- 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.
- 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.