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RFID in Europe
15 October 2013
Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal
|09:05||The State of RFID Adoption in Europe|
In this presentation, RFID Journal's Mark Roberti will bring attendees up to date regarding the state of adoption in Europe, share insights into which industries are adopting RFID most quickly, and explain which factors are currently driving adoption. As RFID Journal's editor, Mark Roberti has had a unique view of the RFID industry's development around the globe. This session will also provide an overview of the European RFID market, including future projections and the opportunities the industry is facing in 2013 and beyond.
|09:50||Expert Panel: Managing Change Via RFID in the Aeronautic, Defense and Space Industries|
A pioneer in the use of passive and active RFID systems across its value chain to transform business operations is helping other companies in the aeronautic, defense and space group replicate this success, including a civil helicopter manufacturer, a global leader in space programs and a worldwide leader in state-of-the-art solutions for military and civil security. The panelists will discuss some of the new RFID processes being rolled out, how they are adding real business value, and the motivations and benefits of sharing synergies across the group.
|10:30||Networking Break |
|11:00||Online Supermarket Provides On-Time Delivery With RFID|
Spanish online supermarket Tudepensa.com delivers food, household cleaning supplies, toiletries and other products to customers throughout Spain, from its central warehouse located in Madrid. Tudespensa.com can ensure that goods picked and loaded using an automated system are delivered properly, by reading RFID tags on the totes in which those items are packed. To ensure that the high volume of goods are delivered quickly, and at the scheduled time and place, DLR, the firm's provider of controlled temperature-storage and order-picking warehouse services, employs RFID to help it load ordered goods into the proper delivery vehicle and in the correct sequence. The solution includes passive EPC Gen 2 ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) tags affixed to reusable totes that travel to customers, as well as to suppliers, that are tracked via readers at the dock doors. The RFID software suite collects and stores read data on Tudespensa's database, and in the event that goods are being loaded in the incorrect sequence, the system sounds an audible alert and a light flashes a warning for delivery truck drivers and warehouse management. Learn how the same process occurs if an unexpected tote is being loaded onto a vehicle, thereby allowing management to stop the process and correct any errors.
Jose Vicente Caballero, Logistics Manager, DLR
|11:40||Retailer's Journey from RFID Concept to Rollout |
In this session, a leading U.S. retailer will explain how it first recognized RFID's potential for retailers, developed a strategy that would support its highly regarded brand, obtained senior management buy-in, and managed an initial pilot and process change. Hear where RFID can deliver value for retailers, and the facts every company must know in order to deploy the technology successful.
|13:30||Airline Saves More Than €2.5 Million on MRO With RFID|
A European airline's maintenance and engineering division has incorporated RFID technology into its daily engine-maintenance operations. This is the first time that a maintenance and repair organization (MRO) has integrated RFID technology into its production process in order to track aircraft engine components undergoing maintenance. The solution has resulted in increased efficiencies in labor-intensive operations within a complex series of processes requiring hundreds of engine components to be removed, cleaned, repaired and reassembled. Learn how RFID provides the carrier with full real-time visibility into its component-tracking process, from the disassembly cycle to engine reassembly, thereby generating operational efficiencies and providing full and more secure tracking.
|14:15||Railroad Streamlines Operations Via RFID|
A railroad operator is employing EPC Gen 2 RFID technology to track 10,000 rail-freight wagons, locomotives and passenger cars, thereby helping the company and its subsidiary to manage rail cars and work processes within its rail yards. The use of RFID-enabled technology has improved the efficiency of its rail-yard processes, better managed its rail-car inventory and maintenance orders, and improved customer service, by delivering detailed information to customers regarding which shipments have arrived, and when. Learn how personnel can identify wagons automatically, and at a distance, by using handheld readers while walking alongside a train and utilizing the devices to interrogate each rail car's tags. Additionally, hear how employees can confirm that the cars are located behind the correct locomotive, and in the intended order, even after wagons have been shifted and a new train has been assembled within the yard.
|15:00||Networking Break |
|16:00||Museum of London Uses NFC to Heighten Customer Experience|
The Museum of London is utilizing Near Field Communication (NFC) RFID tags at its two facilities to provide vouchers, exhibit information, reservations and other data to users with NFC-enabled phones. The Museum of London consists of two venues, the Museum of London and the Museum of London Docklands, funded by the Greater London Authority and the City of London. The museum, which tells the story of London from prehistoric times to the present day, has installed tags at both sites. By tapping the phone against the tags, users can access additional information about objects on display, engage with the museum on social media, join the museum's membership scheme, book exhibition tickets, or download vouchers for its shop and guidebook. Learn how the museums are using NFC-enabled technology to encourage visitors to interact with the exhibits.
Antony Robbins, Director of Communications, Museum of London
|16:45||Lessons From the Field: Understanding RF Performance in a Retail Store Deployment|
The success of an RFID implementation is dependent on two major factors: properly executing the use of any new RFID processes, and monitoring the RFID readers and tags to be certain that they can successfully function together. The University of Arkansas' RFID Research Center will share the results of a recently published white paper that studied how well a variety of retailers and suppliers have been able to maintain proper execution of RFID tasks and tagging. Additionally, the speaker will present an in-depth analysis of the real-world performance of readers and tags. Gain an understanding of what retailers can expect of RFID system performance, and how to resolve any issues should they occur. Techniques to resolve issues that arise from execution or RF performance will also be reviewed.
Justin Patton, RFID Research Center Managing Director, University of Arkansas
Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal
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