Wednesday Agenda


To access the on demand session recordings, click on the session that you are interested in to view a video of the recording. Remember, the on demand session recordings are available through Oct. 30!


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Welcome and Introduction/2020 - A Catalyst For Change, Sponsored by Avery Dennison

2020 has been a year of significant change for us all. Never before has the supply and demand of products been under such scrutiny. What has previously been considered “behind the curtain activity” has now become a commonplace discussion on what is happening with...

2020-09-30 Keynotes
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Neste Uses RFID-Enabled Unstaffed Stores to Increase Sales

Finnish energy company Neste has deployed an automated, unstaffed store at several of its fueling stations to allow shoppers to select and pay for goods, and then leave—all without requiring a sales associate. The company is leveraging UHF RFID tags on products and...

2020-09-30 Keynotes
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Deter, Detect, and Diagnose Damage in Your Supply Chain With RFID, Sponsored by SpotSee

Did you know, globally, that there is 2.3 trillion dollars in shipping damage every year? That’s 2% of all products shipped. In this session, you will learn how to cut supply chain damage by 50% by adding insights into when and where damage is occurring...

2020-09-30 Keynotes
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Lockheed Martin Advances the “Flightline of the Future” Through Asset Visibility

RFID Journal Award 2020 Winner: Best Logistics/Supply Chain RFID Implementation. As one of the world's leading systems integrators, Lockheed Martin delivers comprehensive training and logistics solutions to prepare military personnel for the most complex...

2020-09-30 Keynotes
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Solution-Provider Session: IDENTIV - When IoT Meets Wellness: Intelligent RFID Makes Healthcare Simpler, Smarter, and Safer

RFID is making the world increasingly more digital, allowing us to connect billions of everyday items in the IoT. When we add flexible RFID to wellness, healthcare, and pharmaceuticals, the benefits (quite literally) change lives. Authentication, anti-counterfeiting,...

2020-09-30 Health Care/Pharmaceuticals
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Solution-Provider Session: STMicroelectronics’s Upgrades Reader IC: Boosting Reader Performance to 800 Tags Per Second

The ST25RU3993 RAIN® (UHF) RFID reader IC received an upgrade to help reader manufacturers boost product performance and provide additional functionality. This session will cover the product’s main features, including multi-protocol support for the 840-960 MHz UHF...

2020-09-30 Manufacturing
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Solution-Provider Session: SML - Examples of How Item-level RFID is Becoming Essential for Effective BOPIS Models for Retailers

Open to all conference attendees, this session will provide real-life examples of successful deployments, including in-depth discussions of both time-tested and emerging solutions.Speaker  Dean Frew  Chief Technology Officer and Senior VP for RFID...

2020-09-30 Retail and Apparel
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Solution-Provider Session: Omni-ID - Sense IoT Devices – The Future of Tracking, Monitoring, Sensing and Data Gathering

Omni-ID launched a range of intelligent and powerful IoT devices in early 2020. The Sense range has models focusing on Asset Management/Logistics and Conditioning Monitoring harnessing the power of BLE and LoRaWAN. Since the launch Omni-ID have launched ...

2020-09-30 Internet of Things
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Solution-Provider Session: Semtech - LoRaWAN in Logistics

Semtech’s LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN protocol simplify smart supply chain and logistics use cases to track highly valued assets in transit. Due to its long range and low power consumption and GPS-free geolocation abilities, LoRaWAN enables...

2020-09-30 Internet of Things
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Solution-Provider Session: Strength in Stability and Innovation: How HID is Leading Technology Development and Market Position

Choosing a technology or solution is easy, choosing a vendor you can trust can be challenging. Join this session to gain insights into HID’s strategic position and vision that is leading industry conversation and quickly adapting to market changes. Furthermore, learn...

2020-09-30 Manufacturing
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Solution-Provider Session: Getting retail digital transformation right

Times have changed and so have customers’ expectations. E-commerce has boomed with the pandemic, and retailers feel the pressure to deliver faster within a more flexible, agile and sustainable 360-degree omnichannel delivery model across fulfillment centers and...

2020-09-30 Retail and Apparel
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Unipac Increases Inventory Accuracy to 98%

Unipac , a division of the Jacto Group in Brazil, has adopted a combination of UHF, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and RFID technologies together with QR Codes, enabling the firm to achieve an inventory accuracy levels of 98%. Unipac, a leader in the plastic...

2020-09-30 Manufacturing
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Tommy Hilfiger Improves Visibility and Reduces NOF (Not on Floor) With RFID

RFID Journal Award Finalist: Best RFID Retail Implementation. Fashion company Tommy Hilfiger is using radio frequency identification technology to improve its inventory visibility and reduce the amount of time associates spend searching for products in the back...

2020-09-30 Retail and Apparel
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Future-Proofing Health Care With AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly growing in popularity throughout various industries, and its potential impact in the health-care sector is genuinely life-changing. Driving innovations in clinical operations, drug development, surgery and data management,...

