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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.






• Understand the RFID systems for tracking tools
• Learn how to meet mandates and what the potential of the technology can be

April 17, 2008

11:30 am—Breakout Session
Airbus Enhances Business Process with RFID
Airbus is beginning implementation of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology based on the conclusive results of its industrial pilot program. The company's RFID leader will explain how the use of RFID is part of an integrated company wide approach to help streamline business processes and reduce the cost of operations for all partners in the value chain. He will also describe the first pilot results, current deployment plans and how Airbus is considering using RFID across two main categories: non flyable and flyable. (Non Flyable refers to ground based processes including supply chain, transportation, logistics, manufacturing and assembly related applications; Flyable refers  to all in-service processes and includes operational, maintenance and payload tracking applications.)
Speaker:
Carlo K. Nizam, Head of Value Chain Visibility and RFID, Airbus
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
How Spirit Aerosystems Benefits from Active and Passive RFID Systems
Spirit AeroSystems, a Wichita-based supplier of commercial airplane assemblies and components, uses 120 passive RFID readers mainly located in fabrication areas, as well as an active RFID system, to cover its 10 million-sq.-ft. manufacturing campus, for shop order tracking, transportation order tracking, tracking parts entering tanks of freezers and other applications. Hear how the company benefits from both passive and active RFID, and the lessons it has learned as it deployed one of the most sophisticated manufacturing RFID systems in the United States.
Speaker:
Debbie Fogg, RFID Projects Manager, Spirit Aerosystems

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
DOD Agency Deploys RFID for Property Management
A Department of Defense agency has deployed an active RFID system to assist in property accountability. This presentation will address the pilot project's goals, status and future plans.
Speaker:
Eric Hyman, Installations Management Program Officer, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
2:30 pm—Breakout Session
Case Study: Weapons Maker Benefits from Meeting DOD Mandate
FN Manufacturing is using RFID to help track and manage all its shipments of guns and parts to the U.S. Department of Defense. Learn what the weapons manufacturer did to make the process of complying with the RFID tagging mandate more efficient, and how it is benefiting from the data RFID provides.
Speaker:
Ed Benincasa, VP of IT, FN Manufacturing
Takeaways:
• Understand the RFID systems for tracking tools
• Learn how to meet mandates and what the potential of the technology can be
3:20 pm—Breakout Session
Navy Improves Operations, Saves Money With RFID WMS
The U.S. Navy has replaced its legacy systems at the Naval Base Kitsap Bangor, in Washington State, with a new warehouse management system that leverages RFID technology to automate and increase the speed and accuracy of the receiving process, while also improving asset visibility. Learn how the Navy AIT Office deployed the system, and how its $337,000 investment in RFID led to over $400,000 in annual savings related to improved inventory accuracy.
Speaker:
Robert Bacon, Program Director, DOD



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