Item-Level Retail and Apparel Workshop
Retailers worldwide are employing RFID to track individual items, thereby improving inventory accuracy and enabling them to have products on shelves when customers want to buy them. During this workshop, you will hear where the benefits are and how to achieve them—plus, you'll get an update on the GS1 US Item Level RFID Initiative, which is helping to develop standard ways of deploying the technology and best practices.
Apr. 8 › 10:30 AM
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.
Speaker: Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal
Apr. 8 › 11:30 AM
RFID and EPC 101
New to RFID? Now is the time to understand the fundamentals of RFID technology.
Speakers: Justin Patton, Managing Director, RFID Research Center, University of Arkansas; Sue Hutchinson, Director of Portfolo Strategy, GS1 US; Melanie Nuce, VP of Industry Engagement, Retail Apparel and General Merchandise, GS1 US
Apr. 8 › 12:15 PM
Apr. 8 › 1:00 PM
Supplier Use Cases: Where the Benefits of Item-Level RFID Are
Whether you are a brand owner or a retailer with private label goods, it's important to understand that EPC RFID technology can deliver value even before tagged goods arrive in stores. This session will cover the key uses of RFID that drive benefits, as identified by major research conducted by the RFID Research Center, as well as insight from early adopters. Leading brand owners and researchers will discuss potential and real-world deployments, and how RFID can be used to achieve cost savings and improve operations.
Apr. 8 › 1:45 PM
Retailer Use Cases: Where the Benefits of Item-Level RFID Are
RFID technology can be used for daily cycle counts, replenishment, promotions management, customer engagement and other in-store applications. But what are the basic applications of EPC RFID in the store that will deliver value to retailers? And which applications are likely to deliver the most value to particular types of retailers? This session will explain where the benefits are and which applications will deliver them. Speakers will address the roll of different applications in various retail formats, as well as the categories in which retailers are seeing the greatest benefits today.
Apr. 8 › 2:30 PM
Apr. 8 › 2:45 PM
Planning Your Deployment
Having the right plans in place is critical to moving a deployment forward. The team will share with you the plans for a successful deployment, based on best practices and early learnings.
Speaker: Sue Hutchinson, Director of Portfolo Strategy, GS1 US
Apr. 8 › 3:30 PM
Meeting Wrap-up and Next Steps
Speaker: Melanie Nuce, VP of Industry Engagement, Retail Apparel and General Merchandise, GS1 US