RFID Journal LIVE! 2017Keynotes and General Sessions

RFID Journal LIVE! 2017 Keynotes

Opening Keynote
May 9 5:00 PM

Improving Manufacturing With RFID

A leader in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions has deployed an RFID system at one of its plants to create an automated shipping and component verification solution in a high-volume and high-velocity environment. Hear how the system was designed and implemented, how it reduced truck-loading errors by more than 80 percent, and how it boosted shipping productivity by 33 percent, resulting in hundreds of thousands of dollars in annual savings.
May 9 5:45 PM

Apparel Company Expands RFID Use to Additional Stores and Distribution Center

Following a three-year trial of radio frequency identification technology at some of its stores, a global retailer is expanding its use of the system to track inventory and automate advance shipping notices at additional locations. The apparel retailer began using RFID in 2012, first as a trial in five stores and then expanding the system to 25 locations, and then 100 more. The latest rollout consists of providing RFID readers to an additional 164 stores, as well as to the company's distribution center. Learn about how the system's adoption was expanded, and how the firm has begun tagging and tracking new product categories: menswear, suits and children's clothing.
General Session
May 10 8:30 AM

Track-and-Trace System Improves Operations

A global energy company has implemented RFID track-and-trace technology to monitor equipment packages worth $1.2 billion as they move through the supply chain to an oil rig in Asia. The solution is providing important handling information, while enabling the firm to identify equipment that may not have been transported correctly, thereby reducing failures in operation, ensuring on-time delivery, improving safety and limiting delays in finding particular containers and equipment. Learn how the company is managing the real-time tracking data, and how value is created by exchanging information with other project partners across a complex supply chain of aggregation facilities, storage warehouses, docks, vessels and yards, until the equipment is delivered for installation.
General Session
May 10 9:15 AM

Health-Care System Uses RTLS to Create a Real-Time Hospital

A health-care system has installed an infrared-based RFID solution that it believes has made the facility the largest "real-time hospital" in the world. The program monitors more than one million hand-hygiene events per month, tracking the interactions of patients and personnel, as well as equipment use, site-wide. By monitoring the locations of assets, patients and staff members, the hospital believes that it can provide a safer, more efficient environment. The facility also utilizes the technology to record patient, staff and asset contacts during disease outbreaks, and to better understand patient dependency by analyzing staff times at bedsides.
General Session
May 10 10:00 AM

Creating Business Value by Enabling the Internet of Things

Radio frequency identification and RF sensors are one way in which companies can link things—assets, products, inventories and environments—to the Internet. Learn how RFID technologies are being added to products to enhance their functionality by connecting them to the Internet, and how RFID and sensors are being employed to make environments smarter and more responsive. In addition, hear what strategies leading-edge companies are employing to take advantage of the emerging Internet of Things.