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RFID technology will have a profound impact on the way companies manage their operations. By providing the ability to track parts and raw material, containers, supply chain assets, spare parts and almost every other aspect of operations, RFID will give companies the ability to improve efficiencies in large and small ways. Many of the sessions at RFID Journal LIVE! 2006 cover issues critical to operations management professionals involved in RFID deployments. You'll learn:

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  Strategies for increasing factory throughput with active RFID
  How to improve cargo tracking with RFID
  Best practices for tagging and tracking tools and parts
  Methods for tracking work in process with RFID
  Benefits of tracking of parts and tools with RFID
  Best practices for reducing manufacturing defects with RFID
  Strategies for linking Six Sigma and RFID projects
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Operations Sessions

Tuesday, May 2
11:15 am Case Study—Embedding RFID in Products to Add Value
Colder Products has embedded RFID tags and readers in its coupling to enable its customers to avoid manufacturing mistakes and reduce liabilities. Learn how the company overcame obstacles and created a new products division that is growing more than 100% per year.
  Rick Garber, Bus. Unit Mngr., Smart Technology, Colder Products
How to embed RFID tags in individual products
How RFID can be used to add value, improve customer relations and boost sales.
11:15 am The Math Behind RFID in Logistics
For most logistics operations, there are benefits from tagging containers and chassis today. The savings accrue when you know for certain what assets you have and where they are at every hour and are able to increase asset utilization. This session does the math for you.
  Robert Hadow, Partner, N.C. Cuthbert
The ROI from better use of containers and chassis through RFID tracking
12:05 am  Deploy RFID With an ROI
RFID projects can achieve an ROI. Learn step-by-step how your company can achieve an ROI with RFID. You'll learn where to find value and how to avoid the pitfalls others have made.
  Louis Sirico, RFID Industry Evangelist
Calculating costs of RFID deployments
Specific steps to achieve a measurable ROI
2:45 pm  When and Where to Tag Items
Studies demonstrate that item-level tagging can deliver the ultimate in RFID benefits to companies in many industries, including aerospace, defense, pharmaceutical and retail. But it's also the most costly to implement. When and where is item-level tagging most appropriate and most profitable? What factors should you keep in mind when making the strategic decision on whether to move to item-level tagging?
  Steve Casey, CEO and President, SureID
  Dimitri Desmons, VP, RFID Marketing, Impinj
  Alastair McArthur, Chief Technology Officer, Tagsys
  Jonathan Collins, European Editor, RFID Journal
Understanding the costs vs. benefits of item-level tagging
Developing a strategic plan for item-level tagging
2:45 pm Tracking 190,000 Vehicles at Gulf States Toyota
Gulf States Toyota, a Houston regional distributor for 145 Toyota dealers, uses an active RFID tracking system for processing nearly 200,000 cars annually. It enables Gulf States Toyota to locate new Toyotas at its processing center, replacing the previous method of sending employees out on foot throughout its 84-acre lot to identify cars that needed to be customized for particular dealers and buyers. The system has reduced processing and labor costs, while achieving better quality and customer service.
  Gary Cole, Sr. Manager, Planning and Logistics, Gulf States Toyota
Inner workings of a vehicle tracking system
The ROI of RFID in a logistics environment
2:45 pm Meeting RFID Mandates From Boeing & Airbus
Boeing and Airbus have developed special tagging requirements to meet their needs. This session explains what you must do to become compliant with the airplane manufacturers' requirements for tagging parts. Panelists also explain how companies can move tagging back in their operations to achieve benefits.
  Jens Heitmann, Head of Systems/Equipment Standardization, Airbus
  Kenneth Porad, Associate Technical Fellow, Boeing
How to meet Boeing and Airbus's tagging requirements
How to deploy 13.56 MHz tags in challenging clinical environments
3:35 pm Transportation/Logistics: Tracking High-Value Assets in
     Challenging Environments with PowerID Battery Assisted
     Labels—Evidence From the Field

