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How to Deploy RFID

RFID hardware and software continues to improve at a rapid pace, but implementing a system that can deliver a significant ROI is still a challenge. This track will help technical staff members charged with deploying systems understand a range of issues, including how to overcome the limitations of physics, and how to integrate RFID with back-end systems.





What You Will Learn From This Track:

• How to set up a data-center asset-tracking system
• The benefits of employing RFID for improved data-center asset visibility
• The benefits of using RFID to locate files quickly
• How to choose the correct hardware to achieve a successful implementation
• The benefits of using a RFID – enabled system to gain valuable marketing and demographic insights about customer’s movements within the facility and group behavior
• How the system can be expanded in the future to support other functions
• The benefits of using RFID for automatically recording putaway and shipping activity;
• How an RFID system can speed up forklift operator training
• Eliminating inventory errors with RFID
• Insights regarding when to employ fixed, mobile and handheld readers to reduce deployment costs
• A checklist of what to look for in handheld, mobile and fixed interrogators
• The use of automated data collection to optimize refuse truck usage, maintain container maintenance records and streamline the customer billing process
• How RFID initiatives are being employed to encourage recycling, and to provide data to support grants being submitted for federal or state monies for recycling initiatives

April 28, 2009

11:30 am—Breakout Session
How to Track Files With RFID
Madison Abstract, a title insurance and real estate company, has developed an RFID-based system to locate files instantly. The system reduces costs by eliminating the need to hunt for misplaced documents. With an average value of property closing through the company of $150 million a day, it’s critical to be able to find the proper documents out of the 800 to 1,000 that might be in use at any particular time. Learn how your company can reduce the time required to locate important files with an RFID file-tracking system.
Speaker:
Bill Cryan, Vice President/CIO, Madison Abstract
Takeaways:
• The benefits of using RFID to locate files quickly
• How to choose the correct hardware to achieve a successful implementation
Learn How Cephalon Is Leveraging RFID to Enhance Shipping Accuracy and Container Traceability
      Sponsored by: OATSystems, a division of Checkpoint Systems
Learn How to Achieve ROI in Retail Apparel With UHF RFID
      Sponsored by: NXP Semiconductors
NXP's RFID Solutions: Securing Your Data and Assets
      Sponsored by: NXP Semiconductors
Leveraging RFID as a Recovery Strategy
      Sponsored by: Xterprise
"Unclonable" RFIDs - Elevating Trust in RFIDs to a New Level
      Sponsored by: Verayo
Achieving Product Traceability: From Manufacturing Through Distribution to Product in the Hands of End Customers
      Sponsored by: SAP
Using Real-Time Visibility for Efficient Asset Management
      Sponsored by: CHEP
3:00 pm—Breakout Session
How to Transform the Customer Experience With RFID
North America's Premier Mountain Resort Company, Vail Resorts, is a leader in providing exceptional experiences for their guests. During this case study presentation Vail Resorts will discuss why they turned to UHF-based RFID technology to develop a unique ski pass solution which enhances the guest experience while reducing pass fraud and improving customer segmentation capabilities. Learn how the "easy scan" process makes getting through lift lines faster and more convenient by using RFID technology to give skiers and snowboarders holding 2008-2009 season passes the option to keep their passes inside their jacket and be automatically scanned by a Vail Resorts employee in the lift line.
Speaker:
Robert Urwiler, CIO, Vail Resorts
Takeaways:
• The benefits of using a RFID – enabled system to gain valuable marketing and demographic insights about customer’s movements within the facility and group behavior
• How the system can be expanded in the future to support other functions
3:50 pm—Breakout Session
How to Tag IT Assets in the Data Center
Bank of America has tagged tens of thousands of IT assets in its data centers to enable more automated and cost effective inventory taking and to provide better IT asset visibility for all mission critical Bank of America data centers. Movement of assets is now recorded automatically and inventory accuracy has improved from 70% to 98%. Hear how the company set up the system and learn how it reduces labor costs and provides enterprise visibility of IT assets for cost savings, risk mitigation and regulatory compliance.
Speaker:
William Conroy, Head of Enterprise Architecture Division, Bank of America
Takeaways:
• How to set up a data-center asset-tracking system
• The benefits of employing RFID for improved data-center asset visibility

April 29, 2009

Active RFID Provides Total Asset Visibility in Large-scale Construction Projects
      Sponsored by: IDENTEC SOLUTIONS AG
From Factory to Front Door-Closing the Asset Visibility Gap
      Sponsored by: ODIN
RFID Technology in the Supply Chain: Tomorrow's Supply Chain Technology Today
      Sponsored by: iGPS (Intelligent Global Pooling Systems)
The Business Case for Auto-ID Solutions Within Facilities and Throughout the Supply Chain
      Sponsored by: Savi Technology
What You Don't Know About RFID Might Be Hurting Your Business
      Sponsored by: Motorola
Perishables Traceability: Critical for Today's Supply Chains
      Sponsored by: IBM
Oil & Gas RFID Solution Group: Overview of World RFID Deployments in Oil and Gas
      Sponsored by: Oil & Gas RFID Solution Group Consortium
1:40 pm—Breakout Session
How to Leverage RFID for Temperature-Controlled 3PL Services
In 2008, H&M Bay, the premier freight mover in the less-than-truckload frozen and refrigerated commodities market, opened a new freezer/cooler storage facility adjacent to its existing DC in Federalsburg, Maryland, to create new efficiencies in inbound and outbound customer freight. Learn how adding a state-of-the-art RFID system to automatically record the movement of inventory in storage ensures the most effective and efficient handling of the freight while it is in H&M’s facility.
Speaker:
John Walker, Software Development Manager, H&M Bay
Takeaways:
• The benefits of using RFID for automatically recording putaway and shipping activity;
• How an RFID system can speed up forklift operator training
• Eliminating inventory errors with RFID
2:30 pm—Breakout Session
How to Choose the Right UHF RFID Reader
RFID handheld interrogators can provide a cost-effective means of capturing data for specific applications, and mobile and fixed readers have their role to play in any RFID system. How do you choose when to use fixed, mobile and handheld interrogators for your application to ensure the system works properly, while keeping the total cost of ownership low? This session will explain how to choose readers for various applications, and what you should look for in fixed, mobile and handheld models.
Speaker:
Justin Patton, RFID Research Center Managing Director, University of Arkansas
Takeaways:
• Insights regarding when to employ fixed, mobile and handheld readers to reduce deployment costs
• A checklist of what to look for in handheld, mobile and fixed interrogators
3:20 pm—Breakout Session
Cleaning Up With RFID
Cities and towns nationwide are turning to "smart" waste containers, data readers and scales on trash trucks that will allow them to encourage recycling and charge households by the weight of the trash they put out to the curb. In this session, hear case studies involving the deployment of radio frequency identification in the waste industry, and learn how RFID is being utilized for asset management, landfill diversion, billing and maintenance.
Speakers:
Wesley MacAllister, Business Unit Leader, Cascade Engineering
Eric Tremblay, Vice President, Labrie Environmental Group
Takeaways:
• The use of automated data collection to optimize refuse truck usage, maintain container maintenance records and streamline the customer billing process
• How RFID initiatives are being employed to encourage recycling, and to provide data to support grants being submitted for federal or state monies for recycling initiatives


RFID Journal LIVE! 2009 is produced by RFID Journal, the World's RFID Authority.

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