Block Chain

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 ...
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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.View PowerPoint PresentationSpeakersJonathan 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
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 ...
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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.View PowerPoint PresentationSpeakersSowmya 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
RFID and Blockchain