Companies looking to track high value assets in challenging environments--those containing metals, liquids, or foils--now have an affordable alternative to active tags: PowerID battery-assisted labels. This session will showcase a number of applications in the field, demonstrating how PowerID effectively and affordably allows companies to use RFID to track high value assets without having to expend the costs associated with active tags.
  Gidy Weisglass, Director of Sales, Europe, Power Paper
Inner workings of a vehicle tracking system
The ROI of RFID in a logistics environment
Wednesday, May 3
1:55 pm Case Study—Securing Cargo with E-Seals
Learn how one major trading company conducted an error-free field trial for an RFID container seal system that provides automatic container-intrusion detection and enables the tracking of cargo.
  Yoshibumi Kotsuka, Director, Transportation & Logistics, Mitsui & Co.
How to improve cargo security with electronic seals
Strategies for improving the visibility of cargo in transit
1:55 pm Case Study—Virgin Atlantic Airways Tracks High Value Parts
Virgin Atlantic Airways tagged airplane components in its Heathrow Airport warehouse in a pilot study last year in London. The airline reports on the test of RFID and how it affected the time spent searching for missing high-value parts for the servicing of airplanes. Less time locating parts means less expense. Virgin is considering expanding the program to its other warehouses, which would enable employees to locate parts they need anywhere in the world.
  Mark Butler, Systems Implementation Manager, Virgin Atlantic
The ROI from tracking of tracking high-value parts internally
Best practices for tagging and tracking airplane parts
2:45 pm Case Study—SSA Terminals Adds RFID to Quicken Cargo
SSA Terminals, the world's largest privately held cargo- and container-handling company, has installed a real-time locating system in three of SSA's southern California container yards. The technology has helped boost throughput and improve customer service.
  Becky Mannino, Vice President, SSA Marine
Boosting container yard throughput with RFID tracking
Best practices for cutting costs and reducing trucking bottlenecks
2:45 pm Case Study—Using Auto ID Technologies to Facilitate
     "Track and Trace" at Dow Chemical

Using a combination of bar codes, RFID and GPS technology, Dow Chemical is tracking its product containers around the world. Whether their products are in a cylinder, truck, railcar or ship, the company is implementing a "track and trace" strategy to locate all shipments at any given time. The goal: improved asset visibility, security, reduced inventories, and increased supply chain efficiency. Dow also will offer insight into its plan for Auto ID technologies for the next decade.
  Craig Casto, Global Auto-ID and Label Tech. Leader, Dow Chenical
Deploying multiple technologies for asset tracking
Best practices for track and trace
2:40 pm Finding Internal ROI From RFID
Spirit AeroSystems, a 76-year-old former division of Boeing, uses RFID internally to tag parts, track work in process, and automated decision-making (informing workers which process to perform as parts are scanned). Its next goal is to find ways to integrate RFID with its suppliers and vendors to achieve benefits for all.
  Debbie Fogg, RFID Project Manager, SPIRIT AeroSystems
How to integrate RFID data on work in process with legacy systems
Benefits of tracking of parts and tools with RFID
3:35 pm  10 Things a CEO Needs to Know About RFID
RFID is not going away. It will continue to have an impact across many areas of business and many industries in the coming years. Here's what CEOs need to know to manage effectively as RFID changes the way companies do business.
  Mark Roberti, Editor & Founder, RFID Journal
Insights into the strategic potential of RFID
Keys to ensuring RFID projects deliver on their promise
3:35 pm Using RFID to track HAZMAT
NASA is using UHF RFID system linked with temperature sensors to track the location, handling and condition of potentially dangerous chemicals. The result: improved management, security and safety of hazardous materials.
  Ralph Anton, Chemical Program Manager, NASA Dryden Flight
     Research Center
  Vince Kinsey, Sr. Information Systems Manager, NASA Dryden Flight
     Research Center
How to improve safety by using RFID to track hazardous materials
Where and when to deploy RFID temperature sensors to track goods
3:35 pm RFID, ROI and Process Improvement
ChainLink Research will unveil its survey of 275 manufacturers' use of RFID to make concrete changes and improvements to their businesses. The study will examine differences between mandate-driven and process-improvement-driven approaches; ways that large and small companies are using or planning to use RFID to improve processes and operations; and examples from across the enterprise. The study will document ROI--what manufacturers are spending on RFID and whether they are realizing ROI.
  Bill McBeath, Chief Research Officer, ChainLink Research
Best practices for reducing manufacturing defects with RFID
Strategies for linking Six Sigma and RFID projects
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RFID Journal LIVE! Is the one conference and exhibition that meets the needs of everyone in the RFID community. In addition to our Getting Started track, there are also tracks for those about to deploy or who have already deployed the technology and for executives who are leading RFID efforts.

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Getting Started: Find out how RFID works, whether it's right for your business and which vendors to engage
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