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Every breakthrough needs a beginning: how to start with RFID
Thu, Oct 1st, 2020 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM EDT
We believe that products purchased in the future will have a digital identity that enables it to connect with the internet – and everything else. And intelligent labels will be a core foundation of this connectivity. Join this ...
Avery Dennison, label converter workshop, rfid
We believe that products purchased in the future will have a digital identity that enables it to connect with the internet – and everything else. And intelligent labels will be a core foundation of this connectivity. Join this session to gain an introduction on how to benefit from RFID-enabled intelligent labels, conjure possibilities and beckon tomorrow.SpeakersJasper ZonnenbergSenior Director, Global RFID Inlay Sales and Market Development, Intelligent LabelsJasper Zonnenberg leads our Global RFID Inlay Sales and Market Development. His global team is driving RFID adoption through go-to-market strategies in these evolving market segments, leveraging Avery Dennison's converter network and leading position in pressure sensitive labels and RFID inlay manufacturing. Jasper started his career in the paper industry in 1999 and joined Avery Dennison in 2004. He has served in roles of increasing responsibility, starting in operations and supply chain. In 2012 he transitioned into marketing by becoming the leader of Specialties (Select). Most recently, he was Global Director, Filmic Product Lines for Avery Dennison’s Label and Graphic Materials division. Jasper holds a degree in Management Science and Engineering from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands.DJ LeeDirector, Channel Sales, Intelligent Labels DJ Lee heads up the RFID Channel Sales organization with the objective of creating a solid pipeline of business activity and identifying new growth areas for Avery Dennison RFID beyond apparel. Prior to assuming this role, DJ worked across a number of divisions at Avery Dennison, from research and development to technical marketing. After graduating from University of Illinois, DJ earned a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from The Ohio State University. DJ and his team have been instrumental in not only building and strengthening our strategic channel partners, but also leading us into new emerging markets.
Label Converter Workshop Live Webinar
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Railroad Equipment Manufacturer Boosts Efficiency, Traceability and Cuts Costs
Thu, Oct 1st, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM EDT
RFID Journal Award Finalist: Best Manufacturing RFID Implementation . Railroad equipment manufacturer Stadler Winterthur has developed a hybrid UHF RFID- and QR code-based system that automatically collects data about the ...
Manufacturing, rfid
RFID Journal Award Finalist: Best Manufacturing RFID Implementation. Railroad equipment manufacturer Stadler Winterthur has developed a hybrid UHF RFID- and QR code-based system that automatically collects data about the materials going into the assembly of each of its railcar bogies (train undercarriages), as well as the individual doing the work, thereby boosting efficiency and traceability. Learn how the system allows the firm to provide project-specific instructions to its workers, capture data about production, and enable maintenance-based information collection for its rail-service customers. Hear why Stadler Winterthur expects to realize a return on the company's investment within 2 years.SpeakerSebastian Kohl Process Engineer, Stadler Winterthur Sebastian Kohl finished his master’s study in 2012 in Business Engineering, with a focus on machine building. After studying, he worked for Licatec as process planner and later became a teaching assistant for industrial projects at the University of Applied Science in Luzern. In 2016 he joined Stadler as process engineer.
Manufacturing
Beyond Inventory Management: RFID in Visual Merchandising
Thu, Oct 1st, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM EDT
Tracking retailer inventory levels and out-of-stocks is among the most frequent uses of radio frequency identification. One Italian men's clothing retailer has completed a successful pilot using the technology to provide ...
apparel, retail, rfid
Tracking retailer inventory levels and out-of-stocks is among the most frequent uses of radio frequency identification. One Italian men's clothing retailer has completed a successful pilot using the technology to provide visibility into how well its merchandise performs at specific store display locations. The retailer tracked what was displayed in each area of a store, then compared the net profit from the sale of each piece of merchandise against the cost of displaying that item. Key takeaways: Understand how the RFID tag reads, as well as the data culled from those read events, enabled the firm to optimize its merchandizing in the store. Learn how the test-site stores, using the RFID data to better manage their displays, achieved an increase in sales.SpeakerDr. Antonio RizziFull Professor - Industrial Logistics and Supply Chain Management - University of ParmaSince 2005, Antonio Rizzi has been employed as a full professor of logistics and supply chain management in the University of Parma's Industrial Engineering Department. His scientific interests are mainly related to logistics and supply chain management. In recent years, Dr. Rizzi's research has focused on the application of advanced auto-ID and data-sharing technologies for supply chain management, such as RFID and the Internet of Things.
