Sessions

Oct. 20 8:45 AM

Opening Remarks

Speaker: Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal
Oct. 20 9:00 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
Oct. 20 9:45 AM

Delta Improves Maintenance Efficiencies With RFID

Many large companies struggle to manage maintenance of their fleets, manufacturing machines and other complex assets. Delta Air Lines, which operates more than 5,000 flights daily across an extensive domestic and international network, is no exception. Five years ago, Delta began using RFID in its maintenance operations, tagging onboard aircraft equipment that must be managed for both presence and expiration date. Learn how the firm is deploying RFID technology to better serve its internal and external customers. Gain an understanding of the additional RFID projects that are under way, including internal logistics, tool management, equipment security checks and maintenance support equipment tracking.
Speaker: Rick Lewis, Business Analyst, Aircraft Maintenance , DELTA
Oct. 20 10:30 AM

Networking Break in Exhibit Hall

Oct. 20 11:00 AM

Equipment Value Stream Management and RFID at BAE Systems

BAE Systems' Electronic Systems (ES) sector spans the commercial and defense electronics markets with a broad portfolio of mission-critical electronic systems, including flight and engine controls, electronic warfare and night-vision systems, surveillance and reconnaissance sensors, secure networked communications equipment, and power- and energy-management systems. The use of radio frequency identification enables the automated location tracking of tools and equipment, which reduces search times, streamlines equipment maintenance and improves equipment utilization. This session will present best practices when implementing an RFID project in the aerospace and defense industry, as well as lessons learned for implementing passive ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) fixed portal and real-time location system (RTLS) solutions for tool and equipment management.
Speaker: Joshua Landry, PMP, Program Engineering Manager, BAE Systems
Oct. 20 11:45 AM

Solution-Provider Session - Mojix

Learn how to use RFID technology and big-data software to streamline manufacturing, ensure compliance and enable comprehensive, real-time asset visibility.
Speaker: Marc Hoster, Sr. Director of Sales, America, Mojix
Oct. 20 12:00 PM

Solution-Provider Session - Apptricity

Speaker: Tim Garcia, CEO and President, Apptricity
Oct. 20 12:15 PM

Lunch Break in Exhibit Hall

Oct. 20 1:30 PM

U.S. Air Force Improves Aircraft Maintenance With AIT

The Air Force Sustainment Center is using RFID and automatic identification technology (AIT) to reduce man-hours for aircraft locations, and to locate and track parts removed for maintenance. The Air Force Global Enterprise Tracking (AFGET) system decreases sustainment costs for five Air Force bases by providing metrics and locations of parts and ground support equipment in real time. The solution also dramatically reduces the amount of time it takes to gather information when re-assembling aircraft, and to track the kits that support the aircraft maintenance process. Learn how the program has improved record-keeping accuracy, as well as provided real-time metrics for senior leadership, resulting in reduced overall costs for the military.
Speaker: Matt Joseph, Serco Inc., AIT Program Tech Lead, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, U.S. Air Force
Oct. 20 2:15 PM

DARPA SHIELD Improves Traceability and Deters Counterfeiting

The security and integrity of the U.S. Department of Defense’s electronic systems are challenged by the presence of counterfeit integrated circuits. The Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) has created the Supply Chain Hardware Integrity for Electronics Defense (SHIELD) program to enhance supply chain traceability and discourage counterfeiting. Northrop Grumman is leading a team to develop tiny RFID chips to enable traceability. Learn how the program has a significant ROI, as well as profound security implications.
Speaker: Dr. Jamin McCue, Senior RF Engineer, Northrop Grumman
Oct. 20 3:00 PM

Networking Break in Exhibit Hall

Oct. 20 3:30 PM

OrbitalATK Uses RFID to Manufacture Composite Aerostructures

OrbitalATK’s Aircraft Commercial Center of Excellence (ACCE) is dedicated to high-rate composite structures manufacturing for the Airbus A350 XWB and Boeing 787 Dreamliner programs. Learn how the use of RFID in the ACCE is enabling a "visual factory" where each step of the composite manufacturing process can 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.
Speaker: Jim Morgan (Retired), Program Manager, OrbitalATK
Oct. 20 4:15 PM

How to Prepare for Your RFID Project Success

As with most things in life, preparing for your RFID project will insure its success. Most users focus on the hardware and software aspects, but it is the people who make it a success—or not. Learn about developing the business case, answering the WIIFM ("What's in it for me?") question and getting tangible buy-in from senior management. Understand the importance of size and of first impressions, meet others facing your same challenge and share your own experience with RFID project success.
Speaker: Jon Andresen, President, Technology Solutions, LLC
Oct. 20 5:00 PM

Conference Concludes