RFID Journal Virtual Event

Virtual Events Jun 17, 2015

RFID in Retail and Apparel

June 17, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

  • Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID in Retail and Apparel
  • Justin Patton, Director, RFID Center, RFID in Retail and Apparel
  • Su Doyle, Head of Industry Programs, RFID in Retail and Apparel
  • Patrick Javick, Industry Engagement Director, Apparel and General Merchandise, RFID in Retail and Apparel
  • Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID in Retail and Apparel
  • Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID in Retail and Apparel

Retail and apparel companies have been among the early adopters of RFID technologies, both internally and within their shared supply chains. During this virtual event, hear how retailers worldwide are using RFID to track individual items, improve inventory accuracy and have products on shelves when customers want to buy them.


25 Mar, 2015 11:00 am
Welcome and Introduction
25 Mar, 2015 12:05 pm
RFID-Enabled Robots Taking Stock

Retailers often rely on either static RFID readers to track items moving through an area, or human employees to use moving readers to track static items. Researchers at Auburn University’s RFID Lab are employing moving, automated readers to capture static or moving tagged items, with little or no human effort required. These can come in various shapes and forms, from remotely guided drone-type systems to sophisticated self-guided data-capture systems. Learn how the technology can be used to provide consistent and accurate data tracking, as well as more precise item location, making these attractive solutions for some of the more difficult future item-tracking applications.

25 Mar, 2015 11:40 am
RFID in Retail 3.0: Scaling, Standards, Seeing What’s Next

Recent announcements from Target and other large retailers are indicators of continued RFID adoption. As retailers move from point solutions to omnichannel rollouts, what are the factors that ensure successful RFID deployments now, and into the future? Best practices from hundreds of global retail deployments will be discussed, along with highlights from an “RFID in Retail” deployment guide, which will be provided to all participants.

RFID in Retail Deployment Guide

5 Requirements for Omni-Channel Operations

25 Mar, 2015 11:05 am
GS1 US Item Level RFID Workgroup Update

This session will provide an update on the extensive work taking place in the GS1 US Item Level RFID workgroup. The workgroup, formed in 2012 after the merger with the VICS RFID Initiative, provides an RFID-specific forum for peer-to-peer outreach and implementation sharing. Hear how RFID is being used as the foundation for today’s omni-channel retailing strategies and the key to future business growth. Get an update on the current GS1 RFID standards, as well as a status update on the Item Level RFID workgroup, and learn where the industry is headed in 2015 and beyond.

25 Mar, 2015 12:35 pm
The Business Case for RFID in Retail Apparel

RFID Journal has conducted extensive research to understand the business case for RFID in apparel retail, and to create metrics that companies in that sector can use to determine the likely return on investment they could achieve by employing the technology to manage store inventory. In this session, we will explain the data used, and walk attendees through the financial model.

25 Mar, 2015 12:55 pm
Closing Remarks