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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 experience. 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

Antonio
Rizzi, Ph.D.




Justin
Patton




Christian
von Grone




Sithamparanathan
Sabesan, M.Phil., Ph.D.




Uwe
Quiede




Florian
Oechsner




Mark
Roberti



What You Will Learn From This Track:
• How a pool of technology partners supplied state-of-the-art RFID hardware and software to track the flow of goods in the supply chain, enabling value-added information to be obtained from data warehouses
• How the RFID Fashion Pilot helped the companies to obtain accurate and real-time data from their supply chain
• Baseline data and new insights regarding the ROI that apparel retailers can expect to achieve using RFID
• The requirements for applying RFID to out-of-stocks

• Improving efficiency and security through the active tracking of visitors and employees, by using RFID tags to aid in the detection and identification of possible intruder threats.
• How RFID can be utilized in airports to locate checked-in passengers who are either missing or late, thereby facilitating the reduction of passenger-induced delays and speeding up aircraft turnaround.



November 3, 2010

14:00—Breakout Session

Deploying RFID in the Fashion Supply Chain

The RFID Fashion Pilot, the first Italian supply chain pilot aimed at assessing RFID's impact in the fashion industry, was launched in June 2009 by the University of Parma's RFID Lab. Participants include Branded Apparel, Dolce & Gabbana, DHL, TNT, Imax, Miroglio and Trussardi. In advance of the spring-summer 2010 season, approximately 30,000 garments were tagged at a distribution center and followed to a store, enabling real-time visibility of logistics flows. In this session, hear the results of this groundbreaking pilot, and learn how radio frequency identification benefits logistics and store processes.


Speaker:
Antonio Rizzi, Ph.D., Full Professor - Industrial Logistics and Supply Chain Management, University of Parma

Takeaway:
• How a pool of technology partners supplied state-of-the-art RFID hardware and software to track the flow of goods in the supply chain, enabling value-added information to be obtained from data warehouses
• How the RFID Fashion Pilot helped the companies to obtain accurate and real-time data from their supply chain
14:50—Breakout Session

How Retailers Benefit from Using RFID to Improve Inventory Accuracy

For the past several years, the University of Arkansas' RFID Research Center has been studying the impact various retailers have achieved by employing radio frequency identification to improve inventory accuracy and replenishment. The center has now aggregated this information, and plans to provide baseline data revealing the benefits the typical apparel retailer can expect to achieve with RFID. Attendees will also learn how the technology can be applied to improving inventory accuracy and reducing the out-of-stock problem that has long plagued retailers.


Speaker:
Justin Patton, RFID Research Center Managing Director, University of Arkansas

Takeaway:
• Baseline data and new insights regarding the ROI that apparel retailers can expect to achieve using RFID
• The requirements for applying RFID to out-of-stocks

November 4, 2010

11:15—Breakout Session

Using RFID to Reduce Theft

Gerry Weber International, a German manufacturer of women’s fashions, is applying EPC Gen 2 RFID tags to the 25 million garments it produces annually. The company also plans to roll out RFID technology at 150 of its company-owned retail stores in Germany and abroad. The application is designed to improve the efficiency of its incoming goods and inventory processes, and to function as an electronic article surveillance (EAS) system.


Speaker:
Christian von Grone, CIO, GERRY WEBER International AG


13:30—Breakout Session

RFID and Wireless Systems for Intelligent Airports

Airports and other large infrastructures have diverse communications needs that include complex and often varying service requirements, traffic profiles and user expectations. The Intelligent Airport (TINA) project was created to address these future and present needs. This three-year research project is being carried out by the University of Cambridge, UCL and the University of Leeds. The project aims to develop a self-organizing, wired/wireless converged system using a next-generation advanced wired and wireless network that will meet the needs of a future airport environment. In this session, hear how RFID can manage a wide range of fixed and mobile equipment. Uses for RFID in large facilities include information and entertainment services, security cameras, biometric sensors and explosive and chemical detectors, as well as logistical support for retailers, facility services and operations. With such a capability, this system concept is also expected to find applications outside the airport sector.


Speaker:
Sithamparanathan Sabesan, M.Phil., Ph.D., Research Fellow, Engineering Department, Cambridge University

Takeaway:
• Improving efficiency and security through the active tracking of visitors and employees, by using RFID tags to aid in the detection and identification of possible intruder threats.
• How RFID can be utilized in airports to locate checked-in passengers who are either missing or late, thereby facilitating the reduction of passenger-induced delays and speeding up aircraft turnaround.
14:20—Breakout Session

Adding Value Through RFID at s.Oliver

German apparel retailer s.Oliver Bernd Freier GmbH & Co. KG explored RFID's effects in the retail environment by performing a proof-of-concept project in selected stores. The initiative's main focus was to determine the technology's benefits in a store environment. In this presentation, s.Oliver will explain the system it implemented, and share the important lessons that it learned. The presenters will discuss the results of the project, and show a video detailing the implementation.


Speakers:
Florian Oechsner, Head of Commercial International Retail, s.Oliver Bernd Freier GmbH & Co. KG
Uwe Quiede, Senior Consultant, TAILORIT GmbH


15:10—Breakout Session

The Business Case for RFID in Retail Apparel

RFID Journal has conducted extensive research to understand the business case for RFID in apparel retail, and to create metrics that companies in that sector can use to determine the likely return on investment they could achieve by employing the technology to manage store inventory. In this session, we will explain the data used, and walk attendees through the financial model. Those in attendance will receive a copy of the report on which the presentation will be based, as well as an interactive spreadsheet they can utilize to explore the benefits they can expect to receive, based on their own store size, number of units, margin, labor costs and other inputs.


Speaker:
Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal



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