RFID Journal Virtual Event

Past Events Virtual Events Feb 08, 2022

RFID in Retail and Apparel Virtual Event February 2022

February 08, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Retail and apparel companies have been among the early adopters of RFID technologies, both internally and within their shared supply chains. Today RFID’s value has evolved far beyond inventory visibility to building the foundation for responsive retailing. During this virtual event, hear how retailers worldwide are using RFID to become more agile and responsive in an increasingly competitive market.

11:00 AM
Welcome and Introduction
Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal


11:05 AM
Improving Inventory Accuracy With RFID
Headquartered in Sweden, Stadium AB sells retail sportswear and training clothes, as well as sports-related merchandise and has stores located throughout Europe. The firm tagged products at its distribution center and used sled readers to interrogate the tags as they were applied. Hear how the use of RFID technology has improved inventory accuracy to about 98 percent and provided in-store staff with confidence in what inventory they have onsite. Learn how the improved inventory accuracy allows the company to adopt the omnichannel model of sales online more easily since it can be sure products are where the software indicates they are.
Speaker: Johan Stenstrom, Supply Chain Developer, Stadium AB

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11:35 AM
The IoT of Retail: Using RFID to Bring Down Organized Retail Crime
The digitization of retail is well underway, and RFID has played a key role in optimizing inventory, enabling omnichannel processes and improving the customer experience. However, a lesser-known use case focused on shrink visibility has quickly gained momentum as retailers confront rising theft and brand insecurity. In this session, Macy’s VP of asset protection and strategy will explain how the retail giant used a sensor-fusion approach to combat organized retail crime (ORC) and protect its personnel, customers, products, profits and brand.
Joe Coll, VP of Asset Protection and Strategy, Macy’s
Ned McCauley, Director of Sales, IoT & Smart Sensors, Sensormatic Retail Solutions

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12:15 PM

Retail RFID: The View from Outer Space
RFID’s proliferation into new merchandise categories and new retail formats is quickly putting it onto the agenda of many more executives. In apparel and footwear, where RFID took root quickest, it has already shaped the fortunes of brands and retailers that embraced it (or ignored it). Marshall Kay is the founder of RFID Sherpas, a retail-focused management-consulting practice. In 2020, he coined the term “RFIQ.” Kay writes for Forbes as a Retail Contributor, and as an industry insider he has chronicled the evolution of retail RFID for nearly 20 years. In this session, Kay will outline what the past 10 years can teach us about the next five.
Speaker: Marshall Kay, Founder, RFID Sherpas

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12:50 PM
Understanding RFID’s ROI for Retailers
Many articles have been written, both by RFID Journal and other outlets, regarding the benefits retailers are achieving with radio frequency identification technologies, but every retailer has its own unique processes, business models and supply chains. So how can a retailer sort out what benefits it can achieve via RFID? This session will explain the different ways retailers can achieve a return on investment and determine the right approach for their particular business.
Speaker: Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal

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1:15 PM
Closing Remarks
Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal