Achieving cost efficiencies through the automation of RFID

Mr Simon King, Director – RFID Business Development
Domino Printing Sciences Plc, United Kingdom


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Presentation Summary

  • How to successfully integrate RFID as an extension of existing track & trace operations whilst ensuring that all product identification technologies and controls are complementary
  • Reducing cost through automated RFID and the pros & cons of available technologies - choosing the right approach for your business
  • Improved product traceability today, cost advantage today and scaleable solutions for RFID - future proofing the investment
  • The benefits of commonality and global scale - technology, integration, communications and service

Speaker CV

Simon spent 7 years with the Chlor Chemicals Group of Imperial Chemical Industries Plc (ICI) in roles ranging from purchasing to business development for chlorine derivative based chemicals.
He then moved to Domino Printing Sciences Plc where he initially spent time successfully developing business within a number of UK markets. This was followed by relocation to the company's Asian headquarters in Singapore where he spent 3 years managing distributor and direct business operations throughout the Asian region. Simon then moved to Japan as Domino's General Manager and after a successful 4 year period building this business he moved back to the UK to become Managing Director of Alpha Dot Ltd and Strategic Business Unit Director of the new Outer Case Coding business group.
Simon is now focusing on further developing Domino's product portfolio, with specific emphasis on emerging RFID technologies. He is intent on ensuring that Domino offers its customers workable coding solutions that fully integrate RFID on a global scale.
Simon has a BA (Hons) Degree in Business & Finance (Manchester University), a Diploma of Marketing (CIM) and a 1st Degree MBA in International Business Management from Royal Holloway (London).

Company Profile

Domino is one of the world's leading companies in the development, production and support of equipment for coding and marking.The company was founded in 1978 in Cambridge, the centre of the United Kingdom's high technology industry. Domino's initial focus was on the commercialisation of continuous ink jet (CIJ) technology. Since then Domino have not only radically developed CIJ, but also added a number of coding technologies, such as valve-jet printing, drop-on-demand (DOD) printing, laser coding and fume extraction to further extend the product portfolio. Domino's core focus remains the application of advanced coding and marking technologies for customers across an extensive range of industries.
Domino has always been market led, with customer requirements at the centre of all aspects of its operations.Working with and listening to clients has enabled Domino to consistently meet the ever-growing requirements for coding and marking from businesses across the world.
Domino's technologies are applied in four main areas:
Primary packaging
Businesses often need to apply a product or batch code, a best-before date, traceability data or consumer information onto primary packaging. The number of different packaging materials and formats onto which customers need to print is extensive, ranging from aluminium cans to PET bottles, blister packs to glass jars, HDPE to card and countless others.
Secondary packaging
Companies in many sectors have to apply product identification, both human-readable and in bar-code format, to their secondary packaging, which includes cardboard boxes, cardboard trays and plastic or multi-wall sacks.
Product coding
Where full traceability is required or where no further packaging will be used, codes can be applied directly onto products, such as eggs, cables or window profiles.
Commercial printing
The wide range of applications within this sector includes the addressing of direct mail, printing serial or customer identification numbers on newspapers or magazines and the application of serial numbers to credit cards and car park tickets.

Speaker Biography (Simon King)

Simon is the Director of Domino's Global Integrated Solutions Business Group, with headquarters in the UK and operations throughout North America, Europe and Asia.
With 15 years experience in the industry, Simon has managed a number of Domino's channels and run product based strategic business units. He is currently focused on ensuring that Domino is at the forefront of the developing Track, Trace and product authentication industry.