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Intelligent Manufacturing and Manufacturing Quality Control Pilot for KOSKINIDIS by SENSAP

END USER

The KOSKINIDIS SME provides integrated packaging solutions, which are tailored to their customer needs. Typical examples of the KOSKINIDIS products include ground stands, stands for different types of confectioneries, food packaging (Hot-foil stamping and holograms, Easy Open tearing tape, Window patching, Spot-UV Varnish), Cylinder-shaped packages and more. Quality is at the heart of the company’s activities. The company invests on its ability to retain high quality in all their products and services, as expected by their customers, and aims at using cutting-edge technology and significant know-how. The deployment of the RFID pilot in the scope of the RFID-ROI-SME project is fully in-line with these investments.

SOLUTION PROVIDER

SENSAP (S.A) is the solution provider for this pilot, its main activities are:

  • Integrator of AutoID/RFID solutions
  • Customer Base of SME manufacturers
  • Target Domains/Applications:

    • Manufacturing
    • Logistics
    • Supply Chain Management

PURPOSE OF THE PILOT

The main objective of the pilot will be to apply RFID technologies for the automated identification and traceability of the company’s manufacturing processes, comprising source materials, machines, as well as finished products.

To this end, the company intends (in the scope of the pilot) to tag its source materials, machines, as well as end-products. In conjunction with an RFID middleware system, this tagging will allow the company to access associations of products with both their row materials, as well as the (machine-based) manufacturing steps that led to their production. In addition, the company will be able to represent its manufacturing processes (end-to-end) in the form of workflows involving process steps, source materials and finished products. These RFID empowered workflows will be then used for:

  • Process benchmarking and continuous process improvement, through identifying and measuring all the steps across the manufacturing lifecycle, as well as their performance;
  • Improved quality control of finished products through the ability to audit the collection of raw materials and processes that have led to a particular result/product;
  • The ability to inventory (and, if needed, faithful reproduce) processes that lead to certain results and meet certain customer specifications;
  • Increasing the company’s agility and flexibility in terms of managing its manufacturing processes with the overall goal of continuous process improvement.

END USER APPLICATION

Overall, the deployment of an RFID system for manufacturing control is expected to increase the company’s ability to support:

  • The production and distribution of all its products based on the agreed specifications, with special emphasis on the conformity of all products, the control of processes and the adherence to all relevant terms;
  • The induction of all quality improvements in its products and processes based on the feedback provided by its customers;
  • The assurance of an organized training framework for all its employees with special notice on quality awareness and health and safety matters;
  • Continuous improvement is all aspects of its business and the instigation of these towards all its partners;
  • Constant communication with all its customers so as to be constantly aware not only of their needs but also those of their customers, in matters of quality, innovation and support.
  • Constant cooperation with all partners, so as to reassure that the level of quality is equally high in all parts of the supply chain.

Objects tagged

Description

Encoding

Units of Raw Materials

The tag will represent the class, the instance and quantity (measure) of the raw materials items

SGTIN (Serialized Global Trade Identification)

Production Assets/Resources

The tag will correspond to the serial number of the production asset or resource (e.g., cutting machine) of the company

GIAI (Global Individual Asset Identifier)

Products Units (Finished, Semi-Finished and/or Stored)

The tag will represent the class, the instance, the quantity and serial number of the produced unit.

SGTIN (Serialized Global Trade Identification)

Logistics Unit (Disposable or not)

The tag will correspond to the serial number of each logistic unit, which comprises units of finished or semi-finished products.

SSCC (Serial Shipping Container Code)

Lifecycle of the tagged items

1.Receiving and importing materials

2.Tagging raw materials, resources (i.e., equipment, labor, tools), and semi-finished products

3.Reserving materials and other production resources

  • As part of a production order comprising several production phases;
  • In response to a batch of customer orders.

4.Execute items production

  • Using “tagged” materials, resources, and semi-finished products;
  • Based on a well defined production workflow.

5.Packing and storing items

  • Within tagged pallets and/or containers;
  • Resources Released.

6.Full traceability of materials, resources, semi-finished products, finished products (SSCC level)


7.In the end, the company knows (accurate information about):

  • Exact resource usage
  • Accurate stock of materials and semi-finished products
  • Quality of produced items

TECHNOLOGY

SENSAP’s JavaEE AutoID-Driven BAM Suite:

  • Modular
  • Configurable
  • Scalable
  • Low-Cost

As well as partly licensing ASPIRE modules.

SENSAP’s JavaEE AutoID-Driven BAM Suite