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Retail/Consumer Packaged Goods

Retail and CPG companies have been among the early adopters of RFID technologies, both internally and within their shared supply chains. Many are already seeing benefits, and are prepared to share their insights about those benefits, as well as the implementation issues they needed to address before achieving them.

April 15, 2010

11:30 AM—Breakout Session
G&P Net Uses RFID to Protect Its Brand and Improve Logistics Management
Garment manufacturer G&P Net is employing RFID at its four distribution centers in Italy to control distribution and combat gray-market sales, which tarnishes the image of a product and costs the manufacturer millions of euros in reduced product value and legal fees. Learn how G&P Net uses RFID to optimize logistics processes, to protect its trademark and track a specific item’s shipment route, enabling it to track which retailer received each item.
Otello Azzali, Vice President, Aton SpA
Luca Isidori, ICT Manager, G&P Net
• How G&P Net thwarts gray-market sales, as well as how RFID helps the company track its own shipping cycles and collect updated information regarding which products have been shipped, to whom and when
• How radio frequency identification is producing a quick ROI for G&P Net
Real-Time Visibility in Aerospace Manufacturing
      Sponsored by: RFID Global Solution
Increasing ROI and Value by Leveraging Breakthroughs in UHF Technology
      Sponsored by: SAIC
Building the Lean Enterprise
      Sponsored by: Xterprise
Improve Business Processes With High-Memory Passive Worldwide RFID Chips and Tags
      Sponsored by: Marubeni Chemix Corp.
Streamlining IT Asset Management With RFID
      Sponsored by: Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP)
Achieving Real Business Value From RFID—Why You Should Act Now
      Sponsored by: NXP, OmniID and Zebra Technologies
3:00 PM—Breakout Session
How Retailers Benefit From Using RFID to Improve Inventory Accuracy
The University of Arkansas’ RFID Research Center has aggregated information about the impact RFID has had on various retailers’ inventory accuracy and replenishment. It plans to provide baseline data revealing the benefits the typical apparel retailer can expect to achieve with RFID. Attendees will also learn how the technology can be applied to reducing the out-of-stock problem that has long plagued retailers.
Dr. Bill Hardgrave, Dean and Wells Fargo Professor, College of Business, Auburn University
• Baseline data and new insights regarding the ROI that apparel retailers can expect to achieve using RFID
• The requirements for applying RFID to out-of-stocks
3:50 PM—Breakout Session
The Business Case for RFID in Retail Apparel
RFID Journal has conducted extensive research to understand the business case for RFID in apparel retail, and to create metrics that companies in that sector can use to determine the likely return on investment they could achieve by employing the technology. This session walks attendees through the financial model. Everyone in attendance will receive a copy of the report on which the presentation is based, as well as an ROI calculator they can utilize to explore the benefits they can expect to receive.
Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal

April 16, 2010

12:00 PM—Breakout Session
RFID Item-Level Tagging in Fashion and Apparel
Apparel is expected to drive deployment of item-level RFID tagging in retail during the next five years. ABI Research estimates the apparel industry spent $44.8 million worldwide on item-level RFID solutions in 2009, and anticipates that this will triple to $125 million in 2014. In this session, a panel of leading end users will discuss how they utilize item-level tagging to help them become more efficient and remain competitive.
Michael Liard, VP of Auto-ID and Data Capture, VDC Research
Tom Feuerborn, Information Technology Senior Manager, JC Penney Company, Inc.
Barbara Kavanagh, Vendor Relations Manager, Hot Topic
• Results from extensive pilot testing
• Key business metrics for deployment
2:00 PM—Breakout Session
Transforming the Customer Experience With RFID
Park Place Dealerships, in Dallas, Texas, is using RFID to provide a high level of personalized interaction, from retail purchases to customers visiting the dealership for service. Hear why Park Place turned to RFID for its automated client-identification system, how it streamlined the customer experience—from speeding up the processing of loaner-vehicle returns to the client cash-out process—and hear how the firm uses the system to perform an accurate inventory audit of new and pre-owned vehicles.
Tony Carimi, Director of Service Operations, Park Place Dealerships
2:50 PM—Breakout Session
How a New Zealand Fruit Company Cut Costs With EPC
EastPack, a firm that packs, stores and ships more than 12 million trays of kiwifruit annually to locations worldwide, has rolled out EPC technology across its entire operation. The company has reaped significant benefits during its first season of operation. Compared to last season, EastPack has already shipped 2 million additional trays this year, through increased efficiency in tracking and tracing its pallets of kiwifruit. At the same time, the cost for failing to deliver in full, on time and in spec was reduced by 60 percent; fruit loss for gold kiwifruit has been halved; and the number of forklifts required at the firm's largest site was lowered by 30 percent. Learn how the company achieved these hard benefits, as well as some additional soft benefits.
Erik Sundermann, Senior Professional Services Consultant, EastPack

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