Retail and Apparel
Disabled Services Organization Improves Efficiency With NFC
Thu, Oct 1st, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM EDT
U.K.-based disability services organization Leonard Cheshire is using a NFC-based solution to manage the servicing of 30,000 assets across 159 sites throughout the United Kingdom, ensuring that it meets safety standards, ...
health care, pharmaceuticals, rfid
U.K.-based disability services organization Leonard Cheshire is using a NFC-based solution to manage the servicing of 30,000 assets across 159 sites throughout the United Kingdom, ensuring that it meets safety standards, promptly addresses any problems and reduces the amount of time workers spend filling out paperwork. Key takeaways: To meet the needs of the U.K.'s disabled population, Leonard Cheshire not only provides housing but must manage each facility and the related care equipment used within. The organization needs to know that all equipment is compliant with regulations, if and when it was physically inspected, and whether there are problems at any specific sites. Learn how the use of the technology has reduced labor hours, increased the speed at which goods are repaired and improved safety.SpeakersJon-Paul ShrosbreeHSE Support Officer, Health & Safety Policy - Leonard CheshireKarl MonetHealth, Safety and Environmental Manager - Leonard Cheshire
Health Care/Pharmaceuticals
Ceramics Manufacturer Gains Efficiency With RFID
Thu, Oct 1st, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM EDT
Ceramic dinnerware manufacturer Porto Brasil Cerâmica maintains a stock of more than 980,000 items. The company has reduced the time to count items on pallets from 40 minutes to 3 minutes, after the implementation of an ...
logistics, rfid, supply chain
Ceramic dinnerware manufacturer Porto Brasil Cerâmica maintains a stock of more than 980,000 items. The company has reduced the time to count items on pallets from 40 minutes to 3 minutes, after the implementation of an RFID system. The technology is enabling the firm to gain greater inventory visibility and to reduce costly shipping errors. Key takeaways: The benefits of moving from a manual system to an automated system and how it enables the firm to reduce labor costs. Improved customer satisfaction by reducing errors.SpeakerAna VaraldoProduction Manager - Porto Brasil Cerâmica
Supply Chain/Logistics
Chain Integration Project (CHIP)
Thu, Oct 1st, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM EDT
Blockchain was a logical next step after Auburn University’s research in 2018 found that over a dozen retail and brand partners were able to identify significant value for RFID in the upstream supply chain. In 2019 the ...
blockchain, rfid
Blockchain was a logical next step after Auburn University’s research in 2018 found that over a dozen retail and brand partners were able to identify significant value for RFID in the upstream supply chain. In 2019 the group implemented a blockchain solution to quickly and accurately share data between the supply chain partners. Key takeaways: Learn how this solution can be used to overcome the supply chain’s hesitancy to share detailed supply chain data. Hear the results of the pilot project.SpeakersJonathan GregoryDirector of Community Engagement, Apparel and General Merchandise - GS1 USAs the Director of Community Engagement of Apparel and General Merchandise at GS1 US, Jonathan Gregory facilitates collaboration among brands, retailers, and their supply chain partners to optimize the use of GS1 Standards in the retail industry. With a focus on leveraging item level radio frequency identification (RFID) for inventory accuracy, Mr. Gregory draws on his first-hand implementation experience to help companies achieve unified commerce and create the optimal consumer experience. Prior to his work with GS1 US, Mr. Gregory worked 8 years as an RFID Consultant and Program Manager for Checkpoint Systems, where he deployed retail RFID solutions for several Fortune 500 companies. Also, as RFID Solution Manager during his 10-year tenure at Computer Sciences Corporation, he deployed RFID solutions in the Aerospace Industry. He was responsible for analyzing RFID tag performance and durability, overseeing project implementations, designing enterprise solutions, developing new business, and providing operational guidance. Mr. Gregory earned his Bachelor of Science, Management Information Systems degree from the University of Connecticut, and holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is a Six Sigma Green Belt, is RFID+ certified by CompTIA, and has his Artificial Intelligence certification from the MIT Sloan School of Management. Justin PattonDirector, RFID Center - Auburn UniversityJustin Patton oversees the RFID Lab at Auburn University, a research institute focused on the business case and technical implementation of RFID and other emerging technologies in retail, supply chain and manufacturing. He has participated in most of the seminal business case research for RFID in the United States for retailers, and is currently researching upstream supply chain benefits of RFID in both retail and manufacturing. Justin is one of the primary developers of the ARC program, the first and most widely utilized international performance validation system for RFID, and is currently working to help standardize the process of testing and certifying RFID performance in all aspects of the retail supply chain.
