Retail and Apparel

Solution-Provider Session: SML - Examples of How Item-level RFID is Becoming Essential for Effective BOPIS Models for Retailers
Wed, Sep 30th, 2020 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM EDT
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 ...
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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.SpeakerDean FrewChief Technology Officer and Senior VP for RFID Solutions, SMLDean Frew is the Founder of SML Intelligent Inventory Solutions (formerly Xterprise, purchased by SML in 2013). He is responsible for driving SML’s RFID Tags and Solutions strategy, and runs the RFID solutions division, based on his 20+ years of experience delivering RFID solutions to retailers and brand owners around the global.
Retail and Apparel
Solution-Provider Session: Getting retail digital transformation right
Wed, Sep 30th, 2020 1:30 PM - 2:10 PM EDT
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 ...
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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 stores. This digital transformation has been hyper charged with the customer at the center asking for ever increasing agility and transparency. Will you be ready with the right tools to improve inventory visibility and availability, powering alternative fulfilment models? Join Kris Barton, Avery Dennison’s Director, Market Development, Intelligent Labels, in our latest webinar on RFID and its ability to future proof the retail sector.SpeakerKris BartonDirector, Market Development, Intelligent Labels, Avery Dennison Kris Barton has been in the RFID industry for 20 years working in a variety of industries. Over the past nine years at Avery Dennison, he has been focused on the use of RFID in the retail store and supply chain. His experience includes working with brands and retailers to identify the key benefits of implementing RFID technology and unlocking the strategic business impact of inventory accuracy. He has an undergraduate degree in Business, and a minor in Logistics, from Penn State and an MBA from The University of Florida.
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Tommy Hilfiger Improves Visibility and Reduces NOF (Not on Floor) With RFID
Wed, Sep 30th, 2020 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
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 ...
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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 room. After successfully piloting the program at eight stores, the firm implemented the technology at 243 retail locations throughout the United States and Canada. Key takeaways: Learn how Tommy Hilfiger designed and constructed its "RFID Rooms" to preclude the need for shielded locations at its offsite warehouses. Understand how the firm has built a robust RFID program that provides additional value to its overall business.View PowerPoint PresentationSpeakers:Joseph TodaroSVP, Planning/Allocation/Merchandise Operations - Tommy Hilfiger 
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Can Retailers Be Omnichannel-Ready Without RFID?
Wed, Sep 30th, 2020 3:15 PM - 3:45 PM EDT
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 ...
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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 in-store are essential. Yet, many retailers struggle to efficiently and effectively offer a true omnichannel experience. Key takeaways: This session will present the empirical results of an Omnichannel Ready Assessment of several major retailers. In the assessment, the study examines the role of RFID in their readiness and answers the question: can a retailer be omnichannel ready without RFID?View PowerPoint PresentationSpeakerDr. Bill HardgraveProvost and Vice President - Auburn UniversityDr. Bill Hardgrave currently serves as Sr. Vice President and Provost at Auburn University. In 2005, Dr. Hardgrave founded the RFID Lab/Research Center which became the world’s leading center for examining the business value of RFID. He has worked with numerous companies, including Walmart, Macy’s, Dillard’s, and Target, on a variety of retail projects. Dr. Hardgrave is an accomplished scholar—having published several books and more than 85 articles—and is considered a thought leader in the field of RFID. In recognition for his contributions, Bill has received the Ted Williams Award from AIM Global as the most influential researcher in the field of RFID and the Special Achievement award from RFID Journal for his overall impact on the field.
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Retailer Reduces Operating Costs With RFID
Wed, Sep 30th, 2020 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM EDT
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 ...
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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 center in a few seconds and guarantees the products will be shipped to the stores efficiently. Key takeaways: Learn how RFID has decreased errors and improved efficiency. Hear how Havan’s operating costs have fallen and the firm is becoming more competitive in the market.View PowerPoint presentationSpeakerAlexsandro VanancioRFID Product Owner - Havan 
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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 ...
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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.View PowerPoint PresentationSpeakerDr. 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.
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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 ...
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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.View PowerPoint PresentationSpeakerJohan StenstromSupply Chain Developer - Stadium AB
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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 ...
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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.View PowerPoint PresentationSpeakerSusan PichoffSenior Director - Industry Engagement, Retail Apparel and General Merchandise - GSI US
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