RFID in the Supply Chain

February 26, 2013 — 11 AM to 1 PM EST

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Leading-edge firms are improving their supply chains and logistics operations, including warehouse management, by taking advantage of the greater visibility that RFID data provides. Hear from some companies that have successfully deployed RFID-based systems, and learn about their best practices.

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11:00 AMWelcome and Introduction
Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal
11:05 AMRFID: Delivering Supply Chain Visibility for One of the Largest Grocery Retailers in the United States
Hear how one of the largest grocery retailers in the United States is keeping a close eye on trailers and shipments at its distribution centers, via a radio frequency identification solution that tracks their locations without the use of any fixed readers. The retail company gathers its location data from passive RFID tags mounted on trailers, and interrogators installed on yard trucks and at gates. With better visibility, velocity and asset utilization, the firm has been able to reduce costs and increase efficiencies.
Dr. Aleks Gollu, CTO and Founder, PINC Solutions
11:40 AMUsing RFID to Improve Efficiencies in Transportation and Manufacturing
RFID is successfully being utilized to create efficiencies and cost savings, and to improve data collection in businesses and government agencies around the globe. From inventory management to moving goods throughout the supply chain, to collecting and managing the data about those goods, RFID has been shown to dramatically reduce costs, lead times and shrinkage, as well as increase throughput, as a result of better inventory visibility. The presenter will show how companies in the manufacturing and transportation industries, along with the United States Marine Corps, are successfully leveraging RFID to gain greater visibility into their supply chain.
Ed Nabrotzky, Executive VP of Sales (Americas) and Product Development, Omni-ID
12:05 PMUsing EPCIS Data Sharing for Full Supply Chain Visibility
EPC Information Services (EPCIS) is a set of networking and data-sharing standards that offer companies the ability to share information not just about serial numbers read from RFID tags, but also regarding the context of those reads. In this session, learn how EPCIS can be employed to help realize benefits from RFID in the supply chain for a wide range of industries, including retail, consumer packaged goods, aerospace, defense, pharmaceuticals and many others. Hear how EPCIS goes beyond just identifying and tracking assets, and turns that visibility into action by exchanging data with business partners.
Ken Traub, Ph.D., President, Ken Traub Consulting, LLC
12:45 PMClosing Remarks
Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal