RFID Journal LIVE! 2024: Healthcare and Food Compliance Sessions

Published: April 3, 2024

In the healthcare and food sectors, the intersection of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) introduces new possibilities for data analysis, automation, and decision-making,.

The Healthcare and Food Compliance session at RFID Journal LIVE! will feature speakers discussing how to unlock traceability in these industries.

Below is the schedule for the Healthcare and Food Compliance session taking place on April 11 in Room 361.

Unlocking Traceability in Food and Pharma – Turning Opportunities into ACTION to Meet Regulatory Compliance

Time: 8:45-11:00 AM Room 361 April 11

Speakers: Andrew Meyer, Director, Global Standards, GS1 US; Jonathan Gregory, Global Standards Director, GS1 US; Lucelena Angarita, Director, Community Engagement, GS1 US

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Session Description: In the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare and food industries, regulatory compliance is paramount. The Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) and Section 204 of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) impose rigorous requirements on traceability, safety, and transparency. How can organizations use standards to turn these challenges into opportunities? What can the food industry learn from the multi-year journey healthcare has paved implementing traceability?  Key Takeaways:  DSCSA vs FSMA 204: Similarities and Differences  GS1 Standards Unleashed:  Understand the power of GS1 standards in uniquely identifying products, locations, and parties across the supply chain.  Understand the gaps and opportunity areas where standardized identification can drive greater compliance solutions.  Meeting DSCSA Requirements:  Decode DSCSA serialization, tracing, and verification mandates.

Discover how GS1 standards, Data Matrix Barcodes and EPCIS play a pivotal role in meeting these requirements.  Discuss opportunity areas for RFID built on a standards based foundation FSMA 204 Compliance Strategies:  Unravel the complexities of FSMA 204 Critical Tracking Events and Key Data Elements.  Implementation guidance and tools using GS1 standards. When to use EDI or EPCIS and how RFID can enhance food safety, traceability, and recall management.  RFID as a value-added technology  Aligning RFID benefits with solutions to meet visibility regulations  How standardized identification, data rich barcodes and EPCIS support RFID use cases in regulated space.  Actionable Insights:  Collaboration: Bridge the gap between stakeholders—manufacturers, distributors, pharmacies, and regulators.  Technology Adoption: Embrace GS1 standards, EPCIS & RFID as enablers of compliance.  Data Integrity: Ensure accurate data exchange throughout the supply chain.  Join us in this workshop as we transform regulatory challenges into actionable steps. Let’s navigate the waters together and empower our industry with knowledge, innovation, and compliance.

Keynote Speakers

New for 2024, the keynotes will take center stage on Tuesday, April 9 hosted on the LIVE! Immersive Stage—an interactive platform situated as the focal point within the expo hall. This stage will not only host the enlightening keynotes but showcase immersive product demonstrations and the prestigious RFID Journal Awards.

The conference kicks off with an Opening Keynote – “Disruptive Technologies: The Future is Now.” This enlightening panel discussion features industry leaders who will delve into the transformative impact of AI, IoT, and Machine Learning (ML).

Among the speakers are Brandon Woodruff of Delta Air Lines; Corey Cook of Lockheed Martin Advanced Technologies Concepts; and Cameron Worth of SharpEnd. The panel will be moderated by Bill Hardgrave, president, University of Memphis and Justin Patton, director, RFID Lab, Auburn University.

The second panel will discuss the groundbreaking RFID deployments in corporate America: UPS’ pioneering Smart Package Smart Facility (SPSF) initiative with the innovative UPS Smart Vehicle on the show floor.

UPS’ Jon Gurney Bell will unveil the visionary project, sharing insights into its objectives, achievements, and impact on logistics standards. Amy Lio of LVMH will shares how UPS is setting a new industry benchmark with optimized tracking, efficiency, and unparalleled customer experiences. Plus, Jeffrey Radaker, MBA and the UPS team will be on hand to discuss how they are reducing carbon emissions and promoting a greener future.

These distinguished speakers and moderators promise to elevate the RFID Journal LIVE! 2024 experience, providing attendees with unparalleled insights and fostering a dynamic exchange of ideas. Don’t miss the opportunity to engage with these industry luminaries and shape the future of RFID, IoT, and AI.