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Companies that supply the U.S. Department of Defense and airplane makers Boeing and Airbus will be required to put RFID tags on shipments to these major companies. Learn how to meet tagging mandates and achieve benefits internally and across the supply chain. In this track, you will learn:

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  The benefits of tracking high-value parts and products internally
  How to tag and track metal parts
  Strategies for using RFID to reduce counterfeiting of parts
  The "do"s and "don't"s of managing RFID data for inter-company and intra-company benefits
  Methods to improve safety by using RFID to track hazardous materials
  How to track work in process
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Defense/Aerospace Speakers
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Ralph Anton
Chemical Program Manager
NASA Dryden Flight Research Center

Denton Clark
AIT Manager
Lockheed Martin

Alan Estevez
Assistant Deputy Under Secretary
U.S. Department of Defense

Vince Kinsey
Senior Information Systems Manager
NASA Dryden Flight Research Center

Kenneth Porad
Associate Technical Fellow
Boeing
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Defense/Aerospace Track Sessions

Tuesday, May 2
   
11:15 am Meeting the Dept. of Defense's RFID Mandate
Panelists explain how to become compliant with the U.S. Department of Defense's requirements for tagging shipments and some high-value items. Panelists also discuss how companies can move tagging back in their operations to achieve benefits.
Panelists:
  Denton Clark, AIT Manager, Lockheed Martin
  Alan Estevez, Asst. Deputy Undersecretary for Supply Chain
     Integration, U.S. Department of Defense
  Ann Grackin, CEO, ChainLink Research
Moderator:
  Alan Webber, Senior Analyst, Government, Forrester Research
Takeaways:
How to meet DOD tagging requirements
Where you can benefit internally from tagging DOD shipments
   
12:05 pm Securing RFID Systems—EPC Generation 2 and the New
     Challenges and Threats in RFID Security

In this session, Dr. Ravi Pappu, ThingMagic co-founder and leading RFID security expert, will discuss how to identify the security threats in an RFID system; where Generation 2 is secure; where Generation 2 is vulnerable; and what's next for RFID security.
Speaker:
  Ravi Pappu, Co-founder, ThingMagic
   
2:45 pm Meeting RFID Mandates From Boeing & Airbus
Boeing and Airbus have developed special tagging requirements to meet their needs. This session explains what you must do to become compliant with the airplane manufacturers' requirements for tagging parts. Panelists also explain how companies can move tagging back in their operations to achieve benefits.
Panelists:
  Kenneth Porad, Associate Technical Fellow, Boeing
Takeaways:
How to meet Boeing and Airbus's tagging requirements
How to deploy 13.56 MHz tags in challenging clinical environments
     
3:35 pm DOD Compliance—Develop a Roadmap to Meet the DoD Mandates
The U.S. Department of Defense RFID and UID compliance mandates are in place. Learn how your company can efficiently and effectively meet the compliance objectives. This interactive session will focus on developing a roadmap and high-level project plan that incorporates best practices for compliance and RFID project management. The project plan and roadmap we develop as a group will be emailed to each of the attendees to be used as a template to develop a DoD compliance roadmap for your organization.
Panelists:
  Chuck Davis, Principal, Aerospace & Defense, CSC
  Duncan McCollum, Principal, Supply Chain Practice, CSC
Takeaways:
How to meet Boeing and Airbus's tagging requirements
Where you can benefit internally from tagging for Boeing and Airbus
   
Wednesday, May 3
   
11:45 am Enhance Warehouse Worker Productivity and Asset Utilization
     with Forklift Mounted Systems

Imagine a mobile RFID system capable of providing powerful real-time location information and RFID tracking capabilities throughout the real-world environment of a warehouse. Join us for this session and learn about unique advantages delivered by forklift mounted RFID systems. In addition to being less disruptive to business processes, forklift RFID systems can drastically reduce deployment costs. During this session we will talk about RTLS (real time location service), which enables real time monitoring of inventory moves resulting in increased accuracy, reduced inspection costs and increased asset utilization through scheduled maintenance and asset tracking.
Speakers:
  Pradeep Gandhi, Manager, Business Development, Cisco Systems
  Stephen Schwartz, Manager, RFID Systems Engineering,
     Intermec Technologies
   
1:55 pm Virgin Atlantic Airways Tracks High Value Parts
Virgin Atlantic Airways tagged airplane components in its Heathrow Airport warehouse in a pilot study last year in London. The airline reports on the test of RFID and how it affected the time spent searching for missing high-value parts for the servicing of airplanes. Less time locating parts means less expense. Virgin is considering expanding the program to its other warehouses, which would enable employees to locate parts they need anywhere in the world.
Speakers:
  Mark Butler, Systems Implementation Manager, Virgin Atlantic
Takeaways:
Insights into how different RFID technologies perform in challenging manufacturing environments
How to tag high-value metal parts
How to integrate RFID data with existing parts tracking systems
   
2:45 pm Finding Internal ROI From RFID
Spirit AeroSystems, a 76-year-old former division of Boeing, uses RFID internally to tag parts, track work in process, and automated decision-making (informing workers which process to perform as parts are scanned). Its next goal is to find ways to integrate RFID with its suppliers and vendors to achieve benefits for all.
Speaker:
  Debbie Fogg, RFID Project Manager, SPIRIT AeroSystems
Takeaways:
How to integrate RFID data on work in process with legacy systems
Benefits of tracking of parts and tools with RFID
   
3:35 pm Using RFID to track HAZMAT
NASA is using UHF RFID system linked with temperature sensors to track the location, handling and condition of potentially dangerous chemicals. The result: improved management, security and safety of hazardous materials.
Speakers:
  Ralph Anton, Chemical Program Manager, NASA Dryden Flight
     Research Center
  Vince Kinsey, Sr. Information Systems Manager, NASA Dryden Flight
     Research Center
Takeaways:
How to improve safety by using RFID to track hazardous materials
Where and when to deploy RFID temperature sensors to track goods
   
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Positively Impact Business Processes In Key Functional Areas

Information Technology:
Map EPCs to CAGE and other industry parts numbering schemes
Integrate RFID data with existing inventory and warehouse management systems
Choose the right middleware
Set up an RFID network architecture that will scale
   
Operations:
Systematically choose the right RFID applications
Choose the right RFID tags for metal parts
Set up a cross-functional team
Learn when and how to set up an internal lab to test applications
   
Supply chain:
Learn how to become compliant with DOD, Boeing and Airbus mandates
Benefit from tracking goods internally
Secure cargo with electronic RFID seals
Develop track-and-trace applications to trace parts
   
Warehouse management:
Reduce paperwork associated with parts tracking
Improve inventory accuracy
Overcome challenges of deploying in noisy warehouse environments
Learn from the experience of early adopters

Get To the Next Level

Getting Started: Find out how RFID works, whether it's right for your business and which vendors to engage
   
How to Deploy: Learn how to tag products, collect and analyze data, and change processes to create benefits
   
Executive Strategy: Go beyond compliance and achieve real ROI across the enterprise
 
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