Digital Business or D-Business is an environment where nearly all physical and virtual assets in the value chain are digital.
Intelligent objects, are a part of end-to-end processes. Business is conducted by intelligent agents making decisions based on context provided by the IoT - Internet of Things. In order to improve productivity in the value chain, a Steel Mill decided to automate one of its warehouse using RFID technology. The project presented in this talk considers the historical benefits described in many business and use cases of RFID in several industries around product logistics over the last years and the vision D-Business. An existing RFID solution architecture based on the reference EPCGlobal/GS1 framework was modified in order to be extended to the IoT domain to fulfil these requirements. The project environment, the RFID automation strategies and the innovative IoT solution architecture are presented and discussed.
I have worked as a CTO / Business Manager in for 20 years Directing/Managing and providing innovative serialized tracking/tracing solutions of materials, products, personnel and assets, integrated to ERP´s (SAP/Oracle) to large enterprises including government. Amongst other experiences I have conducted and integrated complex projects in different industries and different areas such as supply chain, material management, production management, logistics, sales and distribution, CRM and corporate integration around middlewares for EPC/RFID IoT. In 2015, I have joined UFSCAR as a lecturer and researcher in Computer Engineering working with distributed systems technology with focus on IoT research and applications. I have a PhD in Computer Science and Post Doc from the University of Southampton – UK, a M.Sc. in Applied Physics and a B.Eng. In Electrical Engineering from the University of São Paulo – Brazil.