User Day 2017
Forum 2: Logistics & Supply Chain
RFID and Wireless IoT par excellence!
Lectures in 2017
Logistics experts and researchers explain how RFID and wireless IoT technologies can optimise individual logistics operations or connect entire global supply chains. The presented use cases range from facility-wide to company-wide, and potentially industry-wide.
Holography of Wi-Fi Radiation Provides 3D Image of the Environment
Dr. Friedemann Reinhard
Head of Group Emmy Noether Research Group on Quantum Sensing, Walter Schottky Institut der Technischen Universität München
Scientists from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed a holographic imaging method that analyses the radiation of a WLAN transmitter and thus generates three-dimensional images of the environment. The process could be used, for example, in the context of Industry 4.0: This way, operators of industrial plants could automatically follow objects on their way through the factory hall in the future.
Witte Digital Combines Technologies for Security Systems for Fleets
Director Witte Digital, Witte Automotive
Automotive supplier Witte Automotive has developed a retrofit solution for an automated locking system for the management of vehicle fleets, which does not require deep integration into vehicle electronics. Locking and telemetry data are analysed and managed safely in a cloud solution.
How processes at Dachser and ZF Benefit From Innovative Technologies
Head of Research and Development, Openmatics
Reduce your administrative costs. Reduce your paperwork. Save time and money with transparent logistics processes. Companies like ZF Friedrichshafen or Dachser already benefit from smart logistical processes With Bluetooth Smart technology it's easy to track and monitor the transport of goods globally with this system without any expensive accessories. Everything needed are tags, a stationary tag finder, a mobile app and a web application.
Volkswagen OTLG is Fully Committed to RFID
Team Leader Warehouse Management Project, Volkswagen Genuine Parts Logistics
Comprehensive documentation of status and location of all containers from the distribution centre to the service partner and back again: Volkswagen OTLG rolled out RFID for pallet and container tracking at all seven German sites, creating a company-wide standard. To achieve 100 percent accuracy, Volkswagen OTLG uses two RFID label types: plastic hang tags for external pallets and adhesive labels for in-house plastic containers. At the end of the roll-out, over one million scanning processes will be automated.
Benefits for RTLS Applications Through LPWAN, p.e. LoRA at Halle-Leipzig Airport
Hon.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Richter
Manager, Material Handling Engineering and Systems, Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF
The talk is based on comprehensive technology know-how and examines the performance, reach, challenges and advantages for applications – not only in theory, but also via the concrete example of a Fraunhofer IFF cooperation project with Leipzig / Halle Airport and an industrial partner.
SGC Tackles Complex Challenges With UHF RFID
Stijn De Grez
Business Development Manager Auto-Ident & Systems, Turck Multiprox
The greater number of product variants raises the difficulty to manage the resulting manufacturing complexity. This was also the case for switchgear assembly manufacturers Switchgear Company SGC. The company therefore uses a UHF RFID system to track the production of its DR-6 series. This increases production efficiency and flexibility whilst guaranteeing 100% quality assurance. For example, the correct data is loaded automatically in test installations, which considerably reduces any possible manual errors.
Aarhus University Hospital Connects Processes Via RFID and Wireless IoT
Lars Ganzhorn Knudsen
Project Manager, ICT & Logistics, Projektafdelingen for DNU, Aarhus Universitetshospital
Efficient intralogistics processes in hospital operations save money and lives. Aarhus University Hospital integrated RFID and WiFi into its newly constructed campus and optimises all processes through tracking & tracing of assets, medicine, and personnel.
Oil Company Trusts in Overarching UHF RFID Solution to Track Rail Wagons
Dr. Bartlomiej Gladysz
Assistant Professor, Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Production Engineering
Thanks to RFID tags installed on wagons, the exact position of wagons on railway sidings and their status be can determined. This information can be used to improve loading planning, contributing to more efficient wagon use. Tags on wagons are scanned on fixed gates installed alongside railway tracks and by man-operated mobile scanners. In conjunction with the GPS technology, RFID also enables tracking of running trains, which translates to increased transport security and streamlines planning of stocks in the distribution network.
RFID package tracking in the PostNL Spring European postal network
Sander Hart de Ruyter
Manager Digital Development Cross Border Solutions, PostNL
PostNL (Dutch Post) Spring has deployed an EPCIS framework and RFID portals at its logistics hubs in Europe. This provides Spring with the capability to offer its online customers real-time, granular and effective tracking of parcels, at low operational cost and very high quality.