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Manufacturing

Companies across industries are using RFID to achieve major benefits, both in their supply chains and in their factory operations. This can be done cost-effectively by tracking reusable containers, work in process and finished inventory.





What You Will Learn From This Track:

• Understanding how to best track inventory in a fast paced environment
• How to use active RFID to manage the location of equipment and people
• How to use the location capability of an active RFID infrastructure to manage spare parts
• How one manufacturer set up a 13.56 MHz system to track inventory and production
• The benefits RFID can deliver to manufacturers today
• Insight into the various benefits RFID can provide to manufacturers 
• Learn about deployment methods that can enhance quality control

April 17, 2008

11:30 am—Breakout Session
How Goodyear Uses RFID For Flawless Execution
In racing, time is money and execution is everything. For a third season of the NASCAR racing series, Goodyear is using RFID to manage thousands of tires quickly and efficiently. Now, this successful application of RFID technology has been expanded to include FIA European truck racing and Stock Car Brazil. Learn how Goodyear uses RFID to track tires and execute tasks efficiently in the high-pressure world of racing, and how it can enhance your operations as well.
Speaker:
Steve Lederer, IT Project Manager, The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
Takeaways:
• Understanding how to best track inventory in a fast paced environment
How Global Telematics Technologies Combined With Active RFID Deliver an ROI in Track and Trace
      Sponsored by: Wavetrend
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
3:00 pm—Breakout Session
BP Tracks Equipment for Safety, Efficiency at Storage Plant
BP has deployed an RFID system to track cranes and forklifts and ensure employee safety at its seven-acre storage facility in Louisiana.The active RFID system warns personnel of potential dangers from moving equipment and safeguards drivers and visitors. BP also achieves benefits from leveraging this location capability to manage offshore oil field spare parts for the Gulf of Mexico.
Speaker:
Robert Waring, Senior Technology Consultant/Chief Technology Office, BP
Takeaways:
• How to use active RFID to manage the location of equipment and people
• How to use the location capability of an active RFID infrastructure to manage spare parts

April 18, 2008

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.
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
1:40 pm—Breakout Session
Case Study: RFID Smoothes Production for Oil-Pipe Maker
Tejas Tubular, a provider of drill pipes and other products to the oil industry is using EPC Gen 2 tags to track and streamline the production process. Learn how the company overcame problems tagging metal objects to achieve significant cost savings.
Speaker:
Maximo Tejeda, Founder & President, Tejas Tubular Products
Takeaways:
• How one manufacturer set up a 13.56 MHz system to track inventory and production
• The benefits RFID can deliver to manufacturers today
2:30 pm—Breakout Session
How Durakon Ensures Product Quality and Monitors Assembly Operations
Durakon Industries, a maker of bed liners, tonneau covers and other cargo management systems for the automotive industry, began using passive RFID at its factory in Clinton, Tenn., last year. The company launched the implementation to achieve quality control on large items being shipped to customers, and has since discovered other benefits that can be achieved with RFID as well. In this session, hear how Durakon deployed the technology and saved money with quality control, and how it plans to use RFID to track products throughout the shipping process.
Speaker:
Joe Mawhinney, Director of IS, Durakon Industries
Takeaways:
• Insight into the various benefits RFID can provide to manufacturers 
• Learn about deployment methods that can enhance quality control
3:20 pm—Breakout Session
How Wilson Sporting Goods Economically Uses RFID
In 2006, one of Wilson Sporting Goods' largest accounts asked it to begin shipping products labeled with EPC-compliant RFID tags. See how the sporting goods company economically met this request, and how it has learned to stay ahead of this ever-evolving technology.
Speaker:
Edwin Matthews, Director Information Technology, Americas, Wilson Sporting Goods



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