RFID Journal Virtual Event

Virtual Events Oct 29, 2020

RFID in the Food Chain 2020

October 29, 11:00 am - October 29, 2020, 1:00 pm

This virtual event is designed to educate growers, distributors of food and food products manufacturers, as well as systems integrators and other implementers, regarding the benefits of using RFID to track the location and monitor the temperature of food and beverages as they move through the supply chain. Hear about the current state of RFID technology, and learn how your organization can deploy the technology to achieve such benefits today. Also, gain an understanding of the various applications of RFID technology in the food industry (supply chain management, temperature monitoring of food and beverages) and how RFID technology is being used for food safety management.

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

11:05 AM
The Foundational Future of Food: Supply Chain Digitization
When every physical product has a digital identity that connects the “who, what and where” of every product at every step of the supply chain, restaurants, grocers and brands can easily share accurate data with providers, distributors and customers. From source to store in the post-COVID-19 new normal, the food industry is facing increasing pressure to be faster, more transparent and more productive. This session will explore the latest trends in food retail and some of the ways in which grocers and restaurants are using RFID technologies to improve their visibility and efficiency, and to ultimately reduce waste.
Speaker: Julie Vargas, Director, Global RFID Market Development, Food and Intelligent Labels, Avery Dennison

11:35 AM
RFID Technology in the Food Chain
Which technologies are right for growers, distributors and producers of food and food products? A leading technology provider will explain how its solutions can be employed to track the location and temperature of food products as they move through the supply chain. In addition, the session will include a question-and-answer period, and the online audience will have an opportunity to pose questions to the speakers.

12:05 PM
The Impact of Digitizing your Inventory
From improving accuracy and speed to reducing costs and food waste, digitizing your inventory can have a positive impact on the bottom line. Meet the challenge of high customer expectations and improve operational efficiencies by leveraging RFID technology and its growing role within the food supply chain.
Speaker: Susan Flake, Director, RFID Business Development, Zebra Technologies

12:35 PM
From Farm to Salad Bowl: Tracking Fresh Produce
Field-packing into cardboard cartons is the current method for the handling and later transport of all leafy vegetables, including iceberg lettuce. Hear how integrated RFID and GPS technologies are being used to georeference field cartons, and to wirelessly transmit grower and harvest protocols via a site-specific, field-level tracking system. Learn how the solution provides the seamless traceability of produce from the retail shelf back to precise field locations. Additionally, hear the latest information about lettuce harvesting, highlighted by a system capable of tracing carton-level packed iceberg lettuce to an exact field location using RFID and GPS technologies.

12:55 PM
Closing Remarks
Speaker: Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal

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