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Defense/Aerospace

Companies will be required to put RFID tags on shipments to the U.S. Department of Defense and airplane makers Boeing and Airbus. This track focuses on how to meet tagging mandates and achieve benefits internally and across the supply chain. Below, you'll find the featured speakers, what you will learn in this track and the agenda.
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What You Will Learn In This Track:
How to meet the DOD's RFID and UID mandates, as well as RFID mandates from Boeing and Airbus
The benefits of tracking high-value parts internationally
How to track tools to improve utilization and reduce losses
Strategies using RFID to reduce counterfeiting of parts
How to deploy sensor-based systems today to monitor a wide variety of operating conditions
How to track work in process
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Tuesday, May 1
  11:30 am—Breakout Session
     
  Defense/Aerospace:
Getting DOD and Boeing Compliance Right

Some goods shipped to the U.S. Department of Defense require an Electronic Product Code (EPC), while others require a Unique Identification number (UID). Boeing has separate tagging requirements. This session shows you how to meet both Boeing and the DOD's tagging requirements in the most effective way.
Speaker:
  Steve Georgevitch, Supply Chain Manager, Boeing
  Kenneth Porad, Associate Technical Fellow, Boeing
  Kathy Smith, Spec. Asst. for Cust. Support, Supply Chain Integration, U.S. Dept. of Defense
Takeaways:
. An understanding of the DOD's UID and EPC tagging requirements, as well as Boeing's requirements
. Strategies for meeting DOD and Boeing tagging mandates cost-effectively
 
     
  12:20 pm—Platinum Session
     
  Defense/Aerospace:
Removing Barriers to RFID Adoption in Civil Aviation

The Aerospace ID Programme is sponsored by 16 players in the RFID arena within the aerospace industry, ranging from the largest aircraft manufacturers to their suppliers, as well as standards bodies, IT services providers, and RFID systems integrators. This session will present significant research results obtained in areas such as product life cycle management, and improved industrial operations enabled by automatic identification technologies. The Programme has been running for 18 months and has been instrumental in removing barriers to the adoption of RFID in Civil Aviation, besides promoting standardization by providing research input to the Air Transport Association - ATA in America, and its international counterpart, the IATA.
Speaker:
  Victor Prodonoff Jr., Programme Director, Aerospace Identification Technologies Programme, Cambridge Auto-ID Lab
Takeaways:
. Insight into the latest research findings for product life cycle management and industrial operations
. Best tips on how to overcome challenges in RFID adoption in the industry
 
     
  3:00pm—Platinum Session
     
  Defense/Aerospace:
At the Factory, Depot, Field and Airport – Can One RFID Infrastructure Serve them All?

A common structured approach to deploying RFID in aircraft manufacturing environments, service depots, airport operations and even combat operations means that every point in the Aerospace / Aviation supply chain can share in the benefits and realize ROI from RFID tracking. In this session, learn about RFID-based location services and the options available for choosing the right solutions.
Speaker:
  Ashley Stephenson, Chairman, REVA Systems
Takeaways:
. An overview of the RFID technology landscape including UHF passive, semipassive and active.
. A review of standards-based RFID infrastructure
 
     
  3:50 pm—Breakout Session
     
  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 Session
     
  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
 
     
  2:30 pm—Breakout Session
     
  Defense/Aerospace:
Case Study – Using RFID to Track and Store High Value Interior and Structural Composite Molds
Learn how one supplier is using RFID and other strategies to track and store high value composite lay-up materials in a complex environment. The system tracks the items from system dispatch through the entire production process including the Oven/Autoclave where temperature and pressure dictate system design and also uses flexible storage logic to maximize utilization of critically constrained storage space. Learn how a positive ROI is delivered by reducing the time spent looking for the composite items, by reducing the amount of space required for storage, by reducing overall turn around time, and by automating production functions such as oven logging.
Speaker:
  Michael Metcalf, Program Manager, Nordam Group
Takeaways:
. Understand the RFID systems for tracking molds
. Learn how to improve utilization and achieve an ROI with RFID
 
     
  3:20 pm—Breakout Session
     
  Defense/Aerospace:
Case Study—Military Sensors Monitor the World

The U.S. Army has been testing the use of temperature sensor-equipped RFID tags for automated shelf life management of perishable military rations. Its research and development team also is leveraging both passive and active RFID for total asset visibility, supply chain security and food safety throughout storage and distribution. The Army will share the lessons learned from several projects that include RFID sensor based container security devices.
Speaker:
  Stephen M. Moody, RFID Program Coordinator, Combat Feeding Directorate, Natick
     Soldier Research Development & Engineering Center, U.S. Army
Takeaways:
. How active and passive RFID can be used to enhance supply chain security
. The use of RFID for shelf life management
 
     
 
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The following companies sent representatives to attend RFID Journal LIVE! 2006

Aerospace Testing Alliance
Airbus
Arrowhead Products
AST Acme
Battelle
Boeing
Defense Commissary Agency
Defense Medical Logistics
Delta Air Lines
Dyncorp International
Goodrich
Hamilton Sundstrand
Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore
Korea National Computerization Agency
L-3 Communications
Lockheed Martin
LOGMATION
Manchester Tank & Equipment
Nordam Group
Northrop Grumman
OVD Kinegram

Payload Systems
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Raytheon
Sechan Electronics
Sncoic Process Reform
GYSGT/USMC
Saab Aerotech
Sytex
The Boeing Co.
The MITRE Corp.
US Air Force/A2-FSO/DO
U.S. ARMY TACOM
US Army Command Communications Security Logistics Activity
U.S. Department of Defense
U.S. Federal Aviation Administration
U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command
U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command
U.S. Pine Bluff Arsenal
DoD Combat Feeding Directorate
U.S. Secret Service


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