RFID and Blockchain
Improving Proof of Identity and Competence in the Construction Industry
Thu, Oct 1st, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM EDT
NOCN Job Cards, part of the NOCN Group, provides proof that an individual has achieved the required training, or theory and practical tests, and competence-based qualifications for the type of work they carry out, ...
construction, energy, rfid
NOCN Job Cards, part of the NOCN Group, provides proof that an individual has achieved the required training, or theory and practical tests, and competence-based qualifications for the type of work they carry out, primarily in the U.K. construction industry. Each type of card issued represents different levels of testing or training and competence to operate specific equipment. There are numerous different roles in construction and each of these have different requirements to show competency. In this session hear how the firm implemented NFC-enabled cards to improve security by proving identity and competence, as well as reducing printing costs and plastics usage. Key takeaways: Learn how the cards have additional functionality beyond proof of identity and competence. Future uses, including the possibility of delivering training materials, measuring time and attendance and equipment track work logs.SpeakerMark BucktonExecutive Director of Job Cards and Services - NOCN Job Cards, NOCN ServicesMark started in construction in 2005 managing a variety of projects and programmes. Mark managed the Exam Board, Cskills Awards, and transferred it to NOCN in August 2017 taking up the role of Head of Construction for the Organisation. He successfully purchased the CPCS Card Scheme. When it was transferred to NOCN Mark became the Executive Director of Job Cards and Services. This also covers the delivery of the Scaffolding industry card scheme CISRS.
RFID in Energy and Construction
Every part plays its part: selecting inlays and chips
Thu, Oct 1st, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM EDT
Choosing the right inlay and microchip to power an RFID tag is among the most critical decisions that converters need to make for each customer. The right chip depends on the amount of memory, privacy features and other ...
Avery Dennison, label converter workshop, rfid
Choosing the right inlay and microchip to power an RFID tag is among the most critical decisions that converters need to make for each customer. The right chip depends on the amount of memory, privacy features and other capabilities your customer might need. The appropriate inlay depends on the application needs, the read distance required and other factors. Learn how to sort through the options and select the appropriate transponder and inlay for your customer’s needs.SpeakersElizabeth SowleSr Manager Global Applications EngineeringElizabeth Sowle has been on the leading edge of RFID technology since 2004, working to develop innovative RFID tag solutions. Elizabeth joined Avery Dennison in 2011 as an RFID Engineer, and since then has transformed the Intelligent Labels Technology Center in Miamisburg, Ohio, into a world class provider of testing and knowledge in the field. Elizabeth leads a globally located team of engineers involved with both product development as well as customer focused testing and small scale POCs. Elizabeth is also responsible for running the university engineering co-op program, which aims to nurture and develop new talent in the IoT technology space. Elizabeth holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan and is working towards an MBA at the University of Cincinnati.Hal HikitaHead of Product Line Management, Intelligent LabelsHal Hikita leads the group that manages the portfolio and lifecycle for IL's RFID and sensor products. Specifically, this group aligns product portfolio and business strategy; defines product roadmaps, requirements, and priorities; fosters and commercializes product innovations; and enables successful product launches and adoption. Prior to joining Avery Dennison, Hal served as Smartrac Technology's Senior VP of Global Product Management and Marketing for RFID products and IoT solutions. Hal gained RFID and materials experience early in his career while serving as lead engineer for various commercial and advanced R&D programs at Boeing. After Boeing, Hal went on to serve in various leadership and management consulting roles related to high-tech product development, management, marketing and business development including product management lead for Dassault Systèmes' life and materials sciences division responsible for a portfolio of predictive and IoT solutions, and Chief Operating Officer/SVP for an early stage RFIC semiconductor company. Hal holds an MBA degree and an MSc in Aerospace Engineering, both from the University of Southern California.
Label Converter Workshop
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BAE Systems Improves Asset Tracking With RFID in U.K.
Thu, Oct 1st, 2020 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM EDT
BAE Systems, an international defense, aerospace and security company, is in the process of deploying an RFID asset-tracking system at 20 manufacturing buildings located across three different sites in the United Kingdom. ...
