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1 Building Radio frequency IDentification solutions for the Global Environment BRIDGE An RFID project partly funded by the European Commission

2 © 2007 Building Radio frequency IDentification solutions for the Global Environment WP5: Anti-CounterfeitingWP6: Pharma TraceabilityWP7: Textile industryWP8: ManufacturingWP9: Reusable Asset MgtWP10: Products in Service WP11: Non-Food Item level WP4: Security WP3: Serial-Level Supply Chain Control WP2: Serial-Level Lookup Service WP1: Hardware Development WP12: Training Platform, Courseware & Certification WP13: Dissemination & Adoption Tools Technical Development Business Development Horizontal Activities WP15: Innovation policy and public policy WP14: Project management

3 © 2007 BRIDGE: Facts and figures A 3 year project Started on July 1st 2006 15 work packages Total estimated cost: 13 millions Total EU Funding: 7,5 millions

4 © 2007 BRIDGE Partners GS1 Global Office (Coordinator) China France Germany Poland Spain UK Labs/ Universities Cambridge ETH Zürich Fudan TUG Graz UPC Barcelona Solution Providers Bénédicta Carrefour gardeur Kaufhof Nestlé UK Northland Sony End users AIDA Centre AT4 wireless BT CAEN Confidex Domino JJ Associates Melior SAP UPM Raflatac Verisign UK 7 5711

5 © 2007 Technical Work Packages

6 © 2007 WP1: Hardware development Tasks Improvement of the capabilities of an RFID system by means of the hardware development 1.1-Sensor Enabled tags 1.2-Miniature tags 1.3-Metal and Dielectric objects tags 1.4-Low- Cost readers 1.5-High read-rate antennas for readers 1.6-Ambient- Intelligent RFID systems WP Partners: UPC, Cambridge, Fudan, AIDA, CAEN, UPM Raflatac, Confidex, AT4 wireless Source: WP1

7 © 2007 WP 2: Serial-Level Lookup Service Two categories of serial lookup data: Serial-lookup service: scalability, rapid response, robustness, security, implementation of authentication and access control policy serial-level master data recorded by manufacturer of the product (particular batches – ingredients – processing equipment) lifecycle event data (involved operations – sensor information) WP Partners: AT4 wireless, Cambridge, ETH, BT, SAP, AIDA, GS1 UK

8 © 2007 WP 3: Serial-Level Supply Chain Control Encapsulate information from EPC network, analyse the information and utilize it to enhance existing business processes and/or decision-making processes WP Partners: Cambridge, ETH, BT, SAP, Bénédicta Targeted Recall, Diversion, Shrinkage, Lost & Found, Asset Tracking, Condition Monitoring, Reconciliation,... BRIDGE WP3 Prototype EPC Network Discovery ServicesEPC Information Services Event Gathering Layer Non-probabilistic track & trace algorithms Probabilistic track & trace algorithms High-level Application Programming Interface (API) Graphical User Interface Business Applications internal database Human beings

9 © 2007 WP 4: Security (I) 3 main focuses in the WP: - security and privacy: analysis, requirement and dissemination - RFID system security and integrity - network infrastructure security WP Partners: BT, ETH, TUG, SAP, AT4 wireless, Bénédicta, UPC, CAEN, Fudan, UPM Raflatac, Confidex, GS1 UK

10 © 2007 WP 4: Security (II) Context and input framework of WP 4… Tag Security RFID Trusted Network Anti-Cloning Network Confidentiality Data Integrity WP1 HardwareWP 2 Serial Level Lookup Service WP3 Serial Level Supply Chain Control Requirements Analysis (based on WP) Joint Security Report

11 © 2007 Business Work Packages

12 © 2007 Approach of Business Work Packages Problem Analysis Requirement Analysis Business Case Pilot/ Trial Infrastructure/Application Base: EPC & EPCglobal Network

13 © 2007 WP 5: Anti-Counterfeiting –Develop a secure track and trace solution based on EPCglobal network infrastructure –Analyse the drivers and enablers of counterfeiting and product piracy, the supply and demand side of illicit trade –Requirement analysis of end-user, consumers, brand-owners and manufacturers (task will include the demands concerning an end-user EPC-based device to perform product checks) - Input from EU SToP project –Assessing the economical justification; build business case –Development of trial infrastructure WP Partners: SAP, ETH Zürich

14 © 2007 WP6: Pharma Traceability Pilot Implement a complete supply chain traceability system for pharma products to improve patient safety and increase supply chain efficiency in the branded and generic supply chain. Demonstrate a business case and the feasibility, cost efficiency, and interoperability of the technology suite, regardless of: –Pharma product packaging level and and product type –Serialised data tag (RFID or Data Matrix code)

