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Why Inventory Accuracy Is Retail's "Burning Platform"—and How Item-Level RFID Can Help
Moderator: Dean Frew, President, Xterprise

Why Inventory Accuracy Is Retail's "Burning Platform"—and How Item-Level RFID Can Help

Poor inventory accuracy and the issues it causes in retail are well-documented, but until recently, viable, cost-effective solutions that could mitigate or eliminate the problem did not exist. In the meantime, consumer demand for omnichannel shopping experiences and the increasing threat of online competition have elevated inventory accuracy from an irritation to a true "burning platform." Retailers and brand owners cannot afford to sit idly by, achieving only 60 to 80 percent inventory accuracy, while their competition invests in solutions that enable accuracy close to 100 percent.

The competitive gap between those who embrace item-level RFID solutions to drive inbound and outbound shipment quality, sales lift, shrink reduction and omnichannel execution, and those who do not, will continue to widen. Today, more than ever, retailers and brand owners understand the theoretical value proposition that RFID provides. We want to take you a level deeper, to understand what a solution looks like, what it does and how it delivers value to real-world customers.

Join us to get an up-close, tangible look at how item-level RFID solutions can address this burning platform. During this webinar, you will:

• Discover why inventory accuracy has become a "burning platform," and what you can do about it
• Take a peek under the hood to see how an item-level RFID solution known as Clarity addresses each of the issues that have made inventory accuracy the burning platform it is—in practical, non-theoretical terms
• Learn about real-world business cases of customers that have adopted an item-level RFID solution
• Explore features within the Clarity software that are making the adoption of item-level RFID solutions easier than ever

With increasing pressure from online retailers and customers that demand to be served through the channel of their choice, retailers cannot afford to be unaware of what they have in stock at any given moment. Enough has been said about the financial and functional benefits of item-level RFID—join us to learn, up close and personal, how a world-class item-level system actually works.

Debunking Myths About ROI for Item-Level RFID in Retail
The retail sector is accelerating the adoption of item-level RFID as more retailers show significant improvement and a return on their investment across their business and daily operations, while enhancing the customer experience, thanks to a simple, innovative approach. This webinar will provide insights into how to adopt transformative technologies to enhance retail operation models and achieve a strong ROI.
Three Ways to Scale Up the Manufacturing of RAIN RFID-Enabled Products-Enabled Products and Get the Most Out of Existing Machines
This year is likely to bring RAIN-RFID connectivity to more than 20 billion items. This represents impressive volume, but the penetration rate is still below 10 percent—even in the retail market segment. For the RAIN RFID industry, this presents a huge business growth opportunity, as well as a significant manufacturing scalability challenge. Source-tagging of items benefits everyone throughout the supply chain and is largely based on RAIN RFID inlays. While this approach is still dominant and cost-efficient, the industry needs to find new ways to implement embedded tagging and tag encoding efficiently at massive volumes. Consider the analogy of newspaper printing houses, in which the production of morning papers is definitely not based on desktop printers. In this webinar, industry experts will outline alternatives for how the RAIN RFID industry can increase the productivity of smart labels. It's not always necessary to invest in new machines. Indeed, RAIN RFID capability can be retrofitted in existing production machines in labeling, packaging and other industrial manufacturing processes. Learn how various process steps can be merged in a single machine. You'll be relieved to discover that introducing RAIN capability into your production need not turn into a PLC programming championship. All of this will help you to scale up your production and business as the industry heads toward an annual rate of 100 billion RAIN-enabled items and beyond.
How an End-to-End RFID Solutions Approach Has Reduced Risk and Accelerated the ROI for Retailers Around the Globe
Retailers are accelerating their adoption of radio frequency identification to improve inventory accuracy and dramatically boost customer service. With the adoption of RFID comes a series of changes that retailers must manage. These changes involve many stakeholders, as well as technology partners. This webinar will share some of the lessons learned across the spectrum, from source tagging to in-store operations and ROI, that have led to some of the most notable global successes in the RFID retail market to date.
Successful Marketing Strategies for RFID Solution Providers
Forward Vision Marketing asked RFID and technology companies at RFID Journal LIVE! 2018 and the Aerospace MRO Show what they thought worked best for their business-to-business marketing efforts, as well as how they measure their results. Among the questions asked were: • What's the biggest challenge facing technology marketers? • What's more effective as a marketing tactic: trade shows, white papers or webinars? • Is marketing effectiveness measured by leads or conversions to sales? Join this webinar to learn the results to the survey, and find out which marketing strategies work best for solution providers of RFID and other technologies.
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Learn how RFID4U's TagMatiks – FI (Field Inventory) platform and Zebra Technologies' RFD8500 and RFD2000 readers can be used by companies in manufacturing, health care, fashion, energy and other verticals to perform cycle counts, inventory management, field audits and transfers, as well as build out predictable analytics. Find out how to increase the visibility of your inventory and operations while cutting down on manual processes. In this session, the speaker will cover the benefits of leveraging RFID and related technologies for field and consignment inventory management, while discussing how to automate workflows, such as cycle counting and reconciling captured data. With this newfound data and automated workflows, businesses can better control their expiry management, write-offs, and stock and par levels, as well have more concrete visibility into their supply chain and assets.
How Patti Engineering Improved DC Inventory Tracking with Passive UHF RFID
Learn how Patti Engineering harnessed Siemens' UHF RFID systems, coupled with the power of Siemens programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and industrial-strength networks, to significantly improve inventory tracking for a distribution center of a Fortune 100 company. Managers can now pinpoint inventory down to the SKU, tray and pallet at any moment, which enables customized product mixes to be built for each customer. This webinar will describe how the system was designed to overcome stray reads and other issues commonly faced in a DC deployment of RFID technology.
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