RFID for Asset Tracking

March 02, 2010 — 11 AM to 1 PM EST

Platinum Sponsor:
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OAT Systems

Tracking reusable transport containers, tools, equipment and other assets can deliver a quick return on investment by increasing utilization rates, reducing rental costs and minimizing capital expenditures. This virtual event will feature real-world case studies from companies that have deployed RFID asset-tracking systems, as well as insights into which RFID technologies are suitable for your company's assets.

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11:05 AMHow to Track Assets and Monitor Usage With RFID
Genesis Health Systems has installed an RFID-enabled system to better track assets as they pass through its clinicians' hands, as well as its sterilization and biomedical departments. The firm sought a solution that would allow it to locate rented pumps and return them on time, as well as know where the hospital's own pumps are located, and recognize when there is a bottleneck that could cause an equipment shortage. The Wi-Fi-based technology provides the facility with detailed reports based on equipment movement and usage, and enables it to respond more quickly to natural disasters or other emergencies. In this session, hear how the time spent locating missing equipment has been reduced from 22 minutes to a maximum of 2 minutes searching via computer.
Al Loeffelholz, Logistics Manager, Materials Services, Genesis Health System
Steve Montgomery, Supervisor of Logistics, Genesis Health System
11:30 AMBest Practices in RFID Tag Selection for Asset-Tracking Applications
End users are evaluating RFID for IT asset-tracking and -management applications across a broad spectrum of markets, to increase visibility, improve business processes and reduce costs. A critical consideration in any IT asset-tracking application is the RFID tag, which is attached to IT assets and capital equipment to monitor the movements of assets between facilities and geographic regions. There are many considerations customers need to make in selecting the proper RFID technology and tag for their application, including the tag's expected lifespan, the environment, read-distance requirements and the particular assets being tagged. This session will examine each of these considerations in the context of real-world IT asset-tracking implementations.
Andre Coté , SVP Business Development, Omni-ID
11:45 AMDeploying RFID for Asset Tracking
Real-time visibility can dramatically reduce costs and increase operating efficiencies for the vast majority of enterprises. Where does asset visibility yield the biggest payback? What does an RFID-enabled enterprise application look like? How can enterprises gain visibility into the location and movement of their assets? This session will explore several use cases, including reusable container tracking, tool tracking, jig tracking and yard management, as examples of asset-tracking applications that can yield tangible benefits. It will also highlight real-world case studies, and the benefits that enterprises have achieved by implementing asset-tracking solutions.
Alan Sherman, Sr. Director of Global Marketing, OATSystems, a division of Checkpoint Systems
11:45 AMUsing RFID to Track Assets and Supplies
Action Ambulance Service has installed RFID-enabled systems to better track hard assets, disposables, equipment and fleet supplies. In this session, hear how the technology is being used to control inventory, reduc labor costs and generate service reports for regulatory agencies.
Joe Simone, Director of Information Technology, Action Ambulance Services, Inc.
12:30 PMHow to Choose an RFID Asset Tracking Solution
This session explains how companies can cut costs with an RFID tracking solution and explains how companies should go about choosing the right RFID system. It briefly touches on the differences between passive and active RFID system, ultra-wide band and real time location system. The speaker will explains the steps companies should take to select the most appropriate system for their needs.
Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal