RFID Journal Virtual Event

Virtual Events Nov 06, 2014

RFID in Manufacturing 2014

November 06, 11:00 am - November 06, 2014, 1:00 pm

Moderators:
  • Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID in Manufacturing 2014
Moderators:
  • David Chose, North American Sales Manager, Industry and Logistics, RFID in Manufacturing 2014
Moderators:
  • Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID in Manufacturing 2014
Moderators:
  • Su Doyle, Industry Programs, RFID in Manufacturing 2014
Moderators:
  • Ed Nabrotzky, Executive VP of Sales (Americas & EMEA), RFID in Manufacturing 2014
Moderators:
  • Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID in Manufacturing 2014

Manufacturing companies across many industries are employing RFID to achieve major benefits, both in their supply chains and in their factory operations. Hear how leading manufacturing firms are using RFID to achieve benefits today.

EVENT AGENDA

06 Nov, 2014 11:00 am
Welcome and Introduction
06 Nov, 2014 11:05 am
Using RFID to Improve Identification and Maintenance

Gear motors are installed in conveyor systems, roller coasters and other large equipment, and users must regularly maintain them in order to ensure their proper operation. The gear motors can be difficult to access, and personnel often must shut down a belt or equipment, and then crawl under or into machinery to examine the unit’s housing and its printed serial number or bar code, in order to identify that item and then order a replacement. A global electronics company is installing RFID-enabled technology into a series of electric gear motors that will enable users to more easily track the units, as well as their maintenance history and order replacements. Learn how the firm is using an RFID label in the nameplate of each electric gear motor it makes, so that customers can quickly identify a motor even when it is installed in a hard-to-access location.

06 Nov, 2014 12:05 pm
Choosing the Right RFID Technology for Manufacturing

Manufacturers are using RFID technology for a wide array of applications, including tracking parts bins, returnable transport containers, tools, work-in-process, finished goods inventory and much more. Choosing the right RFID system for each application, while building out an infrastructure for tracking and better managing other assets, requires a clearly thought-out strategy. This session outlines the steps manufacturers need to take to take to choose the right technology for today—and for tomorrow.

06 Nov, 2014 12:35 pm
Improving Efficiency and Reducing Errors With RFID

A manufacturer of glass containers is employing an RFID system—with EPC Gen 2 readers installed on forklifts, and tags affixed to loaded pallets—at three of its factories, in order to improve efficiency by tracking products from the point of production to when the goods are loaded onto trucks destined for customers. After introducing a SAP software system at all of its facilities, the firm began seeking other technology solutions that could tie into that warehouse-management system, in order to improve efficiency and be able to track every pallet. After completing its installation of the RFID system at its plants, management has been able to reduce the amount of time required for moving product, and to receive alerts in the event that errors occur.

06 Nov, 2014 12:50 pm
Closing Remarks
06 Nov, 2014 12:35 pm
RFID in Manufacturing 2015: Additive Manufacturing, Composites, Accountability and the IoT

Industrial manufacturing processes continue to evolve to reflect new programs, materials, processes and technologies. This creates both new opportunities and challenges for manufacturers, as they integrate RFID, real-time location system and Internet of Things technologies into their operations and into their own products. This session will present real-world examples of how RFID, RTLS and the IoT are being deployed in manufacturing environments. Project design, enterprise systems integration and implementation options will be discussed.

06 Nov, 2014 11:05 am
Improving Workflow With RFID

Manufacturers around the globe are using RFID to improve production flow, optimize their supply chain, manage assets and increase inventory accuracy. By tagging assets and returnable transport items (RTIs), companies have been able to obtain the visibility they need into their processes, in order to track production flow in real time, and thereby identify bottlenecks so they can improve cycle times. RFID also provides automated and accurate inventory counts, as it tracks parts moving through the process. This reduces the amount of time workers spend searching for specific parts (or conducting manual inventory audits), while also ensuring accurate scheduling of assembly operations, by having a live count of the work-in-process (WIP) inventory. See how RFID and visual tagging systems have been deployed at several manufacturing facilities to not only gain efficiencies, but also reduce costs by eliminating paper-based instructions and tags in their processes.

06 Nov, 2014 11:40 am
Developing an RFID Strategy for Manufacturing

RFID can deliver a great deal of benefits to manufacturers in many different areas, but without coherent strategies, companies often wind up deploying the technology piecemeal, only to find that it fails to meet their longer-term needs. This session will explain how to create a long-term strategy that can enable businesses to choose technologies that will best meet their ongoing needs across a wide variety of applications, as well as how to prioritize projects in the near term.

 

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