RFID for Warehouse and Inventory Management
Learn how to benefit from deploying radio frequency identification within your warehouse, by managing your inventory and coordinating your supply chain. Hear real-world case studies explaining the tangible business benefits of how RFID can help your organization to improve visibility regarding product movements and related transactions, as well as increase efficiencies, lower labor costs, optimize inventory levels, track assets, and differentiate your logistic service, in order to gain a competitive advantage.
During this preconference, you'll learn about specific RFID technologies for warehouse and inventory management within the supply chain. You'll also take home some very practical tools, methods and implementation best practices to get your project started on the right path immediately.
Ygal Bendavid, Ph.D., Professor,
UQAM's School of Management; Co-founder, Academia RFID
Ygal Bendavid is a professor in the Department of Management and Technology at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), in Canada, where he teaches operations management. Dr. Bendavid is a founder of Academia RFID. He holds M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in industrial engineering from the École Polytechnique de Montréal.
RFID Journal LIVE! preconference seminars provide in-depth information regarding specific aspects of EPC and RFID technologies. Attendees can choose to participate in one of these sessions prior to the opening of the main conference program. Preconference seminars are available through an All-Access, Conference + Preconference or Preconference + Exhibit-Only Pass.
April 30, 2013
New to RFID? This optional session for all preconference attendees provides an introduction to the fundamentals of the technology. The differences between the various classes of tags will be explained, including active and passive systems, and the need for additional IT systems to build upon RFID in real-world applications will be highlighted. The session will also include a brief overview of the EPCglobal network, the future of ISO standards, ETSI reader regulations and the latest standardization efforts worldwide. Finally, the relationship between different standards in the area of EPC RFID, including the latest EPC Gen 2 standard, will be presented.
Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal
• A general understanding of the various types of RFID systems and their applications
• An understanding of the different components of an RFID system and how they fit together
Linking RFID to Inventory-Management Best Practices
RFID has finally reached a level of maturity at which a critical number of end users are benefiting from the technology at the warehouse level. This session will discuss practical examples of how these companies are using RFID to benefit from real-time visibility into their operations, and to improve their supply chain and inventory-management performance.
Targeting the Correct RFID Technology for the Right Project
This session will present proven methods used to discover profitable challenges that can be addressed with RFID, and specific tools for selecting the proper technology for your specific project. Wisely selecting the correct RFID candidate projects and the right technology will help your organization minimize its investment, while improving supply chain efficiency more quickly.
Key Steps in Building an Inventory-Management RFID Solution: Build Your Own RFID Portal
You've probably seen an RFID implementation that demonstrates the tracking of incoming and outgoing inventory at the warehouse dock door in the blink of an eye, and that automatically triggers events, warnings and processes. If you've ever wondered how to implement such a system, then this session is for you. We will assemble the solution from bare components, test the complete RFID-enabled portal and start conducting supply chain transactions (automated receiving and shipping, for example). This session will help you understand how to move from simple RFID data capture to real-time transactions, and enable the basis of building a smart supply chain easily, and at a low entry cost. The next step will be for you to create your own RFID portal.
Designing Your RFID Solution
RFID is not just about tags and readers. It's a multi-layer system comprising different hardware and software technologies, integrated with your existing enterprise's back-end systems and connected to communication networks. Many scenarios can be envisioned to address an RFID initiative, each of which will have an impact on the solution's design, as well as its benefits—thus suggesting a trade-off analysis. This session will help you understand how to leverage RFID's ability to automatically identify objects, enable real-time inventory tracking and facilitate the tracking and tracing of products and related information throughout the supply chain—and how to design a solution accordingly.
Building Your RFID Business Case
RFID can provide several advantages over existing automated-identification technologies within supply chain and inventory management. In order to build a realistic business cases and justify your investment, both qualitatively and quantifiably, you will need to accurately evaluate RFID's marginal impact and benefits over existing technologies. This session will help you understand how to measure the technology's impact on your supply chain process performance, by using specific key performance indicators. In addition, the presenters will explain how to document an RFID business case within your four walls, and throughout your supply chain.
Preconference Seminars and Workshops Conclude
RFID Journal LIVE! 2013 is produced by RFID Journal, the World's RFID Authority.
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