RFID Journal Virtual Event

Virtual Events Feb 27, 2018

RFID in Manufacturing 2018

February 27, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

  • Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID in Manufacturing 2018
  • Richard Aufreiter, Director, Product Marketing, Identification Technologies, RFID in Manufacturing 2018
  • Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID in Manufacturing 2018
  • Ed Nabrotzky, Chief Solutions Officer, RFID in Manufacturing 2018
  • Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID in Manufacturing 2018

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


27 Feb, 2018 11:00 am
Welcome and Introduction
27 Feb, 2018 11:05 am
Smart Manufacturing: Identification and Sensing Technologies Driving the Industrial 4.0 Revolution

Several elements are critical to the success of smart manufacturing organizations: quickly identifying and locating assets, improving visibility into operational workflows and processes, and boosting equipment capacity and efficiency. In this session, learn how implementing trusted identification systems using RFID and BLE transponders can significantly reduce the time and cost required to manage, monitor and measure across the manufacturing ecosystem with end-to-end systems. Applications discussed will include embedded RFID for consumable lifecycle management, inventory and supply chain, real-time location systems (RTLS), and monitoring equipment condition and health. Additionally, receive insights into cloud-management tools to collect actionable data holistically, enabling data-driven business decisions across the manufacturing floor.

27 Feb, 2018 11:25 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.

27 Feb, 2018 12:00 pm
IoT = Traceability @ the Edge

Manufacturers around the globe have been using RFID to improve production flow and manage assets—but what about ensuring that you capture all of the manual, untracked practices that occur at the edge of your enterprise? Smart materials are the answer, providing full transparency all the way through the process, out to the edge. Smart means more than simple visibility—it’s all about collecting information and having the rich data to measure and analyze your processes at a level never before possible. Hear more about the next generation of RFID for manufacturing, including how smart materials facilitated by the Internet of Things can be used to track items, as well as provide enhanced visibility and real-time process control. The speaker will discuss how these IoT-based systems have been deployed at several manufacturing facilities to gain efficiencies and reduce costs.

Manufacturer Tracks Scaffolding Products Via Beacon-Based RTLS

A manufacturer of construction equipment is using Bluetooth beacons to track the real-time movements of scaffolding products within a portion of its production facility and warehouse, with plans for a larger deployment. The firm is attaching Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons to crates in which scaffolding products are stored and shipped, with beacon-reading smartphones mounted on walls and gates, and beacon-reading tablets or mobile phones in workers’ hands. An app running on the mounted reading devices uses the received signal strength indicator (RSSI) to approximate each tag’s location within the facility in real time. Workers can then use their tablets, with a separate app to locate identify crates.

27 Feb, 2018 12:30 pm
Closing Remarks