2020-09-30 Health Care/Pharmaceuticals
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Breakthroughs in Smart Packaging: Revolutionizing the Link Between Manufacturers and Consumers

Automating supply chains is an accepted business practice and leads to improved operational efficiency and higher profitability. Internet of Packaging (IoP) technologies, such as RFID, barcodes, QR codes, and digital printing, have already been understood and...

2020-09-30 Supply Chain/Logistics
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The Current State of the Internet of Things

In this session, get a brief summary of the status of the Internet of Things and learn how connected devices are making a real impact across a growing number of industries. Key takeaways: Hear some examples of the IoT in use today, as well as the technology's...

2020-09-30 Internet of Things
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BAE Systems Improves Manufacturing and Inventory Capability With RFID

BAE Systems, an international defense, aerospace and security company, has deployed three RFID-enabled projects in its Electronic Warfare Integrated Manufacturing Center (EW-IMC): automated point-of-use (POU) material inventory replenishment, automated asset...

2020-09-30 Defense/Aerospace
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Developing an RFID Strategy for Manufacturing

RFID can deliver a great deal of benefits to manufacturers in many different areas, but without coherent strategies, companies often wind up deploying the technology piecemeal, only to find that it fails to meet their longer-term needs. This session will explain how to...

2020-09-30 Manufacturing
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Can Retailers Be Omnichannel-Ready Without RFID?

In order to satisfy today’s consumers and to effectively compete, retailers need to be omnichannel ready. Omnichannel features such as buy online pickup in-store (BOPIS), ship from store (SfS), research online buy in-store (ROBIS), buy online, and buy...

2020-09-30 Retail and Apparel
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Johnson & Johnson Improves Product Availability For Orthopedic Loaner Sets With RFID

RFID Journal Award 2020 Winner: Best Health-Care RFID Implementation. Getting the right products at the right place at the right time is critical to the orthopedic loaner set replenishment process at Johnson & Johnson Supply Chain (JJSC). Orthopedic...

2020-09-30 Health Care/Pharmaceuticals
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Volkswagen Brazil Improves Asset Utilization and Inventory Control With RFID and IoT

RFID Journal Award 2020 Winner: Best Manufacturing Implementation. Volkswagen do Brasil produces more than 23 million vehicles, exporting over 3.7 million vehicles, and producing domestic sales in excess of 19 million units. The company has three vehicle plants...

2020-09-30 Supply Chain/Logistics
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Transforming Manufacturing With IoT

Today, new products are churned out at a rapid pace and require uninterrupted, efficient communication between production facilities for smooth production. Manufacturers need to accurately monitor all of their assets throughout the supply chain to avoid...

2020-09-30 Internet of Things
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IT Asset Management: Increasing Efficiency With AIT and ITAM

AIT (Automatic Identification Technology) is a more secure and efficient way of tracking, monitoring and managing information technology (IT) hardware and software assets throughout their entire life cycle, across the enterprise. Key takeaways: Learn how the...

2020-09-30 Session Presentations
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Networking Break

Networking Break

2020-09-30 Sponsor Led Sessions
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Linking RFID to PLCs to Automate Manufacturing

RFID technology is not only about identifying and tracking items, but also about automating processes and enabling machine-to-machine communication. The Auto-ID Lab at the University of Memphis will demonstrate, in the exhibit hall, how RFID systems can be used...

2020-09-30 Manufacturing
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Retailer Reduces Operating Costs With RFID

Havan, one of the largest department store chains in Brazil, with stores in over 17 states, is using RFID-enabled technology to reduce costs and increase efficiency. The technology helps to authenticate the arrival of the correct goods to the distribution...

2020-09-30 Session Presentations
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Preventing Patient Injuries With Wearable Sensors

A recent study by CDC found out that among older adults, falls are the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries. As mobile and personal health devices gain in popularity, increasing amounts of data are collected via embedded sensors, such as...

2020-09-30 Health Care/Pharmaceuticals
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Extending RFID Beyond Supply Chain

RFID powers retail store excellence and supply chain visibility, but how might it be used to extend the reach of product identity beyond the traditional supply chain? GS1 US will outline the benefits of applying the Digital Link Standard to align various...

2020-09-30 Supply Chain/Logistics
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Improving Traceability With IoT-Enabled Smart Trailers

This session will explore how companies are using Internet of Things (IoT) enablement of semi-trailers for autonomous traceability (with or without connection to a power unit), load management, and the monitoring of various aspects of trailer performance and...

2020-09-30 Internet of Things
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NOAA Uses RFID to Track Fish at High Speed in Washington Dam

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)has launched a passive low-frequency (LF) RFID tracking system at the Lower Granite Dam's Ogee spillway. The system captures the unique identity of thousands of salmon and steelhead at a distance of 1...

2020-09-30 Defense/Aerospace
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Bar-side Chat: Join Industry Leaders to Discuss the State of the Market

RFID Journal's editor, Mark Roberti, and several leading RFID solution providers will have an informal discussion about the state of the industry. Learn which solutions are selling, which industries are investing more in RFID and which applications are hot. You’ll...

2020-09-30 Keynotes