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RFID technology will have a profound impact on the way companies manage their warehouse operations. By providing the ability to track inventory in real time, 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 warehouse and inventory management professionals. You will learn:

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  Best practices for managing parts inventory with active RFID
  Where and when to deploy RFID temperature sensors to track goods
  Strategies to improve cargo tracking with RFID
  How to improve safety by using RFID to track hazardous materials
  How to reduce spoilage and improve on-shelf availability
  When and how to share RFID inventory data with partners
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Warehouse Management Sessions

Tuesday, May 2
11:15 am Meeting Mandates and Making Money
This session explains what you need to do to become compliant with retail requirements for tagging pallets and cases. Panelists also explain how companies can move tagging back in their operations to achieve benefits.
  Steven Hall, Senior Vice President, Xterprise
  Michael Putnam, Product Marketing Manager, Markem
  Matt Ream, Senior Manager, RFID Systems, Zebra Technologies
  Jan Svoboda, Business Development Director, USA, UPM Raflatac
  Mark Roberti, Editor and Founder, RFID Journal
How to meet retail tagging requirements
Where consumer products makers can benefit internally from RFID
11:15 am Meeting the Dept. of Defense's RFID Mandate
Panelists explain how to become compliant with the U.S. Department of Defense's requirements for tagging shipments and some high-value items. Panelists also discuss how companies can move tagging back in their operations to achieve benefits.
  Denton Clark, AIT Manager, Lockheed Martin
  Ann Grackin, CEO, ChainLink Research
  Jeffrey Stagnitti, Chief, Distribution Planning & Transportation,
     Department of Defense
  Alan Webber, Senior Analyst, Government, Forrester Research
How to meet DOD tagging requirements
Where you can benefit internally from tagging DOD shipments
11:15 am Case Study—Testing RFID at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital
Patient safety is paramount in a hospital and that's a major reason RFID has been piloted at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital. It installed temporary RFID chips on critical refrigerators in its intensive care unit to monitor the temperature and guard against spoilage of patient drug and blood products. The hospital also tested RFID to track key patient care equipment, and people in both private rooms and in an open-bay unit.
  Barbara Joers, Assistant Hospital Director, Operations,
     Vanderbilt Children's Hospital
  Neal Patel, M.D., Co-Medical Director, Pediatric Critical Care Unit,
     Vanderbilt Children's Hospital
Monitoring temperature continuously with RFID
Tracking equipment in a hospital setting with RFID
12:05 pm  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, AWID
Calculating costs of RFID deployments
Specific steps to achieve a measurable ROI
12:05 pm Automating Shop Floor Business Processes With Data-Link
Acsis, Inc., enables customers to utilize their ERP systems to manage shop floor level activities and automate shop floor processes. Using Acsis Data-Link Enterprise, companies can implement automated and head-less operations using RFID, barcode and any device that captures event level data. Learn more about you can increase visibility and automate business process on the shop floor.
  John DiPalo, Vice President of Technical Sales Support, Acsis
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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 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
2:45 pm Should Tags Be HF, UHF or Active in the Factory?
RFID performs very differently at 13.56 MHz (HF) and 915 MHz (UHF). Which is right for tracking parts, tools and reusable containers within a factory? Or should companies use active RFID tags? Our panelists discuss which technology is right for your situation.
  Edward Gonsalves, Business Development Manager,
     Identification, Philips Semiconductor
  Shawn Hufendick, Applications Eng. Mgr., The Kennedy Group
  Bradley Todd, Director of Marketing, Escort Memor Systems
  Dan Mullen, President, AIM Global
Insights into how different RFID technologies perform in challenging manufacturing environments
Strategies for choosing the RFID system that's right for your needs
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  Launching Field Trials That Deliver
Launching a successful field trial—one that proves or disproves your business case—requires strict adherence to procedure and rigorous testing to ensure the accuracy of the results. This session presents a set of best practices developed by leading early adopters.
  Jamshed Dubash, Director of Technology, EPC, Procter & Gamble
A step-by-step approach to launching a field trial
Insights into common mistakes to avoid
1:55 pm  What Do I Need And How Much Will It Cost?
A successful RFID system includes many different components. This session explains what they are and what each component is likely to cost.
  Damon Bramble, Gen. Mgr., RFID Solutions Center, Alien Technology
  Patrick Sweeney II, President & CEO, Odin Technologies
  Kenneth Traub, Ph.D., CTO, RFID & Edge Servers, BEA Systems
  Mark Verheyden, VP, RFID and Marketing, Accu-Sort Systems
  Jonathan Collins, European Editor, RFID Journal
Complete description of a typical RFID system
Benchmarks for the cost of each component
2:45 pm Is HF or UHF Best for Item-level Tagging?
RFID performs very differently at 13.56 MHz (HF) and 915 MHz (UHF). Some pharmaceutical retailers want manufacturers to use UHF tags. This session looks at each technology to see which meets companies' technical and business needs.
  Tim Marsh, Technology Manager, Global Package Technology, Pfizer
  Thomas Pizzuto, Director, RFID Technology & Strategies,
     Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
  Harry Ramsey, Sr. Package Development Engineer, Purdue Pharma
Insights into the challenges of tracking pharmaceutical items and medical devices with passive HF and UHF tags
Strategies for choosing the right technology for your needs
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

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
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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.

Learn To Deploy RFID Successfully In These Industries:

RFID Journal LIVE! 2006 also features five-industry-specific tracks that help you deploy RFID successfully in:

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Positively Impact Business Processes In Key Functional Areas

Information Technology:
Link RFID to product data to achieve global data synchronization
Choose the right middleware for your needs
Integrate RFID data with existing inventory management systems
Set up an RFID network architecture that will scale
Systematically choose the right RFID applications
Choose the right RFID tags for your products
Launch a carefully planned field trial with measurable results
Learn when and how to set up an internal lab to test applications
Supply chain:
Learn how to become compliant with retail mandates
Benefit from tracking goods internally
Secure cargo with electronic RFID seals
Choose the right technology for your supply chain applications
Warehouse management:
Improve inventory accuracy
Overcome challenges of deploying in noisy warehouse environments
Reduce safety stocks through better visibility
Learn from the experience 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 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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