LIVE! 2023 Spotlight: How to Integrate RFID into a Manufacturing Line

By RFID Journal

Here's why you won't want to miss the manufacturing technical workshop at this year's RFID Journal LIVE! conference and exhibition.

RFID Journal LIVE! 2023 will feature end-user companies discussing RFID's use in various industries, including manufacturing, as well as exhibitors offering tagging solutions for multiple applications. To learn more, visit the event's website.

RFID Journal LIVE! 2023 is five weeks away, and this year's event will feature one of the strongest speaker lineups in years (see Registration Now Open for LIVE! 2023). By integrating radio frequency identification (RFID) and other Internet of Things (IoT) technologies into a new or existing manufacturing or packaging line, companies can better track work-in-process, meet customer tagging requirements, and improve the visibility and traceability of finished goods. This technical track will address the critical issues of which manufacturers need to be aware as they deploy RFID on their production lines. Here's what you can discover by attending the How to Integrate RFID into a Manufacturing Line technical workshop. (Click here to view the full conference track.)

Integrating RFID into Manufacturing Processes and Systems
Learn how RFID improves manufacturing processes in ways manual processes or other technologies cannot. The session will help attendees identify opportunities for process efficiency and define a business case prior to proceeding. Armed with a clear set of requirements, costs and project success criteria, attendees will review a checklist of integration steps, including PLC integration guidelines for ensuring a project produces a highly reliable production-quality system. Participants will discuss specific environments and applications for selecting the best integration strategy, and will have the opportunity to ask questions.
Speaker: Jim Barlow, RFID/NFC Technical Marketing, STMicroelectronics

Testing and Quality Control
It is critical, once an RFID system is deployed, that it functions as designed. Failure to read 100 percent of tags can, in some cases, mean disruptions to a manufacturing line, which can cost a company money. This session's presenter will discuss the steps required to ensure all tags are read all of the time, and that the system functions properly.
Speaker: Peter Collins, President and CEO, A2B Tracking

Creating the Proper IT Infrastructure for Serialization
To give individual products, subassemblies or cases a unique identifier, it is necessary to link an RFID tag ID to a specific product. Should you create a special RFID database or link readers to your existing product databases? Should you use middleware to send data to existing back-end systems, or create an application programming interface and send the data directly from the reader? How should you manage serialized data across multiple manufacturing locations? Get answers to these critical questions and more.
Speaker: Susan Flake, Global Director of Business Development for Food and Logistics, Avery Dennison

SEKISUI Aerospace Uses RFID to Power mart Factory
RFID Journal 2023 Awards Finalist
SEKISUI Aerospace is using RFID to track shipments of single-use tooling between two of its production facilities. The firm expanded the technology's use to a sitewide deployment, with the goal of improving operational efficiencies and boosting the on-time delivery of its products. The system deployed combines RFID tags, mounted and handheld readers, RFID-powered floor mats, cloud-based software, machine learning, mobile apps, enterprise resource planning integration, and lean-manufacturing best practices. Learn how SEKISUI Aerospace used RFID to bring its vision for a smart factory to life, to advance its operations and leap ahead of its competition.
Speaker: Matea Osojnik. Senior Director of Technology, SEKISUI Aerospace