trading Partner Authentication and Drug Verification in the US Pharmaceutical Supply Chain | Ben Taylor, Ledger Domain. During this session, Ben Taylor will discuss the results of a peer-reviewed study that tested ATP authentication and enhanced verification in a real-world pharmacy with genuine drug packages. By scanning barcodes on the packages and leveraging open standard, participants from Genentech, Sanofi, Amgen, and UCLA Health tested enhanced verification workflows backed by decentralized technologies, and were able to authenticate requests with secure verifiable credentials.
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