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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.
Connected Products with Item-Level Traceability, Driving Retail Transformation | Rob Pick, Avery Dennison. The lack of transparency in supply chains, and the disconnect between raw materials, manufacturers, and retailers, has generated serious concerns about wastage, sustainability, ethical practices, and consumer trust. Connected products and digital IDs make item-level traceability and transparency of the entire supply chain possible, where every product and the materials that make them have a digital identity from day one.
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.
Ensuring Food Authenticity & Trust in Your Brand by Increasing Transparency in Labelling Continued
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.
Thomas Burke, Senior Analyst FSQA Traceability, Chipotle Mexican Grill will explore how the food industry utilizes and benefits from AIDC standards, especially to accomplish current and future food safety use cases. He will also show how the future of contextualized identity of food and microbiological attributes will continue to drive interdisciplinary methods of preventative food safety action, where AIDC serves as the physical-digital infrastructure.
Reducing Waste and the Impact | Susan Flake, Avery Dennison How simple inventory accuracy can impact food waste along the supply chain and the environmental as well as economical benefits.
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.
Efficiency, Accuracy, & Scalability: AIDC in the Cannabis Industry Continued
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 and George Wright IV, PIPS. 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.
How High-quality Product Content Drives Consumer Commerce Engagement | Michele Larson, Schwan's and Scott Brown, 1WorldSync. As 2020 marked the year of the “grocer games,” with online grocery sales nearly doubling from 2019, products need to have a complete set of online content to compete in a post-pandemic world. Using the new guidelines around the US FDA's Nutrition Fact Panel (NFP), suppliers are better able to influence and engage consumers on their path to nutritional purchases with high-quality content and interactive images. By using automated product content management through “buy online, pick up in store” and other purchase models impacting consumers, suppliers can successfully grow commerce and stay competitive.
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.
RFID Integration on Tire Wheel Assembly Process for Car Manufacturers | Dominique Grimault and Marcos Fernandez-Eurofit Group. The incorporation of RFID technology into the tires that are produced and delivered for the automotive industry requires relevant changes on the Tire Wheel Assembly process. But this is bringing at the same time important opportunities.
During this presentation we will go through a real implementation case in one Tire Wheel Assembly plant that delivers to one of the main premium car manufacturers worldwide.
RFID Applications for Tire Manufacturing Industries | Miika Pylvanainen , Confidex and Aki Nurminen, Black Donuts. RFID supporting different Tire Manufacturing Applications: 1) eKANBAN solution based on RFID identification 2) - Asset Identification for rotating storage units as pallets, wagons and cassettes equipped with RFID tags 3) Tire Storage Location Identifications.
Tyre Identification & Traceability Using RAIN RFID | Samarth Vig,
ID Tech Solution. The session will describe the possibilities for RAIN RFID in Tyre. Industry. This will include solution overviews and use cases for both Tyre Manufacturing Units as well as users of the Tyres that is the Commercial Vehicle Fleet Owners or Transporters. We shall explore different Hardware options in RFID Readers (both Fixed and Handheld) and suitable RFID Tags. The supporting application software, its UI and reporting tool and thus bringing about the whole set of traceability shall also be discussed.
Keynote Presentation AIM/RAIN/Platinum Sponsor |
Steve Halliday, RAIN Alliance and Mary Lou Bosco, AIM. Welcome to the engage again and RAIN tyre expo virtual event. Learn about the two host organizations as well as the three platinum sponsors for the event. You will also hear about the logistics for the event.
Embedded RFID Tag Solutions for Tires | John Erdmann - Hana RFID. Hear the historical evolution of embedded RFID tag solutions for designs over the past 17 years; reviewing several design and manufacturing variations used to optimize various types of tags for use in varying tire types. I will talk about quality and performance tradeoffs during the design process that are used to optimize the end user's experience, regarding both data acquisition and tire survivability.
Create Transparency and Traceability in the Tire Industry with Reliable RFID Solutions | Dieter Horst - Siemens AG. The tire industry benefits from contactless identification in its material handling systems and other applications. But now, this technology is also used in the final product, the tire itself! This creates many advantages, especially when combined with the clever usage of the data in the Internet of Things (IIoT). The presentation shows how technical challenges are mastered and presents solutions for tracking a tire over its life cycle. The created transparency not only helps the tire manufacturer but also end customers and car manufacturers.
The Next Generation of Embedded RAIN Tags for Tyres | Julien Destraves, MICHELIN; Randall Grein, Hana RFID; Fukuhara Masahiko, Murata Manufacturing. Embedded RAIN tags inside tyres must respect a very demanding set of specifications such as large ranges of temperature, pressure, strain cycles, â€¦ and this until the end of life of the product. Although high quality solutions are already in standard production, a new technology breakthrough enabling cost reduction is underway and ready to be delivered to the market.
RFID for Tyre business Value for the Supply Chain and Retailers | Michael Graen - Collaboration LLC. and Paul Baboia, Zebra Technologies. Understanding the business value of RFID for Tyres for Retailers, distributors, wholesalers and manufacturers. Understanding key value proposition and future state for on hand accuracy, automated receiving, automating DOT transfer and much more.
How Millions of Tires are Source Tagged | Teemu Ainasoja, Voyantic and Randall Grein, Hana RFID. Nowadays you can take a specially designed tyre tag and bake it in a tyre. Getting this far wasn't simple. Hana Technologies and Voyantic will share a story of how the source tagging of tires was enabled, and how volumes of millions of tires with embedded tags were reached. A lot has been learned and developed on the way. Effects of tyre structure on RFID had to be understood. Suitable quality control methods had to be designed. New kind of production lines had to be built. And all the solutions had to be multiplied into production volumes. What were the keys to success? Fast forward to present times, and: just take a tag and bake it in a tyre!
Gaining Accuracy and Efficiency in the Complete Transport Operation Using RFID | Daniel Rodriguez - Technoapes. One of the biggest transport company in South America, achieve to control the complete logistic chain using RFID-APES solution. Controlling more than 2.000 trucks in real time, having complete visibility on the movement in all there warehouses, manage the mules workshop, the performance of the team, time line of the movement of each mule/truck, % of useless assets v.s. assets with no movement. Now they have 99% of accuracy of their operation, knowing exactly in real time whats happening in their operation.
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