December 2013

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"Track and Trace in your Supply Chain" - a workshop organised by the "Ecologistics" project

As part of the European cooperation project Ecologistics with 12 partners from 6 different countriesCRP Henri Tudor held the 1st European workshop "Track and Trace in your Supply Chain" on November 5th, 2013.

The aim of this afternoon workshop, in which 20 professionals from the Luxembourg logistics sector took part, was to allow participants to share their experiences with supply chain tracking and tracing in order to build a demonstrator meeting the needs and requirements of SMEs in Northwest Europe.

Back to the event

The afternoon began with a number of presentations: Pierre Guernaccini from CRP Henri Tudor opened with a short introduction to Tudor and its Transport & Logistics innovation programme. Then Nicole Skirde-Vural, contact point for INTERREG IVB Northwest Europe programme in Luxembourg, detailed the history, the functioning and the funding of INTERREG projects.

Nicolas Stuyckens from GS1 followed with an introduction to the standard Electronic Product Code (EPC) and the added value it can bring to SMEs in terms of traceability, inventory management, customer satisfaction, etc. To conclude this first part, Thierry Van Ravestyn from UP Trace offered experience feedback on the integration of EPC in specific companies based on several case studies.

In a second step, Multitel and CRP Henri Tudor made two demonstrations of the possibilities offered by the EPC standard with interactive tools to model a supply chain with information display and flow modification in real-time.

Finally, a workshop on the needs and challenges of the supply chain regarding these new standards and these new technologies was led by Duan Hua and Pierre Guernaccini from CRP Henri Tudor.

European Workshops explain Ecologistics – More than Green Logistics


Transparency in a supply chain through a reliable and convenient tracking of an object in real time reduces transport costs and traffic, thereby improving both the cost and the environmental balance. Transparency also leads to further synergies within the company through tighter control of inventory levels or faster and more efficient order picking.

This is especially interesting for transportation and supply chains in the range of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) because latest technologies are available now that support small and flexible solutions without large investments but with high potential.

To track and capture automatic data about supply chain objects in real time, the Ecologistics project proposes the use of the Electronic Product Code (EPC) of the GS1 EPC Global Networks in combination with RFID tags on transported objects that can be read automatically even when they are piled on pallets.

Now, the Ecologistics project offers European wide workshops for interested companies to match the potential of the new technology with the needs of their business. Workshops will take place in Germany, in Belgium and in the Netherlands:

Date Country Institution Contact
15.01.14 France Euralogistic Jofrey Zamba
29.01.14 Germany IPL Jörg Bernarding
Jan./Feb. 2014 Belgium Multitel Yves de Blic
06.03.14 Netherlands TU/e Dmitry Krushinsky

The workshops will inform about logistics key activities with EPC added value and will visualize the benefits of the technology with the help of a “tangible table” (see picture) that offers an interactive, playful and vivid supply chain simulation. Key note speakers from GS1 and from ICT service providers will explain how EPC works and what it takes to implement it. The workshops are sponsored by the European Interreg IVb program and will be free of charge for all participants. The number of participants in each workshop is limited to 20 persons so that timely and binding registration by e-mail is advisable.

Optimisez votre logistique grâce au Code Produit Electronique (EPC)

Avant-propos : Le Code Produit Electronique, ou Electronic Product Code en anglais (EPC), est un identifiant unique permettant d'identifier un objet dans une chaîne de production.
« A la suite de l’implantation d’un système de traçabilité des palettes répondant au standard EPC ‘‘UHF Gen 2’&rsq, DHL et METRO ont pu réduire leurs litiges entrepôts / magasins de 20%. » ( Source : )

A l’initiative du POLE D’EXCELLENCE REGIONAL EURALOGISTIC dans le cadre du projet européen Interreg IV B ENO ECOLOGISTICS,
Nous vous proposons de découvrir ces outils générateurs de gains de productivité sur toute la chaîne logistique.

Programme prévisionnel :
- 17H00 - Présentation des standards EPC
- 17H30 - Retour d’expérience d’une entreprise
- 18H00 - Démonstration des outils
- 18H30 - Echanges entre les managers logistiques sur les potentialités d’application
- 19H00 - Synthèse et clôture de l’atelier de travail

Adresse : CAMPUS EURALOGISTIC - Centre tertiaire - Plate-forme Delta3 - Dourges (A1-Sortie 17-1)

Inscription obligatoire avant le 10 janvier 2014
Par mail :
Par téléphone : +33 (0)3 21 74 80 33 (M. Zamba)
(Accès et site :

Save the date - Workshop projet LaMiLo


"Quelle logistique urbaine pour le Luxembourg métropolitain ?"
Le Centre Henri Tudor organise le premier workshop de discussion et d’échange du projet LaMiLo concernant la logistique urbaine.
Ce workshop aura pour but de réunir les acteurs de la logistique à Luxembourg afin de définir les 3 préoccupations clés du secteur
Quand ?
07 février 2014, de 9h à 12h (+ Lunch)

Où ?
Technoport SA
9 avenue des Hauts-Fourneaux
L-4362 Esch-sur-Alzette - Belval

Inscription et informations :


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Read the “How to” Guide:

2. The new Gen2v2 interface standard Factsheet


3. GS1 Ratifies EPC Gen2v2, Adds Security Features, More Memory

The new version of the EPC Gen 2 UHF RFID standard provides such features as security, anti-counterfeiting cryptography, EAS functionality and privacy settings for consumers.
See more

4. French Utility Finds Turbine Components Fast

An RFID solution from Nexess allows Électricité de France to quickly locate replacement parts when a gas turbine fails, keeping downtime to a minimum.

See more

5. Bar Code & RFID Label Printing: Options for Printing from SAP

Generating bar code and RFID labels from the SAP environment is not always a straightforward process. The various versions and generations of SAP solutions are oriented to document printing and do not offer native support for most the specialized thermal printers used for bar code and RFID labeling. That means either the SAP solution or the printer has to be enabled to be compatible
Read the white paper

6. Discover the latest RFID applications :Smart shelves, smart showcases and real-time inventory,

AdvanShelf is a smart shelf system based on RFID UHF, that provides inventory in real-time, with high read-rate and high location resolution.

AdvanTrack is a RFID-based system that provides inventory in real time of all tagged items located in a given space.

Forklift tracking system by Q-Track
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