Manufacturing, rfid
BAE Systems, an international defense, aerospace and security company, is in the process of deploying an RFID asset-tracking system at 20 manufacturing buildings located across three different sites in the United Kingdom. The project was implemented to improve asset location accuracy and stock-checking, and to reduce the impacts upon production for missing or lost tools. The firm used two pilot projects to gauge the success of the system and hardware design. During the pilots, detection issues were investigated and improved methods of tagging were developed, depending upon asset material type. Key takeaways: Learn how the firm worked with its key supplier to improve detection ranges through innovation and improved hardware, increasing its location accuracy and stock-checking, while reducing the risks of missing or lost tools on the production line. In addition, hear how the use of RFID technology may be further improved in the future.SpeakersThomas CopelandData Analyst & System Administrator - BAE SystemsTony WilsonHead of Asset Management - BAE Systems
Manufacturing
Stadium AB Improves Inventory Accuracy With RFID
Thu, Oct 1st, 2020 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM EDT
RFID Journal Award Finalist: Best RFID Retail Implementation. Stadium AB has successfully carried out an RFID pilot to manage fast rotations of products ranging from kayaks to apparel to shoe laces. Headquartered in ...
apparel, retail, rfid
RFID Journal Award Finalist: Best RFID Retail Implementation. Stadium AB has successfully carried out an RFID pilot to manage fast rotations of products ranging from kayaks to apparel to shoe laces. Headquartered in Sweden, Stadium AB sells retail sportswear and training clothes, as well as sports-related merchandise and has stores located throughout Europe. For the pilot, the firm tagged products at its distribution center and used sled readers to interrogate the tags as they were applied. The tags were then read upon receipt at the two participating stores, and periodically throughout the days following, during inventory counts. Key takeaways: Hear how the use of the technology improved inventory accuracy to about 98 percent and provided in-store staff with confidence in what inventory they have onsite. Learn how the improved inventory accuracy allows the company to more easily adopt the omnichannel model of sales online since it can be sure products are where the software indicates they are.SpeakerJohan StenstromSupply Chain Developer - Stadium AB
Retail and Apparel
Transforming the Vaccine Supply Chain With IoT
Thu, Oct 1st, 2020 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM EDT
CSafe Global provides thermal, temperature-controlled air cargo containers designed to deliver drugs and vaccines to global destinations within specific temperature ranges. The firm has thousands of active air cargo ...
health care, pharmaceuticals
CSafe Global provides thermal, temperature-controlled air cargo containers designed to deliver drugs and vaccines to global destinations within specific temperature ranges. The firm has thousands of active air cargo containers which are used to move vaccines and other products in controlled conditions supporting the life-sciences market. Internet of Things (IoT) sensors built into its temperature-controlled containers, enables its customers, life science companies and shippers, to view and manage conditions at which products travel, as well as their location at any given time. With vaccines now under development and in clinical trials to address the problem of COVID-19 transmission, learn how CSafe Global is poised to be part of the solution in distributing vaccines to those who need them.Speaker:Tom WeirCOO - CSafe Global
Health Care/Pharmaceuticals
Transforming Logistics in Steel Manufacturing With RFID
Thu, Oct 1st, 2020 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM EDT
RFID Journal Award Finalist: Best Logistics/Supply Chain RFID Implementation. In 2017 Brazilian steel manufacturer Gerdau won the RFID Journal Best Logistics/Supply Chain RFID Implementation award for its use of an RFID ...
logistics, rfid, supply chain
RFID Journal Award Finalist: Best Logistics/Supply Chain RFID Implementation. In 2017 Brazilian steel manufacturer Gerdau won the RFID Journal Best Logistics/Supply Chain RFID Implementation award for its use of an RFID system to cut costs and increase production. Gerdau is the largest producer of long steel in the Americas, turning millions of tons of recycled scrap into quality steel serving the construction, industrial, agricultural and automotive sectors. The firm has expanded the initial project to their Ouro Branco mill and has created an environment of automatic traceability for movement of products and equipment, with a focus on automation of the receipt processes, inventory management and loading, thus enabling the digital transformation of its logistics processes. Key takeaways: Hear how the successful implementation of the project has proved that it is possible to use an RFID solution in metallic environments. Learn how the technology has provided Gerdau with digital end-to-end visibility, optimizing processes with abundant data generated, while ensuring sustainable use and avoiding waste.SpeakerMarcio Ouchi Logistics Manager - Gerdau
Supply Chain/Logistics
RFID Strategies for End Users in the Energy Industry
Thu, Oct 1st, 2020 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM EDT
Despite its potential for driving business value, RFID creates significant demands on an organization. This session explained how to minimize risks while increasing the likelihood of a well-executed project. From early-stage ...
