6-8 November 2007 . Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam . Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Main Tracks:

Supply Chain/Inventory Management



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Featured Speakers

Gabriel
Nasser




Dalia Abu
Dayyeh




Rover
van Mierlo




Rajan
Luthra


Reliance Retail

Jan
Vink




Roberto
Montanari




Monica
Guizzardi




Götz
Pfeifferling



What You Will Learn From This Track:
. How to use RFID in the jewelry supply chain
. Improving security and safety with RFID systems
. Tips on how to make the fresh supply chain more transparent
. How to best share relevant data and keep private data private
. Insights into the importance of RFID in process efficacy measurement
. The challenges and opportunities for RFID players in companies without legacy systems
. An understanding of the value RFID offers in a country where labor is still relatively inexpensive
. Understanding how to address the challenges of changing from bar codes to RFID tags
. Best tips for achieving ROI within your supply chain with RFID
. How and where RFID can be used in the cold chain
. How to integrate RFID within your supply chain
. How to use RFID to improve shipping accuracy
. How to overcome the challenges of deploying UHF systems in the supply chain

November 7, 2007

14:45—Breakout Session

RFID in a Large-scale Green-field Retail Rollout in India
Reliance Retail of India is rolling out a massive green-field retail and supply chain initiative across India, covering all merchandise categories. Enjoying the advantages of having no legacy in its processes and IT systems, the company is employing the latest technologies to deliver maximum customer benefits. In keeping with its process-driven approach to business, Reliance sees RFID as a key differentiator, because the technology enables true real-time inventory visibility across its end-to-end supply chain-from farms to processing and distribution centers to multiple-format retail stores.

Speaker:
Rajan Luthra, VP, Reliance Retail

Takeaway:
. Insights into the importance of RFID in process efficacy measurement
. The challenges and opportunities for RFID players in companies without legacy systems
. An understanding of the value RFID offers in a country where labor is still relatively inexpensive
15:35—Sponsored Sessions

Optimization Possibilities for RFID Systems
Checkpoint Systems, a leading RFID solutions provider, will discuss key success factors of RFID in practice, with a focus on retail and apparel applications. Checkpoint will explain how combining RFID and EAS technologies can increase ROI in the retail industry. Find out how Checkpoint implemented RFID systems at some of Europe's largest retailers, and learn about the lessons it derived fromsuccessful pilot programs and roll-outs.

Speaker:
Torsten Strauch, European Sales Director of RFID, Checkpoint Systems


UHF Gen 2 for Item-Level Tagging of Apparel
RFID can offer unique advantages to the retail apparel industry. Learn how UHF Gen 2 solutions will provide benefits that directly address the most critical RFID deployment issues in the apparel industry. Topics include smart-shelves, brand protection, loss prevention, and supply chain efficiency.

Speaker:
Dimitri Desmons, VP, RFID Marketing, Impinj, Inc.

Takeaway:
. Understanding the benefits of RFID in the apparel industry
. Tips on how to find the right solution fit for your item-level apparel tagging

The Common Thread for Successful Deployments in Retail, Manufacturing, Food processing, and Consumer Electronics
This session will examine key success factors for deploying open- and closed-loop RFID applications, including supply-chain management, asset tracking, product pedigree, WIP and security. It will demonstrate that RFID applications can only be effective when the data driving them is accurate and reliable. Experts and end users have observed an "RFID network effect" that leads to compounded value with RFID deployment. This suggests the broader you scale a deployment with tagged items, read points, facilities and applications, the more you generate benefits for the enterprise. With this scaling comes a need for enterprise-wide manageability, which can be addressed by leveraging a standards-based RFID network infrastructure-an approach used by such companies as Metro Group, Sony Europe, Lemmi Fashion, Dow Corning, HP and Dole Foods.

Speaker:
Ashley Stephenson, Chairman, REVA Systems

Takeaway:
. Overview of industry implementations
. Outline of RFID Network Infrastructure properties
. Discussion of trends in RFID deployment
16:25—Breakout Session

Shortening the Logistical Turnaround Time and Increasing Productivity with RFID
Schuitema, a Dutch wholesale groceries and services supermarket, began an RFID pilot in 2005 to see if it could get fresher cut vegetables to the consumer by using RFID To track crates and temperature in the supply chain. The pilot, known as Vers Schakel, logged temperature information with real time RFID data to enable first expiry first out (FEFO) as opposed to the first in first out (FIFO) process. In this session, hear how the company plans on tagging approximately 18-million crates during many steps in the process involving a mixture of different RFID reader solutions and why they chose open standards data sharing.

Speaker:
Rover van Mierlo, Director of Logistics, Schuitema N.V.

