- Special Olympics Scores With RFID
By Bob Violino
The technology helps to facilitate the organization's Healthy Athletes initiative, which provides free health screenings for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
- Targeted Attack
By Elizabeth Wasserman
The U.S. Department of Defense aims to use RFID to eliminate waste, improve services and bolster security in its complex supply chain. The DOD's successes so far have convinced allies and some defense contractors to follow suit.
- Co-Located Event: RFID in Aerospace Workshop
The RFID in Aerospace Workshop provided a unique opportunity to understand the fundamentals of RFID technology in relation to the aerospace sector. Participants took away key learnings in the following subject areas: technology basics (including overviews of physics, hardware and software), business and use cases of RFID for aerospace and defense, and important standards and regulations that are key to effective deployments.
- Preconference Seminar: RFID for IT Professionals
This one-day preconference seminar is designed specifically for companies that provide information technology consultants and IT hardware, software or services. The aim of this seminar is to educate professionals in the IT sector about how they can add RFID to their current product offerings by understanding the fundamentals of EPC data standards, and how to leverage RFID data.
- Preconference Seminar: RFID in Health Care
This one-day preconference seminar introduced participants to RFID applications in health care. Presenters explained the business case, ROI and impact of RFID in the health-care environment, to help attendees learn how to cut costs and improve patient outcomes.
- 10 Presentations From RFID Journal LIVE! 2009
Speakers at the conference offered numerous case studies on monitoring assets, inventories, items, temperatures and more.
- The Next Phase of AIT-enabled Distribution at the DLA
In this PowerPoint presentation with audio, recorded at RFID Journal LIVE! 2009, Mark Lieberman, program manager for the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency, explains how RFID and other technologies will deliver improved availability, trust, responsiveness, speed and efficiency within the defense supply chain to support the war effort.
- How RFID Delivers Shipping Accuracy and Cost Savings
In this PowerPoint presentation, with audio, recorded at RFID Journal LIVE! 2009, Dave Johnson, director of distribution and logistics, DePuy, a division of Johnson & Johnson, explains how his company implemented an RFID system that dramatically improved shipping accuracy, shortened the typical check-in and -out times for kits of medical devices and made it possible to more accurately bill surgeons for the items they actually use.
- Monitoring and Authenticating High-Value Goods
In this PowerPoint presentation with audio, recorded at RFID Journal LIVE! 2009, Liz Churchill, Vice President of Solutions at eProvenance, explains how how passive RFID tags can be employed to identify and authenticate items, and to link them to particular temperature-tracking tags, as well as to the shippers, distributors or brokers handling them.
- Using RFID to Monitor the Temperature of Drugs
In this PowerPoint presentation with audio, recorded at RFID Journal LIVE! 2009, David Ulrich, QA Director at Abbott, explains how RF temperature monitors and an RF network infrastructure were used to automatically capture data.
- Purdue Pharma Uses RFID to Combat Counterfeiting
In this PowerPoint presentation with audio, recorded at RFID Journal LIVE! 2009, hear how Purdue is using data captured on the more than 6 million bottles being tagged annually, and how RFID is helping the company to combat potential counterfeiting and diversion.
- The Case for RFID: A Pharmaceutical Manufacturer's Perspective
Drug manufacturer Cephalon explains why it is forging ahead with plans to implement RFID and an electronic drug pedigree solution for pharmaceutical products.
- Technology Sessions
RFID Journal LIVE! 2009 featured presentations by some of the most important technology companies in the industry. Listen to the presentations while viewing the PowerPoint slides.
- Pharmaceutical Track
Pharmaceutical companies have been exploring RFID's potential for collecting pedigree data, but RFID can deliver other benefits as well, such as reducing counterfeiting and theft, and improving shipping accuracy. LIVE! 2009 attendees learned how early adopters are using RFID within their supply chains and their own internal operations to improve efficiencies.
- Supply Chain/Logistics Track
Leading-edge companies are improving their supply chain and logistics operations, including warehouse management, by taking advantage of the greater visibility that RFID data provides. In this track, attendees heard from some of the companies that have successfully deployed these systems, and learned their best practices.