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Companies across the retail and consumer packaged goods supply chain have been among the early adopters of RFID and EPC technologies. Many are already seeing early benefits and are prepared to share their insights at RFID Journal LIVE! 2006. In this track, you will learn:

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  How to meet retail tagging requirements
  Where consumer products makers can benefit internally from RFID
  Strategies for getting EPC data synchronization right
  How to reduce spoilage with RFID
  Best practices for improving promotional sales using EPC data
  How to reduce out-of-stocks with RFID
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Retail/Consumer Goods Speakers
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Jamshed Dubash
Director of Technology, EPC
Procter & Gamble

Jean-Pierre Emond
Co-director, IFAS Center for Food Distribution and Retailing
University of Florida

Bill Hardgrave
Director, RFID Research Center
University of Arkansas

Mike O'Shea
Director of Auto-ID Sensing Technologies
Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Carolyn Walton
Vice President of Information Systems
Wal-Mart
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Retail/Consumer Goods Track Sessions

Tuesday, May 2
   
11:15 am Meeting Mandates and Making Money
This session explains what you need to do to become compliant with retail requirements for tagging pallets and cases. Panelists also explain how companies can move tagging back in their operations to achieve benefits.
Panelists:
  Steven Hall, Senior Vice President, Xterprise
  Michael Putnam, Product Marketing Manager, Markem
  Matt Ream, Senior Manager, RFID Systems, Zebra Technologies
  Jan Svoboda, Business Development Director, USA, UPM Raflatac
Moderator:
  Mark Roberti, Editor and Founder, RFID Journal
Takeaways:
How to meet retail tagging requirements
Where consumer products makers can benefit internally from RFID
   
12:05 pm Item-Level Tagging with UHF Technologies
RFID item level tagging continues to gain interest and traction in the retail environment, particularly among retailers dealing in specialty apparel, expensive electronics and multi-media merchandise. In this session, we will explore the benefits of RFID at item level, where we should see the greatest gains; what the best technology and products are to get there; and potential delivery systems that can help protect investments made today while building an infrastructure for tomorrow.
Speaker:
  Randy Dunn, Dir., RFID Sales & Marketing, ADT Security Servic es
   
2:45 pm Case Study—Publix Tracks Fresh Produce with RFID
Florida supermarket operator Publix, three produce suppliers and the University of Florida IFAS's Center for Food Distribution and Retailing (CFDR) have tested the potential for using the EPCglobal Network to improve the distribution of fresh produce. Learn the results of this ground-breaking pilot.
Speakers:
  Tom Casas, VP of Information Technology, Tanimura and Antle
  Terri Crawford, Business IT Manager/Distribution, Publix
  Jean-Pierre Emond, Co-director, IFAS Center for Food Distribution
     and Retailing, University of Florida
Takeaways:
How to reduce spoilage and improve on-shelf availability
     
3:35 pm ROI from RFID—Expand the Possibilities
Explore how to expand your current RFID pilots and projects to generate ROI. By leveraging your RFID work on your supply chain, you can expand your work with RFID technology to enable more effective asset tracking. We have found that many companies can gain benefits today by enabling more effective tracking of key assets and tying this new level of information to asset management processes.
Speaker:
  Eric Gabrielson, Director of Worldwide RFID Solutions for the Sensor
     and Actuator Solutions Group, IBM
 
   
Wednesday, May 3
   
11:45 am ROI from RFID-Based Promotions
Learn how ADT and OATSystems customers are deploying real-time promotions management solutions that are demonstrating immediate returns through increased revenues and efficiencies. Takeaways from this session will include how to leverage EPC data for better promotions execution and best practices for promotions execution.
Speaker:
  Randy Dunn, Dir., RFID Sales & Marketing, ADT Security Services
  Marc Osofsky, VP, Marketing and Product Management, OATSystems
   
1:55 pm Getting EPC In Synch with GDSN
For Electronic Product Code (EPC) data to be of value, it has to be linked to accurate product information in the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN). Our panel of experts debates strategies for maintaining accurate product data and linking it to EPC systems.
Speakers:
  David Hutchings,Senior Director, B2B, Kraft Foods
  Patrick King, Ph.D., Global Electronics Strategist, Michelin
  John Seaner, Vice President of Industry Development, EPCglobal US
Moderator:
  Stephen Miles, Research Scientist and Project Lead of the Auto-ID
     Network Special Interest Group, Auto-ID Labs US
Takeaways:
Strategies for getting EPC data synchronization right
Best practices for linking EPCs to product data
   
2:45 pm Case Study—Gillette Boosts Promotional Sales with RFID
Gillette's analysis of EPC data provided by a retail partner showed that stores that delivered product to the shelves on time saw a 48% sales lift. Now Gillette is looking to use the software to make sure stores deliver.
Speaker:
  Jamshed Dubash, Director of Technology—EPC, Procter & Gamble
Takeaways:
How to improve promotional sales using EPC data
Best practices for promotions tracking
   
3:35 pm RFID's Impact on Retail—Lessons Learned
For more than a year, researchers have studied RFID's potential impact on the retail supply chain, particularly its potential to reduce out of stocks. In this session, find out what lessons early adopters have learned.
Speaker:
  Bill Hardgrave, Director, RFID Research Center, Univ. of Arkansas
Takeaways:
The results of retail-related research on the benefits of RFID
How to reduce out-of-stocks with RFID
   
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Positively Impact Business Processes In Key Functional Areas

Information Technology:
Link RFID to product data to achieve global data synchronization
Choose the right middleware for your needs
Integrate RFID data with existing inventory management systems
Set up an RFID network architecture that will scale
   
Operations:
Systematically choose the right RFID applications
Choose the right RFID tags for your products
Launch a carefully planned field trial with measurable results
Learn when and how to set up an internal lab to test applications
   
Supply Chain:
Learn how to become compliant with retail mandates
Benefit from tracking goods internally
Secure cargo with electronic RFID seals
Choose the right technology for your supply chain applications
   
Warehouse Management:
Improve inventory accuracy
Overcome challenges of deploying in noisy warehouse environments
Reduce safety stocks through better visibility
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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One Event That Meets All Your Business Needs
 
See retail/CPG case studies presented by early adopters sharing insights
   
Hear top-quality speakers detailing what works—and what doesn't
 
Touch the latest RFID products that could benefit your business
   
Network with your peers across major industries

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