EPC Basic Training
EPC Basic Training will help companies become EPC-compliant and achieve internal and supply chain benefits. This is you're unique opportunity to learn how to encode tags and associate them with the proper items, integrate tagging with back-end systems, use EPC data to drive benefits and hear how early adopters did it.
November 4, 2008
What Is the Electronic Product Code-and Why Does It Matter?
This session will explain, in detail, the Electronic Product Code (EPC)—a GS1 identification key used to identify the product or object to which it is attached. The EPC enables a company to link to additional information available in an existing IT system. In this session, learn how the EPC goes one step further than traditional GS1 ID keys, such as GTIN and GLN, by serializing information to be captured. This ensures a new level of granularity, and is foundational for increased visibility along the supply chain.
The RFID Technology
The Electronic Product Code is based on radio frequency identification, a technology able to rapidly capture the data written to a tag, and to read bulk tags simultaneously. This session will explore the basics of RFID. Discover how a reader can communicate and exchange data with tags; gain an introduction to various types of tags, readers and frequencies available worldwide; and understand which set-up is best for fulfilling your particular business need.
The EPCglobal Network and Standards
Visibility along the supply chain cannot be achieved alone. In this session, discover how the EPCglobal network and standards enable you to exchange relevant data with trading partners, and to improve your processes and business intelligence. Key EPCglobal standards such as ALE and EPCIS will be detailed, allowing you to fully understand the "in"s and "out"s of sharing this information with trading partners.
Applications and Benefits of EPC RFID
In this topic, hear clear business cases and applications of EPC RFID in various industry sectors. Discover various benefits these implementations currently provide to early adopters already developing additional tools for improving business decisions, and learn how EPC RFID could impact your company's business processes.
Consumer Acceptance and EU Policy Developments
Consumer acceptance is paramount for the successful roll out of RFID technologies. In this session, you will better understand what is in it for them and which awareness material is already available for distribution. You will also discover how several companies are leveraging consumer benefits and receive an update on the latest EU policy developments around consumer acceptance.
During this session, Henri Barthel will address questions and explain where to obtain additional information regarding EPC RFID technologies.
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RFID Journal LIVE! Europe 2008 is produced by RFID Journal, the World's RFID Authority.