4-6 November 2008 . Clarion Congress Hotel . Prague
Main Tracks:

Retail

A growing number of retailers across Europe are embracing RFID as a way to improve supply-chain efficiencies, ensure products are on the right shelf when customers want to buy them and enhance the shopping expierence. This track showcases the leading early adopters, who will share their success stories and their unique insights in how RFID is delivering benefits today.

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Featured Speakers

Justin
Patton




Rui
Gaspar


Byblos

Tom
Vieweger




Andreas
Schneider




OP
Bansal



What You Will Learn From This Track:
• The benefits of providing an RFID-enabled child-care system in stores
• How to deploy an RFID-based tracking system in a retail setting
• The benefits of tracking the temperature of products within a store
• How RFID can simplify the collection of temperature data
• The benefits of tracking books, video tapes and other items at the item level
• How to develop a cost-effective infrastructure for gathering item-level data
• How to employ RFID to improve overall store efficiency while enhancing the customer experience through complete stock visibility • How to track individual clothing items from receiving to the point of sale, and how to ensure customer privacy
• The advantages RFID technology offers manufacturers
and suppliers
• How to use RFID, EPC and EPCglobal standards to level the playing field and make it possible for medium-size retailers to achieve the same process efficiencies as larger companies
• The benefits of tracking unique items with RFID
• How to reduce shipping errors and increase throughput at the retail DC with RFID

November 5, 2008

14:45—Breakout Session

Children's Store Lets Parents Drop and Shop

At one upscale store in the Middle East, parents can drop off their kids at an indoor playground when they go shopping. Thanks to an RFID-based tracking system, the parents can then view their children’s locations in real time, at kiosks located throughout the superstore. This gives them more time to shop, which increases sales. Learn how the system was designed and implemented and what the implications are for other retailers.


Takeaway:
• The benefits of providing an RFID-enabled child-care system in stores
• How to deploy an RFID-based tracking system in a retail setting
16:25—Breakout Session

The Benefits of RFID at the Item Level

The RFID Research Center at the University of Arkansas has been charged with evaluating the benefits of using RFID at the item level to track apparel, footwear, accessories and other high-end items. The center has been testing the ability to read tags consistently and how RFID data can be used to drive business benefits. Learn the results of this groundbreaking study and what it means for retailers around the globe.


Speaker:
Justin Patton, RFID Lab Director, University of Arkansas
Takeaway:
• The benefits of tracking the temperature of products within a store
• How RFID can simplify the collection of temperature data

November 6, 2008

11:15—General Session

Case Study: ITC Reduces Time to Market With RFID

The ITC Lifestyle Retailing Division of ITC, a major Indian retailer, has introduced one of the largest item-level RFID deployments to date. The RFID system has shortened the time it takes to receive one carton (holding 30 garments) into inventory from 5 to 8 minutes to 25 seconds. It has also reduced the time and labor required to dispatch merchandise to the store, reduced shipping errors, lowered time to market by 10 to 15 days, and contributed to the bottom line.


Speaker:
OP Bansal, Divisional CIO, ITC
Takeaway:
• The benefits of tracking unique items with RFID
• How to reduce shipping errors and increase throughput at the retail DC with RFID
13:30—Breakout Session

Book Store Deploys Item-Level RFID System

At its newest location, European retailer Byblos is applying EPC Gen 2 tags to 250,000 books, games and videos to help customers locate and learn about their products, and to provide inventory and security applications. Learn how the tags are applied, where they are read and why the system is cost-effective and will deliver a return on investment.


Speaker:
Rui Gaspar, COO, Byblos
Takeaway:
• The benefits of tracking books, video tapes and other items at the item level
• How to develop a cost-effective infrastructure for gathering item-level data
14:20—Breakout Session

Karstadt-Improving Sales Floor Processes by Using RFID

The Karstadt Warenhaus chain of premier German department stores has successfully deployed an item-level RFID system for apparel inventory management. At its 30,000-square-meter (323,000-square-foot) Düsseldorf store, small RFID tags were successfully attached to 50,000 men’s jeans, sweaters and shirts from six suppliers at its hub. Learn how store management can determine, in real time, where each apparel item is located, and which styles and sizes are selling best.


Speaker:
Tom Vieweger, Project Manager RFID, Karstadt Warenhaus
Takeaway:
• How to employ RFID to improve overall store efficiency while enhancing the customer experience through complete stock visibility • How to track individual clothing items from receiving to the point of sale, and how to ensure customer privacy
15:10—Breakout Session

Inside View: How European Fashion Companies Save Money With RFID

RFID has the potential to impact every phase of the fashion industry’s supply chain, from fiber-making at the factory to the point of sale. FashionGroup RFID is a new consortium focused on the RFID activities of European clothing manufacturers and fashion dealers. Hear how its members are using the latest RFID technology to expedite payment, improve product availability, simplify the location of clothing and help save time when consumers are shopping.


Speaker:
Andreas Schneider, Managing Partner, GCS Consulting and Founder, fashionGroup RFID
Takeaway:
• The advantages RFID technology offers manufacturers
and suppliers
• How to use RFID, EPC and EPCglobal standards to level the playing field and make it possible for medium-size retailers to achieve the same process efficiencies as larger companies

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