Tuesday, June 25, 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM


Tuesday, June 25, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

    You've probably heard about RFID and what it can do, but there are different types of RFID systems that are appropriate for different applications. This session will explain some of the basic concepts and terms, as well as background on the components of an RFID system and what is needed... ...read more...

    Tuesday, June 25, 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

      RFID can solve inventory accuracy and provide visibility down to the last item. Learn why this capability makes RFID essential for true omnichannel retailing and for being able to meet the demands of today's consumer, who wants to shop any time, on any device and have the goods delivered anywhere....
      Speaker(s)
      Mark Roberti
      Founder & Editor
      RFID Journal

      Mark Roberti is a journalist with 25 years of experience covering business and technology. He launched RFID Journal from a spare bedroom in his home in March 2002. Today, it is the leading source of news and analysis about radio frequency identification and its many business applications. More than 200,000...


        Tuesday, June 25, 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

          Lunch for attendees is provided outside of the conference room....

            Tuesday, June 25, 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

              Brands and retailers are benefiting from accurate order shipments, better store level execution, and item level product insights, enabled by EPC Item Level RFID tagging of products. With the increased sophistication of RFID equipment, EPC-enabled items are being captured and that data is being leveraged to improve the Inbound Receipt,... ...read more...
              Speaker(s)
              Justin Patton
              Director, RFID Center
              Auburn University

              Justin Patton oversees the RFID Lab at Auburn University, a research institute focused on the business case and technical implementation of RFID and other emerging technologies in retail, supply chain and manufacturing. He has participated in most of the seminal business case research for RFID in the United States for...

              Patrick Javick
              Sr. Director, Industry Development, Apparel and General Merchandise
              GS1 US

              Patrick Javick is responsible for industry engagement within the apparel and general merchandise sectors. Mr. Javick works with retailers, manufacturers and solution partners to understand their business needs with regard to identifying, capturing and sharing product information, by helping them to apply GS1's system of standards....


                Tuesday, June 25, 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

                  Retailers can use RFID in many different ways – to enable omnichannel retailing, enhance the customer experience, enable visual merchandising, improve store efficiency and more. How do retailers prioritize which applications to tackle first? And how do they approach various RFID use cases to get the best results?  A thoughtful... ...read more...
                  Speaker(s)
                  Kristen Munroe
                  Former Store Operations Lead
                  Ralph Lauren North America

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                    Tuesday, June 25, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

                      Some RFID deployments in retailed have failed because they were poorly planned and poorly managed from the get-go. This panel session will spell out some of the key best practices gleaned from dozens of successful RFID deployments in retail chains around the world. Hear from retailers and suppliers how to... ...read more...
                      Tracks:
                      • Item Level Retail and Apparel Workshop

                        Tuesday, June 25, 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

                          Reception in Exhibit Hall...

                            Wednesday, June 26, 8:45 AM - 9:00 AM


                            Wednesday, June 26, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

                              Retailers that are winning these days have decided on a strategic IT investment to transform the operations of their company. This session will outline what technologies winners are investing in and why the rich are getting richer when it comes to attracting customers and increasing the repeat business of consumers... ...read more...
                              Speaker(s)
                              Greg Buzek
                              President
                              IHL Group

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                                Wednesday, June 26, 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

                                  RFID technology can be used for daily cycle counts, replenishment, promotions management, customer engagement and other in-store applications, while delivering value to retailers. The retailer and brand owners panel speakers will address how they are using RFID to achieve operational benefits and lessons learned from their deployments....

                                    Wednesday, June 26, 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

                                      A company focused on the sale of door-to-door products, with a network of more than 2,000 consultants, has recently gained agility in its checkout process, thanks to the adoption of a radio frequency identification solution. Learn how the process of completing a purchase, which previously took around 30 minutes, can... ...read more...

                                        Wednesday, June 26, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

                                          British retailer Jack Wills is using RFID to improve visibility into its stock movements. After a successful proof-of-concept at two of its stores, the chain—which operates more than 90 locations in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Asia, the United States and the Middle East—is expanding the deployment. The firm is utilizing... ...read more...
                                          Speaker(s)
                                          Gary Tattersall
                                          Director of Asset Protection & Risk Management
                                          Jack Wills

                                          Gary Tattersall is the Director of Asset Protection & Risk Management at Jack Wills, leading the loss prevention, brand protection, inventory control and health and safety teams. Since joining Jack Wills, Gary has been responsible for introducing numerous policies and procedures, providing solutions to reduce loss and mitigate risk globally...


                                            Wednesday, June 26, 11:45 AM - 1:45 PM

                                              Lunch in the Exhibit Hall...

                                                Wednesday, June 26, 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

                                                  A recent study involving 10 retailers that launched their RFID programs to improve inventory accuracy indicated that they gained a return on their investment and that the deployment was fully justified. The study found that companies using RFID, on average, improved their inventory accuracy from between 65 and 75 percent... ...read more...

                                                    Wednesday, June 26, 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

                                                      One of the largest sporting goods and sportswear retailers worldwide increased sales last year, attributing part of that growth to an ambitious RFID deployment at all of its 951 stores, as well as at approximately 43 warehouses. During the same time period, the firm experienced a 9 percent reduction in... ...read more...

                                                        Wednesday, June 26, 3:15 PM - 3:30 PM


                                                        Wednesday, June 26, 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

                                                          Herman Kay, a manufacturer of coats and outerwear for women and men, has deployed an RFID-based tracking system that is leading to measurable improvements in its operations.The company markets its products under Michael Kors, Anne Klein and other brand names.  Learn how the data characterizing each garment is associated with... ...read more...
                                                          Speaker(s)
                                                          Richard Haig
                                                          CIO/CTO
                                                          Herman Kay

                                                          Richard Haig is the CIO and CTO of Herman Kay Co., an outerwear manufacturer that has recently implemented RFID technology at its distribution facility. He has an extensive background in the retail and manufacturing sectors. Rich has BS and MBA degrees in economics and business administration from Wagner College, in...


                                                            Wednesday, June 26, 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

                                                              A family-owned grocer is using a passive ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) RFID-enabled solution to ensure the freshness of its products, and to help meet food-safety mandates. After installing the technology at all 26 of its stores and the retailer found that the system has helped to confirm that each store and every... ...read more...

                                                                Thursday, June 27, 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM


                                                                Thursday, June 27, 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

                                                                  One of the most recognizable brands and manufacturer of apparel produces more than 900 million product units every year and generates sales of over $21.218 billion. The organization strives to keep its processes simple, lean and fast. The brand is focused on using RFID technology to track its products from... ...read more...

                                                                    Thursday, June 27, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

                                                                      Many retailers are currently leveraging RFID either to increase inventory accuracy at the store level or to track replenishments from the back room. Retailers can effectively use the technology to avoid out-of-stocks and expand customers' ability to find and buy exactly what they want. Learn how retailers can exploit RFID... ...read more...

                                                                        Thursday, June 27, 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

                                                                          After a successful proof-of-concept at two of its stores to improve visibility into its stock movements with RFID, a chain that operates more than 90 locations in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Asia, the United States and the Middle East, is expanding the deployment. The firm is utilizing a plug-and-play solution... ...read more...

                                                                            Thursday, June 27, 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

                                                                              Lunch in the Exhibit Hall...

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