15 © 2007 1. Analytical Approach 2. Empirical Study -Problem Analysis based on studies and field reports -Requirements Analysis Hardware, Software and processes -Develop a Business Case -Execution of an Empirical Study - analysis results - deployment of a pilot WP Partners: GS1 Germany, AIDA, UPC, Carrefour, gardeur, GS1 Spain, Kaufhof, Northland WP7: European Textile supply chain

16 © 2007 WP 8: Manufacturing Process Application –Examine the role of RFID in providing accurate and complete item level information in a timely manner to enhance the management of products in services –Problem analysis: identify business process improvements that are possible through RFID tagging on work-in-progress containers – specially in manufacturing processes –Requirement analysis: HW (types of tags/readers that are appropriate to business processes) + SW (existing systems and new decision system) –Business case and trial infrastructure WP Partners: Cambridge, Nestlé, SAP, BT

17 © 2007 WP 9: Reusable Asset Management Focus on the use of EPCglobal applications for the management of reusable logistic containers - how to develop a secure track&trace solution to cut the cost and increase efficiency Items: pallets, crates, barrels, gas cylinders, beer kegs, rail cars, trailers, etc. First steps: market description - defining the key actors in the market - providing figures on the market Approach: 1. Questionnaire will be circulated to container pools and providers 2. Description of current practices in terms of flows of goods, data and money Pilots and trials are planned WP Partners: GS1 France, Carrefour, GS1 Germany, Bénédicta

18 © 2007 WP 10: Products in Service (I) Business problem: the gradual loss of item level information during and after the point of manufacturing. The information associated with a particular product decreases. WP Partners: Cambridge, Sony, BT, Carrefour

19 © 2007 WP 10: Products in Service (II) Examine the role of RFID in providing accurate and complete item level information in a timely manner to enhance the management of products in services: -to conduct feasibility analysis of an RFID enabled information system for the whole lifecycle for a specific product type (e.g. TV) -to examine the type of information that needs to be captured when products are in service and maintenance -to conduct a requirement analysis, e.g. tags and type of information needed for maintenance and products in service –to determine a business case: the benefits of having accurate and complete product information on products in services against the cost of HW/SW –trial to prove the robustness of the EPC network for intra- and inter-communications to store, retrieve and filter product lifecycle information

20 © 2007 WP 11: Item Level Tagging for Non-Food-Products To understand how item level tagging will help to improve efficiency and provide better services for the customer: a) optimised order and forecasts with enhances visibility b) reduction of returns to suppliers c) improve inventory in store and warehouse d) decrease out of stocks e) lower shrinkage f) develop collaboration between partners Product categories: - cultural products: DVDs, books, SW, CDs video games - textile products WP Partners: Carrefour, Cambridge, GS1 France, GS1 Germany

21 © 2007 Training, Dissemination Innovation & Policy Work Packages

22 © 2007 WP12: Training Training activities (WP 12) – GS1 GO –To perform a Training Needs Analysis as to assess which course material needs to be developed for which target audience and in which format –Based on the Training Needs Analysis, to develop course material in a blended learning approach (eLearning, face-to-face training, trainers kits, syllabi, etc.) –To customize the existing GS1 eLearning platform (i.e. LEARN) as to ensure it fully support EPC/RFID student administration, tracking and certification for this project. –To assess whether a ISO 17024 business certificate can be delivered to the students attending the EPC/RFID courses developed in the framework of this project

23 © 2007 Concept animations - short videos Patient safety Apparel retailing Returnable Transport Items Shipping & delivery

24 © 2007 WP13: Dissemination Dissemination activities (WP 13) – GS1 GO –Concept animations: multi-media objects used for e-learning courses, presentations –Portable Demo: Demonstration software of the EPCglobal network –Economic impact: RFID market sizing study complemented by qualitative impact analysis –Portal: Public and Private web portal enabling dissemination and collaboration –Awareness: Study about consumer awareness of the technology –Roadshow: Information and material package to support conferences and workshop disseminating the results of the project

25 © 2007 Portable demonstration Interactive software package + Comprehensive user manual Pallet with RFID tags passing through portal

26 © 2007 WP15: Innovation & Policy Innovation and Policy (WP15) – GS1 UK –From RFID to the Internet of things: Annual report on how ubiquitous computing may develop, especially with regard to RFID and its application in a more pervasive network –RFID and public policy matters: Annual report on areas where RFID implementation affects public policy matters (Competitiveness, Governance, IPR and Anti-Trust, Privacy and Security, Health and Science, Environment and Waste, Communications, Spectrum, Research)

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