Takeaway:
. Tips on how to make the fresh supply chain more transparent
. How to best share relevant data and keep private data private

November 8, 2007

11:00—Breakout Session

Transitioning from Bar Codes to RFID on the Retail Floor
With over 40 bookstores in the Netherlands, BGN Selexyz began using passive RFID tags at two of its locations and reduced the time needed to complete its inventory management by 85%. But in order to implement the technology throughout its other locations, the company had to devise a cost effective method in switching from bar codes to RFID labels. In this session, hear how BGN Selexyz achieved the transition from one technology to another and how doing so reduced its tag costs by 35%.

Speaker:
Jan Vink, Director ICT, BGN Selexyz Bookstores

Takeaway:
. Understanding how to address the challenges of changing from bar codes to RFID tags
. Best tips for achieving ROI within your supply chain with RFID
11:50—Sponsored Sessions

Delivering Business Information Insights Through RFID Implementations
IBMis helping companies around the globe realize business benefits fromnew information insights, leading to business transformation enabled by RFID technology. The emergence of widespread RFID information is a positive disruptive force, allowing clients to derive greater insights into their business operations-insights concerning the identification, location and status of assets, products and resources, as well as facilities and environmental conditions. In this session, learn how IBM is working with industry innovators in the automotive, retail/CPG and pharmaceutical industries to enhance their operations, improve return on investment and increase customer satisfaction.

Speaker:
Martin Wildberger, VP, Global and Sensor Actuator Solutions, IBM


The Path to Scalable Performance in RFID Networks: From ETSI Regulations to EB Identification Network
The number of successful RFID projects is increasing rapidly, but a lot of hard work is often needed before achieving results. Several challenges must be faced, such as understanding local regulations or working in a radio propagation environment with external or intra-systeminterference. Solving these challenges withmanual parameter tuning, antenna re-tilting or trial-and-error consulting is time-consuming and expensive, and seldomleads to better-than-average results. In this session, learn how the EB Identification Network addresses network- and devicelayer technical problems, enabling customers to focus onmore interesting-and more important-application- and business-layer problems.

Speaker:
Roland Kueng, Director of Wireless Technologies/IPR, Elektrobit Corporation (EB)


13:30—Breakout Session

RFID'S Benefits in the Cold Chain
Apo Conerpo, one of Italy's biggest fresh fruit producers, and Conad, a major retailer, ran a RFID pilot in this year aimed at monitoring cold chain parameters in the fresh fruit supply chain.The pilot cover the entire supply chain, monitoring temperature from the producer packaging lines, down to two retailer's distribution centre to six department stores.More than more than 60,000 temperature readings were taken on cases of cherry. RFID devices also were used to capture the flow time along the supply chain enabling the companies to pinpoint weaknesses in the cold chain and take effective countermeasures. A major outcome of the project can also be found in a methodological, probabilistic approach on how to assess cold chain management performances of the supply chain players.This tool can be adopted to improve cold chain management capabilities and eventually to deliver end customers fresher and safer products.

Speakers:
Monica Guizzardi, Chief Quality Officer, Apo Conerpo
Roberto Montanari, Professor of Industrial Plants, University of Parma

Takeaway:
. How and where RFID can be used in the cold chain
. How to integrate RFID within your supply chain
14:20—Breakout Session

RFID Is Fit to Track Clothes
After completing a successful UHF item-level test, LEmmi Fashions, a children's apparel house began implementing UHF for its entire customer delivery operations. Hear the challenges the company faced in implementing the system at a time when most retail partners are not moving toward any real applications within their own store-level operations.

Speaker:
Götz Pfeifferling, CIO, Lemmi Fashion

Takeaway:
. How to use RFID to improve shipping accuracy
. How to overcome the challenges of deploying UHF systems in the supply chain
15:20—Breakout Session

Lowering Risk in the Gold Supply Chain
TJS dmcc, a Dubai-based company, has developed an innovative RFID system that lowers the risk to financing gold purchases in the jewelry industry. The solution uses 13.56 MHz RFID tags to track and trace gold jewelry items affixed with tamper-evident tags. Each tracked item becomes a candidate to be offered under a low-risk, lower-cost consignment of jewelry to be provided by independent financiers. Learn how this not only reduced the risk of financing but also lowered labor costs and inefficiencies, and provided a competitive alternative to traditional gold loans.

Speakers:
Dalia Abu Dayyeh, Project Manager, The Jewelry Store
Gabriel Nasser, IT Director, The Jewelry Store

Takeaway:
. How to use RFID in the jewelry supply chain
. Improving security and safety with RFID systems


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