- 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.
- Retail/CPG Track
Retail and consumer packaged goods companies have been among the early adopters of RFID technologies, both internally and within their shared supply chains. Many are already seeing benefits, and came to LIVE! prepared to share their insights about those benefits and the implementation issues they needed to address before achieving them.
- Manufacturing Track
Manufacturing companies across many industries are using RFID to achieve major benefits, both in their supply chains and in their factory operations. This can be done cost-effectively by tracking reusable containers, work-in-process and finished inventory. This track focused on how leading manufacturing companies are using RFID to achieve benefits today.
- Aerospace/Defense Track
The U.S. Department of Defense, as well as airplane manufacturers Boeing and Airbus, have deployed RFID systems to improve their supply chains and operations. This track focused on the benefits all three are achieving, and how their suppliers are meeting tagging mandates and achieving benefits, both internally and across their supply chains.
- EPC Standards and Benefits Track
EPC standards for RFID hardware, software and networking are being adopted by some retail and consumer packaged goods companies, as well as by businesses in other industries that want to track goods in open supply chains. In this track, attendees learned how to implement EPC standards to drive real business value.
- Executive Strategy Track
Senior executives at companies in every industry are faced with the challenge of how to deploy RFID in a way that reduces costs, improves efficiencies and helps them today, while also enabling them to meet their long-term goals. At LIVE! 2009, some early adopters shared their secrets for creating a well-thought-out strategy, and for executing it effectively.
- How to Deploy RFID Track
RFID hardware and software continues to improve at a rapid pace, but implementing a system that can deliver a significant ROI is still a challenge. This track focused on how to deploy RFID for specific applications.
- How Cognizant Cut Costs by Deploying RFID to Track IT Assets
In this PowerPoint presentation with audio, Hal Lavender, Chief Architect, Cognizant Technology Solutions, explains how the IT and business process outsourcing services company is using RFID to more accurately track data center assets with minimal cost.
- Using RFID to Optimize Medical Device Inventories at St Elizabeth Medical Center
In this PowerPoint presentation with audio, you will hear how St. Elizabeth Medical Center, in Utica, N.Y., was able to optimize inventory levels and better manage consignment stock, expired products and recall notifications with RFID.
- Preconference Seminar: RFID Journal University
This seminar, RFID Journal's most popular preconference offering for five years, is designed to provide those new to RFID with the foundational knowledge needed to begin understanding how the technology can be applied to solve specific business problems, to choose the right option for a specific application, and to select the proper vendors to achieve a successful outcome.
- Preconference Seminar: RFID In Packaging and Labeling
This one-day preconference seminar is designed specifically for label converters, packagers, printing companies and others looking to understand the market opportunity for selling RFID labels, and how they can enter the market. Covering everything from market analysis to the actual manufacturing process, it offers a unique opportunity to hear from experts regarding inks for printing antennas, chip attachment options, label insertion, quality control and much more.
- Preconference Seminar: RFID in Government
This one-day preconference seminar is designed specifically for municipal, state and federal government agencies looking to understand how they can employ RFID within their operations to reduce costs and to offer better services. The seminar will provide the security and privacy information agencies need to understand before introducing any RFID applications that might affect consumers or businesses.
- Preconference Seminar: RFID in the Food Chain
This preconference seminar is designed to educate growers, distributors and producers of food and food products, as well as systems integrators and other implementers, regarding the benefits of using RFID to track the location and monitor the temperature of food as it moves through the supply chain. The seminar also explains the current state of RFID, and explores how an organization can deploy the technology to achieve such benefits today.
- RFID Journal LIVE! 2009 General Sessions
RFID Journal LIVE! 2009 featured speakers from Charles Voegele Group—the first company to track items from the point of manufacture to the point of sale—as well as American Apparel, Boeing, Continental Automotive, IBM, Motorola, Microsoft and Vail Resorts. Access audio recordings synchronized to the PowerPoint presentations of selected general-session speakers; other presentations are also available in PDF format. And see additional presentations from the 2009 RFID Journal Awards winners.