Michael Brand is a logistics professional with STEUTE’s Industrial Wireless automation and control business unit. He has more than 11 years’ experience in supply chain management with Transdata Software GmbH & Co. KG, Federal Express Europe Inc. and DB Schenker - specializing in materials management, process management and smart manufacturing. In his current role he has been helping manufacturing firms (e.g. automotive, sporting goods, turnkey kitchen manufacturers) implement wireless switch and event sensing networks to capture real-time production/logistics information and integrate it into the firm’s IT infrastructure. Recent projects have involved a variety of ERP platforms including warehouse management systems (WMS), condition monitoring systems (CMS), production data acquisition (PDA), inventory management systems (IMS), and production planning and control (PPC). His passion is to help manufacturers utilize this new wireless technology and related software to establish and/or enhance their intra-plant logistics, optimize production, lower costs, and increase productivity.