1 Cyril Ovely CTO Vxceed Technologies FZ LLC firstname.lastname@example.org RFID Case StudiesCyril OvelyCTO Vxceed Technologies FZ LLC
2 Agenda RFID Technology adoption issues Case Studies Solution ArchitectureVxceed
3 RFID adoption issues- Reliability Tags not robust, reliable and tamperproof = savings disappearConcurrencyTag alignmentRead ratesFixing of tagsNature of product and packagingEnvironment
4 RFID adoption issues- IT cost True cost of adoption is not so apparent at first.Cost of ERP upgrades, Integration both EAI and partner integration, server and network infrastructure, data management, setup and management of distributed reader networkWho pays?
5 RFID adoption issues- ROI Some Positive ROI industries and application areas: apparel retail, automobile, Parma, CPG suppliers.Retailers (Apparel)Improve Customer serviceDecrease top-line losses (5-15%)Locate mislaid products, deter theftPersonalized sales pitches in dressing room kiosksDecrease checkout labor
6 RFID adoption issues- ROI CPG suppliersVisibility of inventory and raw material flows reduce costsWarehouse labor costs reduction through efficient receiving, shipping and exception handlingVendor managed inventory to reduce stock out and inventory costsProducts tagged in factories can be tracked in supply-chain
8 Pastalini Foods Pasta manufacturing and repackaging Goals Real time visibility of inventory and Raw materialsAutomated receiving and shippingLocation of SKU’s in warehouseFork lift drivers are to be guided in picking and placement. (FIFO)Full integration with ERP system
9 Pastalini FoodsPilot tagging of pallets is sufficient but do we have a strong business case, ROI?Problem area split into two partsWarehouse receiving, put-away and pickingReal time inventoryPilot project involved tagging of all warehouse locations with tags embedded into floor and fork lift mounted reader and mounted wireless PDT with barcode scanner.
15 Large Container Company Container and rail wagon trackingCombined technology solutionActive RFID Tags on all wagon chassis loaded with containers3rd party GPS Tag on 1 wagon chassis per train consistRFID Reader Infrastructure at Terminals OnlyCustom Data collation platform and Asset Management System
16 Large Container Company Alerts:** PagerWeb Browser- Rake Build-Up- Container Loading- Train Out- Train In- Container Unloading- Rake DisassemblyAt The Terminals:Web Server /Web ServicesAMS associates containers, wagons & trainsto provide combined tracking eventsAsset Management SystemTracking by RFID- RFID on each Wagon Chassis- Container association to wagon- Wagon association to train- Train association to routeData collation PlatformIntegrates real-time RFID & GPS/GSMGPS/GSMLocationHHRFIDGSMHand-Held ReaderRFID Tag - battery poweredGSM Tag - battery poweredServiceHHHHRFIDRFIDRFIDGPS/GSMRFIDRFIDMumbai Terminal RFID TrackingTracking by GPS/GSM tagDelhi Terminal RFID Tracking- Single GPS/GSM Tag on single wagon chassisAssociation of single wagon to train provides implied location of allcontainers.- Periodic location update by GPS/GSM id.
17 Other- Work in progress Battery ManufacturerManufacture of car and truck batteriesProduct tracking through supply chainLarge transportation companyTransportation and Vehicle resellerTracking of 3000 buses during HajjA global airlineAutomated billing for Chauffer drive service
19 Solution Components MS BIZTALK XML WEB SERVICES ASP.NET; IIS MS SQL SERVERC#; ASP.NET; IIS
20 Vxceed’s offerings Hands-on experience in real world RFID Product and environment analysisHardware evaluation and procurementSelection of scalable architecture modelPlan and execute a replicable PilotImplementation and Integration to ERPPost implementation support