construction, energy, rfid
Despite its potential for driving business value, RFID creates significant demands on an organization. This session explained how to minimize risks while increasing the likelihood of a well-executed project. From early-stage analysis through implementation, there are tools and methods that every corporate IT or project manager can use to ensure success. Speaker Mark Roberti Founder & Editor - RFID Journal Mark Roberti is a journalist with 25 years of experience covering business and technology. He launched RFID Journal from a spare bedroom in his home in March 2002. Today, it is the leading source of news and analysis about radio frequency identification and its many business applications. More than 200,000 people around the world visit the RFID Journal Web site each month, and RFID Journal LIVE!, the company’s annual conference and exhibition in the United States, has become the largest gathering of RFID vendors and end users in the world. Prior to launching RFID Journal, Roberti was a senior writer at the Industry Standard and managing editor of InformationWeek. His work has appeared in Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, The International Herald Tribune, The New York Times and many other publications.
RFID in Energy and Construction
Unlocking new market opportunities for label converters
Thu, Oct 1st, 2020 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM EDT
RFID is profoundly transforming multiple industries and is opening up a whole realm of emerging segment opportunities for Intelligent Labels such as: pharma, automotive and logistics. The presenter will provide insight into key ...
Avery Dennison, label converter workshop, rfid
RFID is profoundly transforming multiple industries and is opening up a whole realm of emerging segment opportunities for Intelligent Labels such as: pharma, automotive and logistics. The presenter will provide insight into key case studies and explore trends for RFID growth for those segments: capturing efficiency, transparency, and welcoming new level of certainty.SpeakersPatrick EichstädtDirector Industry Business EMEA, Intelligent Labels Patrick Eichstädt heads the Intelligent Labels Industry business in EMEA. In this role he takes responsibility for Business Development, Sales and Technical Support for the Avery Dennison Intelligent Labels industry business in the region. Prior to Avery Dennison’s acquisition of Smartrac, Patrick held the role of VP Sales EMEA at Smartrac Technology GmbH. Prior to joining Smartrac, Patrick was a COO to Viastore Software GmbH, a company focused on warehouse management and material flow control systems development, implementation and vertical integration for warehouse automation. Prior to this position, Patrick held various management and executive positions in the B2B IT industry, including international roles in and outside Europe since 1994. Patrick holds a degree in Public Administration from the University of Konstanz, Germany.Jordi BaetaMarket Development ManagerJordi Baeta is the market development manager for EMEA within the Intelligent Labels team. His work is to promote and develop Avery Dennison RFID technologies into new markets and support channel partners on addressing their customers’ requirements. Understanding their challenges and developing new use cases. He graduated as Telecommunications Engineer in 1988 and developed his career in identification and labelling industry combining both commercial and technical skills. He has been with Avery Dennison since November, 2005 supporting the deployment of RFID from the early days. Working for more than 10 years with major European Apparel Retailers on their RFID adoption process and focused in developing other markets during the last 4 years.
Label Converter Workshop
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The Blockchain Supply Chain: Improving Traceability and Logistics Processes
Thu, Oct 1st, 2020 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM EDT
Blockchain enables companies to record every event or transaction within a supply chain. This information can then be shared in a secure, transparent and efficient manner. What are the challenges of implementing a ...
blockchain, rfid, supply chain
Blockchain enables companies to record every event or transaction within a supply chain. This information can then be shared in a secure, transparent and efficient manner. What are the challenges of implementing a blockchain system? AIM has put together an expert panel that will answer that question and more. This group of experts will share their experiences in utilizing blockchain applications with AIDC technologies, such as IoT and RFID, and discuss how blockchain improves the traceability and reliability of information.SpeakersSowmya VaradarajanIndustry Solutions and Business Development - IBMSowmya is a versatile marketing and technology innovator with 20+ years of global experience, enabling digital solutions across a variety of enterprise and consumer markets. As a Business Development executive at IBM, Sowmya is focused on assisting clients in leveraging Cognitive, Blockchain & IoT solutions to digitally reinvent their business and create value; including supply chain digitization, connected cars/products/spaces, digital marketing, mobile commerce, consumer engagement, mobile technology, and collaboration.Therese MyersCEO - InfratabSowmya is a versatile marketing and technology innovator with 20+ years of global experience, enabling digital solutions across a variety of enterprise and consumer markets. As a Business Development executive at IBM, Sowmya is focused on assisting clients in leveraging Cognitive, Blockchain & IoT solutions to digitally reinvent their business and create value; including supply chain digitization, connected cars/products/spaces, digital marketing, mobile commerce, consumer engagement, mobile technology, and collaboration.Scott AustinSenior Executive Vice President - Americas, Everledger
Live Webinar
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Networking Break
Thu, Oct 1st, 2020 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM EDT
Networking Break
networking, rfid, Session
Networking Break
Sponsor Led Sessions
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Intelligent Labels: enabling transparency, visibility and sustainability across the entire supply chain.
