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Asset Tracking

RFID Journal LIVE! 2007 features sessions focused on the use of radio frequency identification systems for asset tracking. In addition, many of the vendors exhibiting at RFID Journal LIVE! offer asset tracking solutions. View the exhibitor list.

Tuesday, May 1
    11:30 am—Breakout Sessions
     
  Health Care/Pharmaceutical:
Staying Ahead of Pedigree Laws

A number of states have introduced drug pedigree laws to secure the drug supply chain and protect the public health. Many other states are considering similar laws, but pharmaceutical manufacturers, distributors and retailers could be faced with the nightmare scenario of having to comply with 50 different regulations. What can the industry do to ensure that regulations are compatible? Can proactively tagging drug shipments to create electronic pedigrees reduce the need for regulation? This session will examine the best options for industry going forward.
Panelists:
  Mike Celentano, Associate Director, Supply Chains Systems, Purdue Pharma
  Daniel Engels, Associate Professor, University of Texas at Arlington
  Ted Ng, Director of IT, Pharmaceutical Group, McKesson
Moderator:
  Daphne Allen, Editor, Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News
Takeaways:
. Methods for overcoming the hurdles of state-by-state regulations
. Insight into where the industry is heading with government regulations
 
   
  Transportation/Logistics:
Case Study—The Benefits of Tracking Unit Load Devices

One airline has testing the benefits of using RFID to track unit load devices (ULDs)—large containers that are filled with baggage and cargo and loaded onto planes. The carrier applied RFID labels embedded with passive UHF EPC Gen 2 inlays to more than 100 of its 6,000 ULDs. The company hopes the technology will improve not only its ability to track its ULDs around the airport, but also its management of the loading and unloading processes.
Speaker:
  Gregor Baues, Chief Architect, Application Infrastructure, Air France
Takeaways:
. The benefits of tracking unit load devices and other reusable transport containers
. Insights into the challenges of tagging large metal containers and achieving accurate reads
     
  3:50 pm—Breakout Sessions
     
  Transportation/Logistics:
Ten Tips for Choosing the Right Technology for Tracking

A wide variety of RFID technologies can be used to track transportation assets, including active and passive tags, real-time locating systems (RTLSs) and RFID-based sensor networks. These systems can be combined with bar-coding, infrared and other systems to provide greater visibility into the location and state of assets. Our panel of experts explains when and where to use different RFID technologies, and how to combine them with other auto-ID systems.
Speaker:
  Jean Francois Dion, Eng. & Service Dept. Dir., Balance Bourbeau
  Yoshibumi Kotsuka, Director of Transportation & Logisitics, Mitsui USA
Takeaways:
. A clear understanding of the different types of RFID systems, and how they can be used in transportation/logistics operations
. Strategies for deploying and integrating different RFID systems with each other, and with other auto-ID systems
     
  Defense/Aerospace:
Rolls Royce Leverages RFID in the Supply Chain

Rolls-Royce is supporting its defense aerospace customers as they face the challenging and changing environment, with budget restraints and deployment costs requiring innovative solutions. In order to do so, the company performed a series of Global Asset Visibility trials that have been completed to enable the defense aerospace sector to understand the technical and integration challenges of the active and passive RFID capabilities to meet customer mandates and maximise business benefit.
Speaker:
  Lee Doherty, Head of Supply Chain Services, Rolls Royce
Takeaways:
. Understanding DOD requirements and mandates
. Insight into the Rolls Royce's latest findings from trials and deployments
 
     
Wednesday, May 2
  12:20 pm—Breakout Sessions
     
  Defense/Aerospace:
Case Study—Using Passive and Active Tags at Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin is in the vanguard of automated dentification and data capture (AIDC) technology implementation in the aerospace and defense industry. Its AIDC solution designs range from material operations to parts tracking to industrial applications that include harsh chemical and mechanical cleaning environments. The latter applications require RFID tag survival throughout the refurbishment process.
Speaker:
  Denton Clark, AIT Manager, Lockheed Martin
Takeaways:
. Learning to use RFID in harsh environments including acid baths
. Using hybrid active and passive tag systems
 
     
     
  3:20 pm—Breakout Sessions
     
  Manufacturing:
Case Study—How Holt Caterpillar Achieved an ROI in 4 Months
Holt Cat, a service divison of Caterpillar, is using RFID in two locations to track high-value tools on an itemlevel basis. Hear how the company combined UHF and HF technology in harsh environments, overcame the challenges faced during implementation and achieved an ROI in less than 4 months.
Speaker:
  Mark Pavuk, Service Assets Supervisor, Holt Caterpillar
Takeaways:
. How to overcoming the challenges of deploying RFID in a manufacturing facility
. The benefits of tracking tools in manufacturing
 
     
 
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