Dec. 13 8:45 AM

Opening Remarks

Speaker: Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal
Dec. 13 9:00 AM

Air Force Achieves Real Benefits With RFID

The U.S. Air Force has been using RFID-based automatic-identification technology (AIT) for a wide variety of projects, including the reduction of man-hours for aircraft locations, and to locate and track parts removed for maintenance. Other areas are employing passive RFID to support the tracking of critical USAF assets. Hear where RFID delivers the biggest benefits. and learn the best practices the U.S. Air Force has developed, as well as what new projects are on the horizon.
Dec. 13 9:45 AM

Boeing Deploys RFID In-House for Assembly Management

Global aerospace company Boeing has deployed a radio frequency identification system for internal manufacturing purposes at four facilities since 2016, using recently released RFID labels. Boeing's deployment of the RFID-integrated label is consistent with the aircraft company's use of passive UHF RFID technology for its own purposes, as well as those of airlines. Before the RFID system's deployment, the management of parts during assembly was a matter of performing visual checks and manually entering data in order to confirm where specific parts were located and in which assembly they were used. Learn how the use of RFID has enabled the firm to save labor time and prevent the incidence of errors.
Speaker: John Yu, Senior Manager, Automated Identification, Boeing
Dec. 13 10:30 AM

Networking Break in Exhibit Room

Dec. 13 11:00 AM

A Strategic Approach to RFID

Companies in the defense sector are being asked to tag shipments to the U.S. Department of Defense and some aerospace manufacturers. RFID can deliver internal benefits, but companies need to develop a coherent strategy for deploying RFID across the enterprise in a way that will deliver benefits in many areas of their operations. In this session, you will hear best practices for developing an RFID strategy that delivers near- and long-term benefits.
Speaker: Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal
Dec. 13 11:45 AM

Airport Doubles Efficiency Gain for Wheelchair Responses With BLE

An international airport is using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacon-based technology at one of its terminals to manage wheelchairs as they are dispatched and used to transport passengers. The program has reduced passenger wheelchair service times by about 50 percent (from 15 to 20 minutes to only seven minutes) since it was deployed several months ago. Learn how the system eliminates the need for paperwork, automatically requests a pickup from the closest unoccupied agent, and provides real-time visibility into the locations of passengers and agents throughout the terminal.
Dec. 13 12:30 PM

Lunch in Exhibit Room

Dec. 13 1:30 PM

Using RFID to Manufacture Composite Aerostructures

An aerospace company is using RFID to enable a "visual factory" for its customers. This process enables each step of the composite manufacturing process to be monitored automatically, from raw material receipt through component production through eventual shipment to the end customer. Learn why RFID serves as a critical enabler for ramping up production for the company’s OEM contracts.
Dec. 13 2:15 PM

RFID in Commercial Aviation: Flyable Parts, Cabin Compliance, Baggage, and Asset Management

RFID continues to gain traction throughout the aviation industry and adoption in commercial aviation is increasing. Learn how RFID is being adopted in aviation, how these programs interact with one another, and important convergences and differences between commercial aviation and many of the existing RFID programs in retail and manufacturing. Gain an understanding of how the technology can increase efficiency and improve air travel for the future.
Speaker: Justin Patton, Director, RFID Center, Auburn University
Dec. 13 3:00 PM

Networking Break in Exhibit Room

Dec. 13 3:30 PM

Improving Aircraft Production and Maintenance With RFID

A leading airframe manufacturer in both the commercial and defense sectors is using RFID technology in several projects. RFID-based tracking and tracing of aircraft parts, during both the production and maintenance phases of the lifecycle, brings significant value to all stakeholders within the aviation ecosystem. Learn how the use of RFID enables automated data collection, verification and validation, resulting in improved accuracy and reduced flow time.
Dec. 13 4:15 PM

Expert Panel: DOD Enhances Asset Visibility for Warfighters

This U.S. Department of Defense and industry panel will focus on the importance of industry and academia partnerships for effective use of automatic identification technology (AIT) to enhance many of the DOD's business processes. The panelists will discuss the AIT efforts of their company or agency, their role in supporting the DOD's AIT program and potential future AIT technologies of interest to the DOD.
Dec. 13 5:30 PM

Conference Concludes