Home Internet of Things Aerospace Apparel Energy Defense Health Care Logistics Manufacturing Retail

Access This Premium Content

Options To Access This Article:

What Subscribers Are Saying

  • "Probably the best investment I've ever made."
    Steve Meizlish, President & CEO, MeizCorp Services, Inc.
  • "I have found that RFID Journal provides an objective viewpoint of RFID. It you are looking for a resource that provides insights as to the application and implications of deploying RFID, RFID Journal will meet your needs, It gives you a broad perspective of RFID, beyond the retail supply chain."
    Mike O'Shea, Director of Corporate AutoID/RFID Strategies & Technologies, Kimberly-Clark Corp.
  • "No other source provides the consistent value-added insight that Mark Robert and his staff do. In a world dominated by press release after press release, RFID Journal is developing as the one place to go to make the most sense out of the present and future of RFID in commerce."
    Bob Hurley, Project Leader for RFID, Bayer HealthCare's Consumer Care Division
  • "RFID Journal is the one go-to source for information on the latest in RFID technology."
    Bruce Keim, Director, Hewlett-Packard
  • "RFID Journal is the only source I need to keep up to the minute with the happenings in the RFID world."
    Blair Hawley, VP of Supply Chain, Remington Products Company

2007 Apparel and Footwear Summit Report

Last month, almost 200 professionals gathered at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City to attend the second annual conference for apparel and footwear companies. View the presentations from the event.
Sep 17, 2007— Apparel and footwear companies around the world are using RFID technologies to improve the way they manufacture, ship and sell apparel and footwear products. RFID Journal's second annual Apparel and Footwear Summit, produced in partnership with the American Apparel & Footwear Association, showcased several recent success stories in that industry.

The summit was held Aug. 20-22, 2007, at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. This followed the success of RFID Journal LIVE! 2007, held in Orlando this past April; RFID Journal LIVE! Europe 2006, which took place in October in Amsterdam; and November's RFID Journal LIVE! Canada 2006, hosted in Toronto.

This year's summit was attended by nearly 200 professionals from retailers, distributors and manufacturers of apparel and footwear products, including end users and potential end users of radio frequency identification technology. Several end users presentated their findings at the summit so others could learn from their experiences using RFID in their operations. Those attending the presentations learned how to employ RFID technologies to boost sales and cut costs, as well as improve on-shelf availability; track work-in-process; improve shipping accuracy and delivery speed; and deter theft, diversion and counterfeiting of high-value apparel and footwear brands.

The conference opened with the RFID Journal University preconference seminar, designed for professionals in all industries looking to gain a basic introduction to the fundamentals of radio frequency identification. The seminar, offered at all RFID Journal conferences, provides an understanding of RFID hardware, as well as the latest developments and practical issues, and features a live demonstration of the technology. Topics include "RFID Basics," "The Physics Behind RFID," "RFID in the Real World," "Legalization and Standardization," "Real-World Considerations," "Building an RFID Business Case" and "Building on RFID With the EPCglobal Network."

The event featured an invitation-only Leadership Forum, a high-level roundtable meeting in which VIPs from the apparel and footwear industry came together to conduct a collaborative problem-solving discussion. Phil Calderbank, director of global marketing for RFID and security at Avery Dennison's information and brand-management division, addressed a number of criticial issues facing the apparel and footwear industry. These included reconciling SKU numbers with RFID codes; dealing with variable color codes and matching RFID codes with the correct tickets and labels; attaching and applying RFID tickets and labels; overcoming the need for carrying a large RFID base label inventory; coordinating item tagging at different manufacturing facilities; tying data into an 856 ASN; receiving and sending data from manufacturers to retail operations; and identifying the ROI for both vendors and suppliers.
To continue reading this article, please log in or choose a purchase option.

Option 1: Become a Premium Member.

One-year subscription, unlimited access to Premium Content: $189

Gain access to all of our premium content and receive 10% off RFID Reports and RFID Events!

Option 2: Purchase access to this specific article.

This article contains 1,162 words and 3 pages. Purchase Price: $19.99

Upgrade now, and you'll get immediate access to:

  • Case Studies

    Our in-dept case-study articles show you, step by step, how early adopters assessed the business case for an application, piloted it and rolled out the technology.

    Free Sample: How Cognizant Cut Costs by Deploying RFID to Track IT Assets

  • Best Practices

    The best way to avoid pitfalls is to know what best practices early adopters have already established. Our best practices have helped hundreds of companies do just that.

  • How-To Articles

    Don’t waste time trying to figure out how to RFID-enable a forklift, or deciding whether to use fixed or mobile readers. Our how-to articles provide practical advice and reliable answers to many implementation questions.

  • Features

    These informative articles focus on adoption issues, standards and other important trends in the RFID industry.

    Free Sample: Europe Is Rolling Out RFID

  • Magazine Articles

    All RFID Journal Premium Subscribers receive our bimonthly RFID Journal print magazine at no extra cost, and also have access to the complete online archive of magazine articles from past years.

Become a member today!

RFID Journal LIVE! RFID in Health Care LIVE! LatAm LIVE! Brasil LIVE! Europe RFID Connect Virtual Events RFID Journal Awards Webinars Presentations