RFID and IoT in Logistics/Operations Agenda

May 12, 2021

10:00 AM        
Welcome and Introduction
Speaker: Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal

10:05 AM
BLE Delivers Shipping Clarity for Air Services Company
An international air services company has gained visibility into the air freight, including mail, parcels and cargo, that it manages via a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) system. Fixed BLE readers are deployed at several airports frequently used to capture data regarding each unit load device (ULD) in which goods are transported and managed. Learn how the system enables the firm to automatically identify ULDs containing air freight at airports, thereby boosting efficiency and safety, while reducing the risk of loss.

RFID Tracks Metal Products as They Are Stored and Shipped
A manufacturer of steel, stainless steel, aluminum and other non-ferrous semi-finished products has increased its product shipping volume via radio frequency identification, improving the efficiency and accuracy of how it locates and identifies loaded pallets scheduled for delivery to a customer. By reducing search times for order-pickers and confirming the identity of each pallet, the RFID system makes it possible to ship more products faster, and to meet a growing demand from its customers. Hear how the firm has increased its production and shipping volumes by automating the location and identification of pallets loaded with metal sheets via RFID tags on pallets and readers installed on cranes and forklifts.

11:15 AM
Vehicle Logistics Company Tracks Cars to Individual Spaces via RFID
A vehicle importer operates a busy logistics yard where hundreds of cars move from one site to another daily in preparation for their shipment to dealerships. The company has recently deployed an RFID-based solution which has resulted in improved efficiency because it now knows the location of each new car it services and transports, as well as every time vehicles are moved. The solution enables the firm to move vehicles faster through processing and on to sellers, while its personnel spend less time searching for cars in its lot.

11:45 AM
Warehouse Speeds Up Processes With RFID
A warehouse and logistics firm has deployed RFID technology so it can accommodate customers interested in automating the distribution of their goods efficiently and safely. Readers are installed at receiving docks in the warehouse and dispatch areas, and there are also mobile data collectors for RFID reading. Learn how the system is providing item traceability, including after-sales, 99 percent stock accuracy and process agility.

12:15 PM
Improving Operational Efficiency at Production Sites
A chemical company is using UHF RFID technology to manage the status and locations of its bagged products as they are packaged and then transported into zones. The firm produces approximately 30 different types of fertilizers, plastics, chemicals and pigments, and the products are packaged and labelled, then are either shipped to customers, placed in a staging area for future shipments or stored in one of the warehouses onsite. The solution detects the locations of packages according to zones, enabling workers to view those locations when collecting products for shipping. Learn how the deployment improved operational efficiency, while reducing the risk of shipping errors.

12:45 PM
Freight Rail Operator Uses IoT to Digitalize Train Operations
One of the largest rail freight operators in Europe is using Internet of Things technologies to provide a more efficient freight-transport service. The firm is employing the technology to track wagons and smart containers in transit across the globe, through the use of dedicated sensors, an IoT network and a customized portal. Learn how the firm has digitalized its freight operations and transformed conventional rail wagons into intelligent wagons capable of managing any type of asset, while connecting rail freight to the rest of the multimodal supply chain.

1:15 PM
Steel Manufacturer Increases Security, Reduces Human Error via RFID
Before implementing a radio frequency identification solution, a steel manufacturer had used barcodes to identify products. Since migrating to RFID inlays for receiving, shipping and inventory tracking, the firm has dramatically reduced the risk of human error and all products can now be read with a single command. Hear how RFID has improved the safety of workers involved in the process of receiving products on the floor, increased inventory control and warehouse management, and optimized internal logistics processes

1:55 PM
Closing Remarks
Speaker: Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal