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

Main Tracks:

Manufacturing/Operations



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Featured Speakers

Filipe
Ferreira




Victor
Prodonoff




Andrew
Higginson




Assaf
Avrahami


Yedioth Information Technologies

Mark
Roberti




Louis
Bianchin




Jonathan
Collins




Priyanka
Gouthaman



What You Will Learn From This Track:
. Understanding the benefits of using RFID to monitor production costs
. Opportunities to streamline warehouse operations with RFID
. Exclusive results of 18 months of research into the use of RFID in the aerospace industry
. Insights into the obstacles to RFID adoption within the aerospace industry
. The benefits of using active and passive RFID systems in the aerospace supply chain
. How to integrate active and passive RFID systems to achieve greater efficiencies
. Understanding how to best improve reliability of identification systems on the manufacturing floor
. Insights into the reasons why a growing number of companies are choosing RFID outside of the mandate world


November 7, 2007

14:45—Breakout Session

Opening Production Monitoring Doors with RFID
Vicaima, a manufacturer of wooden doors and doorframes, is using passive UHF tags to monitor production at its manufacturing facility in Portugal in order to reduce costs and improve production efficiencies. After investing hundreds of thousands of dollars into a tagging system, the company expects to cut its production costs by 1.5 percent annually as well as allowing it to automate many of its manufacturing processes. In this session, hear how the company overcame its challenges of deploying RFID amidst the metals in the production lines, efficiently positioned interrogators to achieve maximum read rates, and how it plans on expanding its current deployment at its logistics centers.

Speaker:
Filipe Ferreira, General Manager, Member/Board of Directors, Vicaima

Takeaway:
. Understanding the benefits of using RFID to monitor production costs
. Opportunities to streamline warehouse operations with RFID
15:35—Sponsored Sessions

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

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


16:25—Breakout Session

Removing Barriers to RFID Adoption in Civil Aviation
The Aerospace ID Programme is sponsored by 16 players in the aerospace industry, ranging from the largest aircraft manufacturers to their suppliers, as well as standards bodies, IT services providers and RFID systems integrators. This session will present significant research results obtained in such areas as product life-cycle management and improved industrial operations enabled by automatic identification technologies.

Speaker:
Victor Prodonoff, Director, Aerospace ID, Cambridge University

Takeaway:
. Exclusive results of 18 months of research into the use of RFID in the aerospace industry
. Insights into the obstacles to RFID adoption within the aerospace industry

November 8, 2007

11:00—Breakout Session

Leveraging RFID in Aerospace
Rolls Royce, a leading maker of aeroplane parts, is supporting its defense/aerospace customers as they face a challenging and changing environment, with budget restraints and deployment costs requiring innovative solutions. To do so, the company performed a series of Global Asset Visibility trials. These tests have enabled the defense/aerospace sector to understand the technical and integration challenges of the active and passive RFID capabilities, allowing companies to meet customer mandates and maximise business benefit.

Speaker:
Andrew Higginson, Logistics Service Line Manager, Rolls Royce

Takeaway:
. The benefits of using active and passive RFID systems in the aerospace supply chain
. How to integrate active and passive RFID systems to achieve greater efficiencies
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—

Tracking RFID Adoption in the Manufacturing Sector
What are some of the challenges behind implementation in the Manufacturing sector? Where are most companies finding their ROI with RFID and what other technologies are they using in conjunction with RFID? In this session, hear from a panel of market researchers who will share their insights about where manufacturers are finding the most benefits, the applications delivering value today and the opportunities that still exist.

Moderator:
Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal
Panelists:
Louis Bianchin, Senior Analyst Program Manager, Venture Development Corporation
Jonathan Collins, Principal Analyst, RFID & Contactless, ABI Research
Priyanka Gouthaman, Research Analyst, Auto ID and Securities, Frost & Sullivan


14:20—Breakout Session

Tracking Newsprint Reels via RFID: A Case Study
Yedioth Ahronoth, Israel's largest daily paper, has worked to optimize its workflow, improve quality and reduce costs in recent years, achieving steady success. This discussion will focus on the firm's use of RFID technology in these efforts, demonstrating a clear business case for tracking reels of newsprint, from paper manufacturer to recycling bin.

Speaker:
Assaf Avrahami, CEO, Yedioth Information Technologies

Takeaway:
. Understanding how to best improve reliability of identification systems on the manufacturing floor
. Insights into the reasons why a growing number of companies are choosing RFID outside of the mandate world


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