Developer Day 2016 - Forum 2 | RFID System Integration

26 May 2016
Forum 2
Developer Day

Software and Integration
Successful Projects

19th of September 2016 | 11:30am until 6:00pm
Then Evening Event: Open Kitchen and Live-Musik

What does make a RFID project successful? This question is inevitably at the centre of attention as soon as the use of RFID technology is planned. Not only the properly functioning hardware and software decide on the success of an RFID roll-out, but also the expertise of experienced system specialists. Thus, the RFID tomorrow 2016 opens a second forum for the first time at the Developer Day and puts integrators and system experts with their experience from realized projects on the big stage.

All lectures are spoken in English.


From 11:30am - 1:00pm

Accreditation, Working Lunch in the Exhibition


1:00pm - 1:25pm

Industry 4.0 Transforms Business: CPS and Complementary Innovations as Drivers for a Paradigm Shift in Industrial Information SystemsEnglish spoken

Prof. Alexander PflaumProf. Alexander Pflaum

Head of the Center for intelligent objects ZIO at the Fraunhofer Instituit for Integrated Circuits IIS, Fraunhofer Instituit for Integrated Circuits IIS

Cyber-Physical SystemCyber-physical systems are at the heart of Industry 4.0. Nevertheless, complementary innovations like mobile and cloud computing, data analytics, and digital social networks are needed to open up the benefits and to make the technology work. From a systems point of view this leads to a paradigm shift in information systems. We have to expect totally new IT infrastructures leading to data-driven “smart” services, bringing additional value to the customer and changing business models in a fundamental way. The talk first discusses examples and shows how business model thinking helps to understand what is happening in science and industrial practice right now.

Cyber-Physical System

1:25pm - 1:50pm

From Vision to Reality: Magna Steyr is on Its Way to the Smart factory With RFID & OthersEnglish spoken

Franz WeghoferFranz Weghofer

Project leader – Smart Factory, Magna Steyr

Smart FactoryTo improve production, the virtual factory interacts with the real factory in real-time at Magna Steyr in Graz. Processes in the production are observed by the digital factory using real-time monitoring. The collected information is analyzed for innovation potential using big data algorithms and then optimized in real-time simulations. The results are reported back to the production and are implemented simultaneously. RFID technology makes it possible to generate a holistic integrated solution for sharing information. Clients and suppliers want real-time access to production information. As a result, RFID is already used in containers, in FTS, and in real-time tracking of vehicles in the yard management of the manufacturing site. For the future, an RFID gate is planned that identifies the supplier components via transponders.

Smart Factory

1:50pm - 2:15pm

RFID Tracking at its Best
Perfect Intermodal Loading Processes at Ford in CologneEnglish spoken

Gerhard GanglGerhard Gangl

Managing Director and Co-Founder, 7iD Technologies

Trimodal RFID trackingAbout 1,700 vehicles leave the place of production in Köln/Cologne every day. So the demand to automate and optimize Ford's distribution process is huge. However, in order to save production costs and ensure manufacturing quality, RFID systems in the automotive industry in particular need to work one hundred percent effectively (7 days a week, 24 hours a day). 7iD Technologies will illustrate how a high risk project like this has been successfully realized from a system integrator perspective. Gerhard Gangl, Managing Director and Co-Founder of 7iD Technologies, will also give answers about how and why Ford extended their RFID system step by step from finished vehicle tracking in 2008, truck loading in 2010, ship consignment in 2013, up unto train shipment in 2015. Furthermore, he will explain how 7iD’s solution looks and what the key activities are to gain sustainable success with RFID technology. The importance of a strong and flexible middleware, and information on how 7iD‘s software convinced Ford will complete the session, before there will be the final lessons learned overview and advice given. Last but not least, since lots of buzzwords like "Industry 4.0", "Big Data" and "IoT (Internet of Things)" are covered, everyone is invited to an extended Q&A session.

RFID Tracking

2:15pm - 2:40pm

Successful Industrial RFID System Integration With Innovative Processes and Technologies and More at Nokian Tyres and PerstorpEnglish spoken

Martti PinomaaMartti Pinomaa

Business Development Manager, Benelux & UK, Vilant Systems

RFID Backend System IntegrationSuccessful ways to integrate industrial RFID systems to customer backend systems - from single readpoints, to fork lift RFID readers, to the centralized RFID server & WMS/MES systems. Case 1: Nokian Tyres, who implemented fully automated real time production tracking. Case 2: speciality chemicals producer Perstorp, who implemented UHF RFID for intralogistics with SAP back-end. The system includes fork lift RFID, automatic labelers, and centralized integration to SAP and MES backend systems.

