Supply Chain Track Presentation Recordings and Slides

By Mark Roberti

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Below you will find links to the recordings and slides from the Supply Chain Track sessions held during  RFID Journal Virtually LIVE! 2020.

 

Wed., Sept. 30, 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Breakthroughs in Smart Packaging: Revolutionizing the Link Between Manufacturers and Consumers
Automating supply chains is an accepted business practice and leads to improved operational efficiency and higher profitability. Internet of Packaging (IoP) technologies, such as RFID, barcodes, QR codes, and digital printing, have already been understood and adopted, and are beginning to emerge with new competitive market advantages. Inventory control, authenticity, security and the customer experience, are just part of what the Internet of Packaging has already begun to provide. Learn how the use of IoP can provide information about a particular product that a consumer needs to know before purchasing it, enhance the customer relationship and reveal data about a wide variety of concerns. Hear how the technology is being used to offer product authenticity, sustainability and powerful consumer experiences, in addition to measurable ROI.
Speaker: Edson Perin Editor  RFID Journal Brazil and IoP Journal Brazil

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Wed., Sept. 30, 3:15 PM – 3:45 PM
Volkswagen Brazil Improves Asset Utilization and Inventory Control With RFID and IoT
RFID Journal Award 2020 Winner: Best Manufacturing Implementation. Volkswagen do Brasil produces more than 23 million vehicles, exporting over 3.7 million vehicles, and producing domestic sales in excess of 19 million units. The company has three vehicle plants and one engine plant, as well as a widespread sales and distribution network, with more than 500 dealers. In addition to launching new cars, they must maintain the spare parts of old models for at least 10 years, often turning to external suppliers to produce parts. There are approximately 60,000 assets with suppliers, whose assets and production are managed by VW. The firm is using RFID and IoT technology to control asset utilization and improve inventory control. Key takeaways: Learn how the use of RFID has resulted in a 95% reduction on inventory count costs. Hear how the firm is controlling the inventory effectively and efficiently when the assets are at the supplier , thereby eliminating the possibility of black-market replication.
Speaker: Denis Pinto, Purchasing Executive, Volkswagen Brazil

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Wed., Sept. 30,  4:15 PM – 4:45 PM
Extending RFID Beyond Supply Chain
RFID powers retail store excellence and supply chain visibility, but how might it be used to extend the reach of product identity beyond the traditional supply chain? GS1 US will outline the benefits of applying the Digital Link Standard to align various ancillary identification platforms (e.g. QR codes, data matrixes, NFC, BLE, etc.) to build post-sales use cases that enhance customer experiences and brand and retailer touchpoints. Key takeaways: This session will also include a number of industry updates and resources.
Speaker: Jonathan Gregory, Director of Community Engagement, Apparel and General Merchandise, GS1 US

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Thurs., Oct. 1, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Ceramics Manufacturer Gains Efficiency With RFID
Ceramic dinnerware manufacturer Porto Brasil Cerâmica maintains a stock of more than 980,000 items. The company has reduced the time to count items on pallets from 40 minutes to 3 minutes, after the implementation of an RFID system. The technology is enabling the firm to gain greater inventory visibility and to reduce costly shipping errors. Key takeaways: The benefits of moving from a manual system to an automated system and how it enables the firm to reduce labor costs. Improved customer satisfaction by reducing errors.
Speaker: Ana Carolina Varaldo, Production Manager, Porto Brasil Cerâmica

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Thurs., Oct. 1, 10:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Transforming Logistics in Steel Manufacturing With RFID
RFID Journal Award Finalist: Best Logistics/Supply Chain RFID Implementation. In 2017 Brazilian steel manufacturer Gerdau won the RFID Journal Best Logistics/Supply Chain RFID Implementation award for its use of an RFID system to cut costs and increase production. Gerdau is the largest producer of long steel in the Americas, turning millions of tons of recycled scrap into quality steel serving the construction, industrial, agricultural and automotive sectors. The firm has expanded the initial project to their Ouro Branco mill and has created an environment of automatic traceability for movement of products and equipment, with a focus on automation of the receipt processes, inventory management and loading, thus enabling the digital transformation of its logistics processes. Key takeaways: Hear how the successful implementation of the project has proved that it is possible to use an RFID solution in metallic environments. Learn how the technology has provided Gerdau with digital end-to-end visibility, optimizing processes with abundant data generated, while ensuring sustainable use and avoiding waste.
Speaker: Marcio Kiyoshi Ouchi, Logistics Manager, Gerdau

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Thurs., Oct. 1, 11:45 AM – 12:15 PM
How to Take Inventory With Drones
A California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) research project has found that an RFID-enabled unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), or drone, can read tags attached to static inventory (for example, steel drills or utility pipes) at an accuracy rate of 95 to 100 percent. The research focused on capturing data for the purpose of equipment inventory tracking in oilfields, but also included other utility-based equipment in storage yards or at construction sites. Cal Poly will demonstrate in the exhibit hall, how the system could also be used to track dynamic inventory.
Speaker: Tali Freed, Professor, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Cal Poly SLO, Director, PolyGAIT, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

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