Thu, Oct 1st, 2020 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
RFID drives efficiencies across the supply chain and makes it possible to see every product at every stage of its journey: from manufacturing, logistics, backroom to store. The presenter will explore how digital ID technologies ...
Avery Dennison, label converter workshop, rfid
RFID drives efficiencies across the supply chain and makes it possible to see every product at every stage of its journey: from manufacturing, logistics, backroom to store.The presenter will explore how digital ID technologies solutions enable companies to verify an item's journey across the entire supply chain, from its source to its final destination, and pinpoint any trouble spots along the way, minimizing risk and cost. In this session you will also discover how digital ID technologies offer the possibility for true systemic change, improving efficiencies and reducing waste across the supply chain from source to consumer. We will also look at the sustainable manufacturing and material choices. All made possible with RFID.SpeakerLisa PikeDirector, Ecosystem Strategy & DevelopmentIn her role as Director of Ecosystem Strategy and Development, Lisa Pike takes responsibility for defining the ecosystem strategy of Intelligent Labels, and for managing key strategic partnerships to foster the strategy’s adoption on a global scale. Before joining Avery Dennison in 2019, Lisa served in alliance management and business development positions at Canonical and IBM. Lisa holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management from Carnegie Mellon University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Stern School of Business at New York University.
Live Webinar
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Proper Tag Data Improves the Bottom Line
Thu, Oct 1st, 2020 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM EDT
RFID connects billions of everyday items to the internet, enabling businesses and consumers to identify, locate, authenticate, and engage each item. RFID can benefit the bottom line of a wide range of businesses by ...
Manufacturing, rfid
RFID connects billions of everyday items to the internet, enabling businesses and consumers to identify, locate, authenticate, and engage each item. RFID can benefit the bottom line of a wide range of businesses by improving operations, as well as leveraging competitive edge services through the use of automated identification. In this session hear from leading authorities in the latest standards and learn why your system must be able to distinguish your tags from other tags to efficiently benefit from additional tag features, like additional item data at the edge, sensors data and tag data integrity/authenticity. Hear how improvements in RFID can make your services more cost efficient to deploy, operate and maintain.SpeakersBertus Pretorius Solutions Architect - LicenSysBertus believes in the power of open source code and federation of data within Automated Identification, Intelligent Transport Systems and Internet of Things. He specialises in applied security, data interfaces and performance specifications. Bertus is the editor of 5 ISO/IEC standards and a leading expert in the RAIN RFID Alliance.Claude TetelinDirector AIDC - GSI Global OfficeClaude Tételin is a strong advocate of implementation of standard based RFID solutions for more than 20 years. He is involved in numerous ISO committees and is the chairman of the European committee for standardization of AIDC technologies (CEN/TC225). Since January 2019, he joined GS1 Global Office as Subject Matter Expert for EPC/RFID standards and applications.
Manufacturing
Southern Fried Cotton Reduces Customer Chargebacks By 98.8%
Thu, Oct 1st, 2020 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM EDT
American clothing brand Southern Fried Cotton (SFC) has leveraged an RFID system to automatically capture data about what is being shipped for each order. SFC's introduction to RFID came with a request to tag its products ...
apparel, retail, rfid
American clothing brand Southern Fried Cotton (SFC) has leveraged an RFID system to automatically capture data about what is being shipped for each order. SFC's introduction to RFID came with a request to tag its products with EPC UHF RFID tags from one of its large retailer customers. The solution is designed to prevent errors and increase efficiency at its wholesale location in Clemson, S.C. Learn how the firm leveraged a technology more commonly deployed by big companies, which resulted in bringing its customer chargeback rate down by 98.8 percent, increasing its warehouse efficiency and achieving an ROI within less than a year.SpeakerSusan PichoffSenior Director - Industry Engagement, Retail Apparel and General Merchandise - GSI US
Retail and Apparel
Hospital Uses RFID to Improve Visibility of Operating Room Uniforms and Control Inventory
Thu, Oct 1st, 2020 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM EDT
RFID Journal Awards Finalist: Best Health-Care RFID Implementation . Jewish General Hospital, an acute-care teaching hospital with 637 beds in Montreal, Quebec, Canada is effectively using RFID technology to track and ...