RFID Backend
System Integration

2:40pm - 3:05pm

Demands on RFID System Integration
What Does an Integrator Provide, and Where Are the Limits? Answers Are Given Through Examples of Successful Projects in the Automotive IndustryEnglish spoken

Thorsten BraasThorsten Braas

Sales Manager, Winckel

Core tasks of a system integratorWhat are the core tasks of RFID system integration today? They include the selection of appropriate hardware and labels, measurements at the customer site, the significance of relevant data standards, the implementation of middleware, and device management for interface adaptation. The requirements regarding RFID system integration have changed considerably and require strong IT expertise. The lecture gives an insight into the inner workings of today‘s RFID systems integration using examples of successfully rolled out applications.

Core Tasks of a
System Integrator
Coffee Break

3:10pm - 3:45pm

Coffee Break in the Exhibition


3:45pm - 4:10pm

RFID-based tool management in cleanrooms – How chip manufacturer Infineon optimised the organization and handling of special toolsEnglish spoken

Frizzi SeltmannFrizzi Seltmann

Marketing Manager, Kemas

RFID-based tool managementFor the production of wafers and chips under cleanroom conditions special tools, such as testing and measuring devices, toolboxes, measuring vehicles or ladders, are necessary for the maintenance of the production machines. In case they are not available or cannot be used long search and waiting times are caused alongside delays in the workflow and unplanned repairs. Inefficiencies throughout the whole value chain are the result. Intelligent RFID-based self-service systems from KEMAS have made the usage of these special tools within the production areas of Infineon in Dresden (Germany) transparent. Availability has improved and response times to repair demands have accelerated. Workflows have gained in quality. Authorizations and access regulations are clearly defined. The tool handling has become standardised and savings potential becomes visible through the logged usage history.

RFID-based tool management

4:10pm - 4:35pm

Inventory accuracy and item locating combined with improved customer service and analytics!
Benelux retailers have it all with innovative overhead RFID reader technologyEnglish spoken

Drs. Sander MerkxDrs. Sander Merkx

Partner, Mieloo & Alexander

Omni-Channel StrategyHandheld-based RFID deployments demonstrate the value of RFID technology to radically improve shop floor inventory accuracy – widely recognized as key to a successful omni-channel strategy in fashion & apparel. But although inventory-taking is a fast process, it remains dependent on store employees, and eventually suffers from complacency and quality degradation. Overhead reader technology makes RFID systems hands-free, and additionally offers item-level location and movement information that – when combined with advanced big data analytics - provides a wealth of information on consumer behaviour in stores similar to that which is achieved online. In this presentation, Mieloo & Alexander will cover several pilots and roll-outs at Benelux-based retailers that have first-hand experience with these technologies.

Omni-Channel Strategy

4:35pm - 5:00pm

Raising added values in the retail supply chain
RFID tunnel readers accelerate reliable processes at distribution centersEnglish spoken

Dominik BroschDominik Brosch

Global Account Manager, Checkpoint Systems

RFID tunnel solutionsLeading European apparel retailers rely on RFID tunnel solutions in the distribution center (DC). Why? Because the RFID deployment enables the successful implementation of omni-channel strategies. RFID is the basis for ensuring an integrated process automation from the DC to the POS. Exclusive insights into implemented solutions illustrate as examples of how the use of RFID improves shipment accuracy, reduces workloads and costly vendor chargebacks, and increases throughput at store operations.

RFID tunnel solutions

5:00pm - 5:25pm

Omni channel enabled by NFC and RAIN RFID (UHF)
The solution for enhanced customer experience and increasing salesEnglish spoken

Robert PaulusRobert Paulus

RFID Technical Solution Manager, NXP Semiconductors Austria

Improved Retailing ProcessesWhy does an NFC tag, that is applied on products in addition to a pre-existing UHF tag, increase the consumer experience while shopping and simultaneously boost the e-commerce? Because NFC is the „missing link“: UHF RFID has its benefits for the supply chain management and the inventory transparency in the stores, but only with NFC can the customer be actively involved while shopping. If a product is not available in the desired color or size, the customer can order it at the online shop of the store via smartphone by tapping the NFC sticker. An authenticity check of products via NFC is possible as well.

Improved Retailing Processes

5:25pm - 5:50pm

Track & Connect: How a single device allows fashion retailers to track & trace items while interacting with the customer at the same time. Easily!English spoken

Matthijs van
der WegMatthijs van der Weg

CEO, Invengo by Intellifi

RFID and iBeacons in RetailInvengo by Intellifi Smartspots combines RFID and iBeacon technology in the same cloud platform to allow you to track and trace fashion items on the floor and to interact with customers. The JSON-based Brain API enables the fastest integration of identification and localization services into your application. Learn about the powerful combination of RFID and iBeacon, whether you want to do real-time inventories, item localization, shopping analysis, or visualization of personalized content.

RFID and iBeacons in Retail
Evening Event

6:00pm - 10:00pm

Evening Event: Open Kitchen and Live-Musik

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