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25-27 October, 2006

Hotels van Orange, Amsterdam


26 October
   
14:45  Supply Chain/Inventory Management:
The Business Case for Combining Wireless Technology with RFID

In this session, hear BP's chief technology officer shares his knowledge about the benefits of real-time enterprises, an upcoming project involving next-generation RFID, and the steps the company plans to take with what they have learned.
Speaker:
 Mike Haley, Senior Technology Consultant, BP
Takeaways:
Best practices for location tracking
Understanding how to link wireless measurement with real-time RFID data
   
15:35 Supply Chain/Inventory Management:
Leveraging EPC Discovery Services

The EPCglobal Network will enable machine-to-machine communication through the EPC Information Service, a set of standardized interfaces for sharing data securely. More commonly known as "EPCIS", these interfaces are only fully enabled by EPC Discovery Services. Listen to how companies will be able to use the Discovery Service to track and trace as well as other applications that will drive real business value. Speaker:
 Michael Young, Senior Director of Technology, Afilias
Takeaways:
An understanding of the value of EPCIS
Insights into how companies can leverage Discovery Services
   
16:25  Supply Chain/Inventory Management:
Why the Airline Industry is Looking at RFID

The results of a study by IATA, the leading aerospace association, will show the business need for RFID in the airline industry. Learn about how the common airport structure can greatly benefit with in-flight, ULD and baggage tracking.
Speaker:
 Andrew Price, RFID Project Manager, IATA
Takeaways:
Best practices for implementing RFID in baggage systems
Understanding the business side of RFID in aerospace
   

27 October
   
11:00  Supply Chain/Inventory Management:
UHF Tags on Metal—Optimizing Read Rates in a Tough Environment

Reading UHF-tags on metal is difficult, making data collection a challenge. Vendors have decided numerous special UHF-tags that can be put directly onto metal, but these differ significantly in read range, read rate and pricing. LogDynamics Lab has executed a series of tests in lab-environment and real-world scenarios using different UHF-portal solutions to compare the different applications. He shares the results of his research for the first time.
Speaker:
 Dieter Uckelmann, Manager, LogDynamics Lab, Univ. of Bremen
Takeaways:
Insight into the different solutions for UHF-tags on metal
Best practices for improving read rates on metal
   
11:50  Supply Chain/Inventory Management:
Smart Products—How Are You Doing?

The use of RFID and sensors in combination with ICT can be an effective way to cut costs and introduce new services. Edwin Kalischnig, Oracle's director of business development for RFID and sensor-based services in Europe, the Middle East & Africa, will provide a clear exposition of the latest developments on technologies and key business solutions. He will use a number of illustrative examples with significant opportunities and their business impact, including 2 EPC-IS use cases and the use of sensors in cool-chain projects. The information explosion that will result from the introduction of these technologies will push the requirements for the supporting IT systems to the extremes, requiring a true event-driven architecture.
Speaker:
 Edwin W. Kalischnig, Director of Business Development,
     RFID & Sensor-Based Services, EMEA Oracle Corporation
Takeaways:
How to combine multiple technologies with RFID to cut costs
Insight into the latest technology developments
   
13:30 Supply Chain/Inventory Management:
Achieving Retail Efficency with an In-Store RFID System

A Dutch bookseller has tagged all of its books and deployed its first in-store RFID system to help increase efficiency in both their goods receiving and store inventory management. The company is also looking at ways in which the real-time data can help boost customer service and how they can deploy the system to all of its existing 42 stores by 2007.
Speakers:
 Jan Vink, CIO, BGN
Takeaways:
Insights into how tointegrate supply chain operations with retail when using RFID
Best tips for efficient item level tagging
Insights into how to accurately handle inventory management errors
   
14:20  Supply Chain/Inventory Management:
RFID Is Fit to Track Clothes

International apparel and footwear retailers are moving forward with deploying RFID in the supply chain and in stores. German retailer Kaufhof Warenhaus has tested RFID to track clothes for the past three and a half years ago . The company explains the benefits of using RFID in both their supply chain and in their stores to manage inventory and replenishment. Among the benefits Kaufhof has found is cutting the time it takes to scan the contents of a delivery into inventory by 22 times. Lemmi Fashion, a German children's wear manufacturer, began tagging 100% of its products in 2004, enabling the company to increase its productivity and greatly reducing costs within one year of deployment. This session will highlight how international apparel and footwear retailers are moving forward with deploying RFID in the supply chain and in stores.
Speaker:
 Götz Pfeifferling, CIO, Lemmi Fashion
 Uwe Quiede, Logistik—Future Store Initiative, Kaufhof Warenhaus AG
Takeaways:
An understanding of RFID's benefits in the retail/apparel supply chain
Insights into the cost of deploying an RFID system for apparel
   
15:20  Supply Chain/Inventory Management:
Sharing Data in the Food Supply Chain

BT Auto-ID Services, the BT Business Unit dedicated to delivering auto-ID solutions including RFID, has launched its first industry-specific managed service collaborative data exchange. The company hopes its new BT Foodnet service will help pull together data relating to materials and products used in the food industry and share it across the supply chain. The sources of data would be RFID and other auto-identifications systems, whether closed-loop or open-loop. In this session learn how the service is providing detailed information relating to products moving through the supply chain.
Speaker:
 Eddie Dodds, CTO, BT Auto-ID Services
Takeaways:
Tips on deriving significant benefits in the supply chain from closed loop and open loop RFID
Understanding how to achieve greater traceability in the supply chain with partners
   
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