health care, pharmaceuticals, rfid
RFID Journal Awards Finalist: Best Health-Care RFID Implementation. Jewish General Hospital, an acute-care teaching hospital with 637 beds in Montreal, Quebec, Canada is effectively using RFID technology to track and replenish its inventory of operating room (OR) uniforms. Although often overlooked, the hospital designed and implement an improved logistics uniform distribution system within the facility to provide control of the inventory by stabilizing the demand for uniforms. Takeaways: Learn how the technology is controlling the inventory and preventing losses and theft while ensuring the availability of all sizes at all times for all OR personnel. Hear why technology also improves infection control and prevents cross-contamination in the operating room.SpeakersDavid DiachidosChief of Laundry and Linen Service - Jewish General HospitalDavid Diachidos is the Chief of Laundry and Linen Services for the West-Central Montreal Integrated Health and Social Services Network, consisting of hospitals, long-term care facilities and rehabilitation centers. He posses a Bachelor of Science degree, a Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt and is currently in the process of completing an Executive MBA.Georges BendavidTechnical Services Director - CIUSSS West-Central Montreal
Health Care/Pharmaceuticals
How to Take Inventory With Drones
Thu, Oct 1st, 2020 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM EDT
A California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) research project has found that an RFID-enabled unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), or drone, can read tags attached to static inventory (for example, steel drills or utility ...
logistics, rfid, supply chain
A California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) research project has found that an RFID-enabled unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), or drone, can read tags attached to static inventory (for example, steel drills or utility pipes) at an accuracy rate of 95 to 100 percent. The research focused on capturing data for the purpose of equipment inventory tracking in oilfields, but also included other utility-based equipment in storage yards or at construction sites. Cal Poly will demonstrate in the exhibit hall, how the system could also be used to track dynamic inventory.SpeakerTali FreedProfessor, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Cal Poly SLO, Director, PolyGAIT - Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Supply Chain/Logistics
Enhancing Safety, Security and Safeguards of Nuclear and Other Radioactive Materials
Thu, Oct 1st, 2020 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM EDT
In this presentation, the speaker describes the ARG-US (meaning watchful guardian) remote monitoring systems technology developed by Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne) under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy ...
construction, energy, nuclear materials, rfid
In this presentation, the speaker describes the ARG-US (meaning watchful guardian) remote monitoring systems technology developed by Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne) under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy Packaging Certification Program, Office of Packaging and Transportation, Office of Environmental Management. Over the past 12 years, Argonne has developed, demonstrated, and deployed two patented technology systems: the smart drum technology and the remote area modular monitoring (RAMM)/TRAVELER, with the goal of enhancing the safety, security, and safeguards (3S) of nuclear and other radioactive materials, including spent nuclear fuel and high-level waste during storage, transportation and disposal. Highlights are provided for selected use cases of ARG-US remote monitoring systems in critical facilities, tracking and monitoring nuclear cargos during vehicle and rail shipments, hands-on exercises in training courses on transport security, and a brief discussion of future directions. Key takeaways: Learn how the use of ARG-US remote monitoring systems technology to enhance safety and security of other risk-significant materials Learn how Argonne National Laboratory and DOE are transferring the technology for commercialization.SpeakerDr. Yung LiuSenior Nuclear Engineer and Manager of the Packaging Certification and Life Cycle Management Group, Decision & Infrastructure Sciences Division - Argonne National Laboratory Yung Y. Liu, ScD, Nuclear Engineering, MIT, is Senior Nuclear Engineer and Manager of the Packaging Certification and Life Cycle Management Group, Decision & Infrastructure Sciences Division, Argonne National Laboratory. He is responsible for managing a portfolio of research and development programs supported by the US Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) programs with industry, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, Japan. He interacts frequently with staff at government agencies, industries, other national laboratories, and the IAEA on technical and regulatory issues related to the safety, security, and safeguards of nuclear and other radioactive hazardous materials, including spent nuclear fuel and high-level waste. Dr. Liu has over 35 years of experience as principal investigator, theorist, experimenter, innovator, educator, and manager of various materials and engineering programs related to nuclear fission, fusion, and advanced fossil energy systems. More recently in the last decade, he has been leading the development and applications of the patented ARG-US (“The Watchful Guardian”) radiofrequency identification (RFID)/CommBox, Remote Area Modular Monitoring (RAMM)/TRAVELER systems technology for tracking and monitoring high-risk and high-value materials during storage and transportation, as well as in aging management and application of advanced surveillance technology for extended storage and transportation of spent nuclear fuel.
