RFID in Aerospace/Aviation

May 17, 2011 — 11 AM to 1 PM EDT

Platinum Sponsors:
Gold Sponsor:
RFID Global Solution
Deployment Guide
OAT Systems

This event is designed specifically for airports, airlines, aircraft manufacturers, maintenance firms and others looking to understand how radio frequency identification can improve operations and reduce costs. Without leaving your desk, hear how leading companies in aerospace and aviation are using RFID to achieve benefits today.

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11:00 AMWelcome and Introduction
Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal
11:05 AMRFID: State of the Union
In this session, a representative of Boeing will present the big picture of RFID for aerospace and defense. Learn about progress on commercialization efforts, and obtain a future outlook from a global industry leader. This will be a rare opportunity to discuss the paths and direction of RFID in aerospace from one of the leading companies in the industry.
Kenneth Porad, Associate Technical Fellow and Program Manager, Boeing
11:40 AMBest Practices for Tool Control: Reducing FOD Risk and Improving the MRO Process and Supply Chain
Aerospace companies and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities must consider tool control a high priority. Government contracts now require that tool-control methods be put in place when building or maintaining an aircraft. There are many methods for tool control available, but in this session, the speaker will focus on the best-practices method of automated tool control at the point of use, to ensure 100 percent positive tool-control methods. Hear how to monitor tool movement, determine location and, in the worst case, use existing technology to find a lost tool. Learn why it is important to establish proper tool control, and why managing all supplies necessary to complete a task is critical. Have you ever completed walk studies to determine the real cost of inventory? Is there a surefire method to ensure you have supplies on hand at all times? Learn how to uniquely handle these types of inventory issues in a cohesive system.
Robert Holmes, Director of Marketing, WinWare Inc
12:15 PMBest Practices for A&D RFID Deployments: Which Processes Benefit the Most From RFID?
Aerospace manufacturers, defense contractors and MRO providers are starting to adopt RFID technology for different use cases and business processes. What do successful deployments have in common? And where does process automation provide the biggest payoff? This session will walk through multiple real-world A&D deployments in WIP tracking, tool tracking, part marking, jig tracking, audit and attestation, and other areas. Project design, enterprise systems integration and implementation options will be discussed.
Jonathan Gregory, A & D Program Manager, OATSystems, a division of Checkpoint Systems
12:35 PMFrom Parts to Revenue—Accelerating Production With RFID
RFID is being deployed to track work-in-process (WIP) and tools throughout the aerospace manufacturing process, resulting in faster conversion of parts to finished aircraft. This acceleration of aerospace assembly drives increased revenue and bottom-line profits. RFID Global Solution, which has been at the forefront of innovation in aerospace manufacturing processes, will share examples of process improvements and ROI achieved by its clients, from tracking parts to subassemblies to flight bags. Learn how the company's Visi-Trac solution reduces the time spent tracking work orders, distributing flight maps and inventorying tools, thereby resulting in improved supply chain visibility, reduced labor costs and faster conversion of parts to cash. The firm will also discuss best practices for tool control, as well as reducing the risk of foreign object damage (FOD) and improving the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) process and supply chain.
Terry Alderson, VP of Aerospace and Defense, RFID Global Solution
12:55 PMClosing Remarks
Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal