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Transportation and logistics companies will play a key roll in ensuring end-to-end visibility in the supply chain. Some are already tagging product for their customers. Others are examining how they can benefit internally, by improving the utilization of containers and chassis with RFID tracking. In this track, you will learn:

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  How to boost container yard throughput with RFID tracking
  How to improve cargo tracking with RFID
  Strategies for integrating passive and active RFID systems
  How logistics hubs can benefit from a real-time locating system
  Strategies for improving the visibility of cargo in transit
  How to improve cargo security with electronic seals
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Transportation/Logistics Speakers
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George Cavage
Director of Strategy & Technology
American President Lines

Kevin Humphries
Senior VP, IT
Technology Services
Federal Express

Yoshibumi Kotsuka
Director of Transportation and Logistics
Mitsui & Co. (USA)

Becky Mannino
Vice President
SSA Marine

Terrence McIntyre
Corporate Technology Services Manager
TNT Logistics NA
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Transportation/Logistics Tracks Session

Tuesday, May 2
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 pm Is it Evolutionary or Revolutionary?
Sirit introduces its first Smart UHF Reader from its next generation RFID platform family. This platform realizes unparalleled price/performance. Not only is it multi-protocol and Generation 2 compatible, but it is designed to address the complexity associated with a worldwide point of view.
  Norbert Dawalibi, President and CEO, Sirit, Inc.
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
3:35 pm 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
Wednesday, May 3
11:45 am Do You Know Where Your Assets Are, Right Now?
What is the real value of tracking assets through the logistics chain? How do customers measure ROI and total cost of ownership? This session will cover real life examples and case studies in order to dispel some of the myths surrounding the deployment of active RFID solutions.
  Chris Bishop, CEO, Wavetrend
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
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.
Boosting container yard throughput with RFID tracking
Best practices for cutting costs and reducing trucking bottlenecks
3:35 pm RFID Standards for Freight Transportation in North America:
     Peeling Back the Confusion

There is a clear mismatch between developing ISO RFID standards for international intermodal freight applications and North America's de facto RFID standards related to highway freight transportation. Current and developing North American approaches to Dedicated Short Range Communications differ in important ways from ISO approaches to RFID for containers in international trade. Our panel outlines the main approaches and opens a dialog on the implications and on ways to move forward.
  George Cavage, Dir. of Strategy & Tech., American President Lines
  Ron Char, Program Manager, Transportation & Border Security,
     Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University
  Craig Harmon, President & CEO, Q.E.D. Systems
  Michael Wolfe, Principal, North River Consulting Group
Gain an understanding of the current standards under development
Pitfalls to avoid when deploying RFID before the standards are solidified

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Positively Impact Business Processes In Key Functional Areas

Information Technology:
Integrate RFID data with existing warehouse, inventory and transportation management applications
Choose the right middleware
Set up an RFID network architecture that will scale
Improve yard management
Choose the right RFID tags for tracking containers, chassis and other assets
Set up a cross-functional team
Launch a carefully planned field trial with measurable results
Supply Chain:
Help your customers become compliant with retail, defense and aerospace industry mandates
Benefit from tracking assets internally
Secure cargo with electronic RFID seals
Integrate active tags on containers with passive tags on pallets and cases.
Warehouse Management:
Reduce paperwork associated with receiving, storing and shipping goods
Improve inventory accuracy
Overcome challenges of deploying RFID in noisy warehouse environments
Learn from the experiences of early adopters.

Get To the Next Level

Getting Started: Find out how RFID works, whether it's right for your business and which vendors to engage
How to Deploy: Learn how to tag products, collect and analyze data, and change processes to create benefits
Executive Strategy: Go beyond compliance and achieve real ROI across the enterprise
Comptia RFID+ Certification Training: In partnership with RFID4U

One Event That Meets All Your Business Needs
See transportation/logistics case studies presented by early adopters sharing insights
Hear top-quality speakers detailing what works—and what doesn't
Touch the latest RFID products that could benefit your business
Network with your peers across major industries


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