RFID in Energy and Construction
USPTO Saves Over $1,000,000 Every Year Using RFID to Track IT Assets
Thu, Oct 1st, 2020 2:15 PM - 2:45 PM EDT
RFID Journal Awards Finalist: Best RFID Implementation (Other Industry) . The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has deployed an RFID asset-tracking to monitor more than 120,000 IT assets at multiple ...
it assets, keynote address, rfid
RFID Journal Awards Finalist: Best RFID Implementation (Other Industry). The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has deployed an RFID asset-tracking to monitor more than 120,000 IT assets at multiple locations. USPTO is a performance-based federal government agency, funded by the fees charged for filing patent applications and trademark registrations. Before the RFID solution was implemented, field technicians had to manually update asset-location information, spending roughly 7,700 hours a year managing assets rather than reviewing revenue-generating applications. Key takeaways: Learn how the use of RFID technology has enabled USPTO to automatically monitor the movements of the assets, reducing error costs by 54% and slashing loss prevention costs by 98%. Also hear how USPTO is saving approximately 11,132 labor hours every year, after installing the system.SpeakerTom KingProject Manager - USPTOTom King is the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s subject matter expert for the Asset Management and RFID programs. During his 36-year federal career, he has focused on system development and integration. In his current role, he is leading the agency’s initiative to incorporate RFID technology to improve accountability and accuracy in tracking assets and supplies.
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RFID Journal Awards Ceremony
Thu, Oct 1st, 2020 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
The RFID Journal Awards recognize companies that have distinguished themselves by their successful use of radio frequency identification (RFID) or Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, or the introduction of a valuable new ...
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The RFID Journal Awards recognize companies that have distinguished themselves by their successful use of radio frequency identification (RFID) or Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, or the introduction of a valuable new RFID/IoT product or services. In this session the winners will be announced in the following categories: Best Retail RFID/IoT Implementation Awarded to the retailer demonstrating the best use of RFID technology to improve its store or supply chain operations. Finalists: • Boticário Group • Stadium AB • Tommy Hilfiger Best Manufacturing RFID/IoT ImplementationAwarded to the manufacturer demonstrating the best use of RFID technology to improve its production or supply chain operations. Finalists: • Grand Paris Express • Stadler Winterthur • Volkswagen do Brasil Best Logistics/Supply Chain RFID/IoT ImplementationAwarded to the organization demonstrating the best use of RFID technology to improve logistics or supply chain efficiencies, or deliver better services to customers. Finalists: • Ca' del Bosco Winery • Gerdau • Lockheed Martin Best Health Care RFID ImplementationAwarded to the health care provider demonstrating the best use of RFID technology to cut costs or improve patient outcomes. Finalists: • Ankara City Hospital • Jewish General Hospital • Johnson & Johnson Best RFID/IoT Implementation (Other Industry)Awarded to the organization demonstrating the best use of RFID technology to cut costs, improve efficiencies or otherwise improve the way it does business. The winner will be from an industry other than retail, manufacturing, health care or logistics. Finalists: • Centre for Railway Information Systems • The REME Charity • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Best Use of RFID/IoT in a Product or ServiceAwarded to the end-user company using RFID technology to enhance an existing product or service. The winner will be the company that demonstrates how it is using RFID to provide additional value to its customers. Finalists: • CompX Security Products • SportCor • Stanley Black & Decker Best New ProductAwarded to the RFID technology hardware, software or service provider chosen by a team of judges at RFID Journal LIVE! as the best new product or service at the event. To qualify, the product or service must have been introduced after the last RFID Journal LIVE! concluded on April 5, 2019. Finalists: • Avery Dennison/Smartrac Eagle Green Tag• EMMicroelectronic's em|echo-V product-authentication solution • Fujitsu's ultra-rugged WT-A543 washable UHF RFID tag • Metrc's wearable RFID reader • PervasID's Flow Ranger RFID reader • Printronix Auto ID’s T6000e RFID printer • RF Controls' CS-490 antenna • RFRain's RFR-RAIN-4-SMART-ADV smart reader • Identiv's Eco-Friendly RFID and NFC Tags• SpotSee's ShockWatch RFID sensor • Times-7's Packing Station antenna Special Achievement AwardAwarded to the individual who has contributed to the RFID industry. It can be given to an end user, researcher, vendor, inventor, standards developer or anyone else who have contributed to the advancement of the entire RFID industry. 2020 recipient is: Dr. Tali FreedDr. Tali Freed, an associate professor of industrial and manufacturing engineering, for her years of leadership at the PolyGAIT-RFID Research and Development Laboratory.
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