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Item-Level Retail and Apparel Workshop

Retailers worldwide are employing RFID to track individual items, thereby improving inventory accuracy and enabling them to have products on shelves when customers want to buy them. During this workshop, you will hear where the benefits are and how to achieve them—plus, you'll get an update on the GS1 US Item Level RFID Initiative, which is helping to develop standard ways of deploying the technology and best practices.

RFID Journal LIVE! preconference seminars provide in-depth information regarding specific aspects of EPC and RFID technologies. Attendees can choose to participate in one of these sessions prior to the opening of the main conference program. Preconference seminars are available through an All-Access, Conference + Preconference or Preconference + Exhibit-Only Pass.




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April 30, 2013

10:30 AM—Preconference
RFID Basics
New to RFID? This optional session for all preconference attendees provides an introduction to the fundamentals of the technology. The differences between the various classes of tags will be explained, including active and passive systems, and the need for additional IT systems to build upon RFID in real-world applications will be highlighted. The session will also include a brief overview of the EPCglobal network, the future of ISO standards, ETSI reader regulations and the latest standardization efforts worldwide. Finally, the relationship between different standards in the area of EPC RFID, including the latest EPC Gen 2 standard, will be presented.
Speaker:
Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal
Takeaways:
• A general understanding of the various types of RFID systems and their applications
• An understanding of the different components of an RFID system and how they fit together
11:30 AM—Preconference
Source Tagging and Serialization
This session will explain how to choose an appropriate Gen 2 EPC UHF tag, as well as the options for encoding it with serialized data. In addition, the speakers will discuss the pros and cons of the various options for tagging goods at the source, including using service bureaus.
Speakers:
Doug Harvel, IT Project Leader, Jockey International
Sue Hutchinson, Director, Portfolio Strategy , GS1 US
Justin Patton, RFID Research Center Managing Director, University of Arkansas
12:30 PM—Preconference
Supply Chain Applications
RFID technology can dramatically improve supply chain operations. This session will cover outbound audits to ensure 100 percent shipping accuracy, receiving, electronic proof of delivery and other applications.
Speakers:
Jay Craft, VP Product Development, VF Jeanswear, LP
David Cromhout, RFID Research Center Research Director, University of Arkansas
1:00 PM—Preconference
Lunch
1:30 PM—Preconference
Core Store Operations
RFID technology can be used for daily cycle counts, replenishment, promotions management and other in-store applications. This session will cover best practices for using RFID to improve store operations. Find out where the big benefits are, from companies using RFID today.
Speakers:
Dr. Bill Hardgrave, Dean and Wells Fargo Professor, College of Business, Auburn University
Sue Hutchinson, Director, Portfolio Strategy , GS1 US
Stacey Shulman, VP of Technology, American Apparel
2:30 PM—Preconference
Secondary Store Applications
In addition to the applications discussed in the previous session, RFID can also be used for loss prevention, to improve the customer shopping experience, reduce lines at the point of sale, manage returns and reverse logistics, and more. Hear the benefits that retailers can expect to achieve from these uses of the technology.
Speakers:
Sean Bennett, Director of Loss Prevention, Tory Burch
David Cromhout, RFID Research Center Research Director, University of Arkansas
3:30 PM—Preconference
Open Discussion
Speakers will entertain questions and delve more deeply into the issues of interest to attendees, as well as other topics, such as industry standards.
Moderator:
Dr. Bill Hardgrave, Dean and Wells Fargo Professor, College of Business, Auburn University
Panelists:
Sean Bennett, Director of Loss Prevention, Tory Burch
Jay Craft, VP Product Development, VF Jeanswear, LP
Doug Harvel, IT Project Leader, Jockey International
Sue Hutchinson, Director, Portfolio Strategy , GS1 US
Stacey Shulman, VP of Technology, American Apparel




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RFID Journal LIVE! 2013 is produced by RFID Journal, the World's RFID Authority.

All conference sessions are subject to change, and RFID Journal reserves the right to alter dates, programs and speakers at any time, as circumstances dictate. Sessions without assigned speakers indicate a target topic; every effort will be made to ensure that a program of equivalent standard and value is available.

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