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How to Deploy RFID

RFID hardware and software have improved dramatically over the past two years, but implementing a system that can deliver a significant ROI is still a challenge. Technical staff charged with driving RFID forward within their organizations must understand the importance of standards developments and emerging industry best practices to complete a successful project.




• How to use RFID location data to increase ROI
• How to use RFID to eliminate over-purchasing of equipment
• Best practices for using RFID to create a competitive advantage

• How to analyze RFID data
• Best practices for deploying systems that deliver actionable information
• Insights into off-the-shelf software for analyzing data
• Benchmarks for evaluating RFID handheld readers
• A method for comparing the features and performance of handheld readers

April 17, 2008

11:30 am—Breakout Session
Planning for an RFID Infrastructure that will Deliver Long-Term Benefits
Most companies are deploying RFID systems without much long-term planning, but how you build out your RFID infrastructure will either make business a lot easier or a lot more difficult down the road. Learn how Boeing is mapping future active and passive applications, analyzing potential needs and planning an infrastructure rollout that will meet its needs for years to come.
Speaker:
Steve Georgevitch, Supply Chain Manager, Boeing
Improving Airline Customer Service With RFID for Baggage Tracking
      Sponsored by: Alien Technology
Building an Intelligent Supply Chain Through Discovery Services
      Sponsored by: Afilias Limited
Examining Several Leading Manufacturing Case Studies
      Sponsored by: OATSystems
Case Study: Top Global Retailers Are Evolving to RFID
      Sponsored by: Checkpoint Systems
UHF Gen 2 for Item-Level Tagging of Retail Apparel
      Sponsored by: Impinj, Inc.
Case Studies: Improving Production Shipping and Receiving Processes With RFID
      Sponsored by: Blue Vector Systems
How Global Telematics Technologies Combined With Active RFID Deliver an ROI in Track and Trace
      Sponsored by: Wavetrend
3:00 pm—Breakout Session
Squeezing The Most Value From RFID Location Data
Every business, no matter the industry, wants to get the most out of their technology investment. Knowing how to leverage an RFID solution is imperative if a business wishes to enhance processes, efficiency and overall continuity. This session will cover a detailed business use-case of how one enterprise is using data obtained from its real-time location system to maximize the use of valuable equipment and improve inventory management. By better understanding the movement of equipment, Denver Health Hospital has reduced over-purchasing and is using its assets more effectively, which ultimately impacts the hospital’s bottom line.
Speaker:
Jeff Pelot, CTO, Denver Health Hospital and Medical Center
Takeaways:
• How to use RFID location data to increase ROI
• How to use RFID to eliminate over-purchasing of equipment
• Best practices for using RFID to create a competitive advantage

April 18, 2008

How RFID-Enabled Applications Are Setting a New Bar for Operational Efficiencies
      Sponsored by: Xterprise
Mojix STAR System: Field Trial Results and New Possibilities for RFID
      Sponsored by: Mojix
Managing and Deploying Assets in Large-Scale Construction Projects
      Sponsored by: IDENTEC SOLUTIONS AG
Enabling RFID Mass Adoption Through the Microsoft BizTalk RFID Platform
      Sponsored by: Microsoft Corp.
How HP Gained Supply Chain Visibility Internally--and for Its Customers
      Sponsored by: Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP)
How to Use RFID as an Anti-Counterfeiting Measure
      Sponsored by: Alien Technology
How End Users Capture Value from RFID
      Sponsored by: NXP Semiconductors
Leveraging RFID Sensors and Printed Electronics in Pharmaceutical Packaging and Cold Chain Logistics
      Sponsored by: Information Mediary Corp.
1:40 pm—Breakout Session
Overcoming Deployment Challenges in Manufacturing
RFID technology holds great promise for tracking parts needed on a line, work-in-process, finished inventory and more. But deploying can be a challenge in many manufacturing settings. Our panel of early adopters discusses how to overcome the challenges of interference, tagging metal parts, ensuring read accuracy and system reliability.
Moderator:
Reik Read, Senior Research Analyst, Robert W. Baird & Co.
Panelists:
Chris Maciejewski, IT Program Manager-RFID, Campbell Soup Company
Mark Moran, Technology Architect, Deere & Company
2:30 pm—Breakout Session
Mining RFID Data to Achieve Business Benefits
RFID systems provide a wealth of data, but how do companies mine the value out of all the information. What data needs to be collected, and where? Can it be analyzed in real time? How can companies use real-time RFID data to drive benefits? Learn how companies can deploy systems to analyze RFID data and turn it into actionable information.
Speaker:
Mark Pavuk, Service Assets Supervisor, Holt Cat
Takeaways:
• How to analyze RFID data
• Best practices for deploying systems that deliver actionable information
• Insights into off-the-shelf software for analyzing data
3:20 pm—Breakout Session
How to Choose the Right UHF RFID Reader
RFID handheld interrogators can be a cost-effective way of capturing data for certain applications. Mobile and fixed readers have their role to play in any RFID system. How do you choose the right reader for your application to ensure the system works properly, while keeping the total cost of ownership down? This session explains how to choose readers for different applications, and what you should look for in fixed, mobile and handheld readers.
Speaker:
Justin Patton, RFID Lab Director, University of Arkansas
Takeaways:
• Benchmarks for evaluating RFID handheld readers
• A method for comparing the features and performance of handheld readers



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