RFID and IoT in Retail and Apparel Agenda

May 11, 2021


10:00 AM        
Welcome and Introduction
Speaker: Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal


10:05 AM
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. This session will walk attendees through the financial model. Everyone in attendance will receive a copy of the report on which the presentation is based, as well as an ROI calculator they can utilize to explore the benefits they can expect to receive.
Speaker:Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal

Garment Manufacturer Automates Manual Processes, Eliminates Errors via RFID
A manufacturer of garments is producing an average of 60,000 items every month. The company recently selected a radio frequency identification solution to eliminate the errors inherent in manual operations involving goods. Since deploying the system, the firm has automated its processes and gained efficiencies, which has led to a reduction in costs. Learn how the company's use of the technology has sped up processes, enabling it to combat fraud and eliminate the incidence of human errors.


11:05 AM
RFID Enables Automatic Replenishment for Retailer
A European retailer has launched an RFID-based solution at two of its stores to enable automatic replenishment as goods are sold at its store or online. The system consists of EPC UHF RFID inlays built into the hard tags attached to each product, as well as countertop and handheld readers and cloud-based software. The RFID system provides stock reliability to enable the automatic replenishment of inventory. Learn how the firm is now able to ensure its inventory is accurate for those buying products online, as well as for in-store shoppers.


11:45 AM
Using RFID to Facilitate an Omnichannel Strategy
A fashion retailer is using RFID technology to accurately track merchandise, achieve visibility into its inventory levels, and help customers locate the sizes and styles they need. The organization conducted a pilot of RFID technology, during which it efficiently received garments at the store, facilitated sales floor replenishment and conducted weekly, complete store inventory counts.  Learn how the organization moved successfully from utilizing RFID for sample tracking to a complete store pilot.


12:05 PM
RFID Benchmark Results Show Sales Boost, Inventory Accuracy
A recent survey of 20 fashion companies, which an RFID lab conducted to contribute to its international "RFID Barometer in Retail" study, finds that RFID is enabling omnichannel sales, and that the rate of stalled or failed deployments has dropped. The study identified benefits in sales and inventory accuracy, with a very small rate of cancelled deployments when compared to the results of previous studies, indicating that RFID technology is maturing. Hear how the data will provide more support for businesses launching or planning RFID deployments or pilots.


12:35 PM
Museum Leverages RFID to Personalize Content and Enable Pandemic-Era Safety
The United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum (USOPM), which opened in the summer of 2020 despite the COVID-19 pandemic, is leveraging a radio frequency identification system initially designed to personalize the visitor experience. The 60,000-square-foot museum offers a personalized experience using digital content that can be modified according to a visitor's specific interests, as well as his or her physical or mental accessibility requirements. The RFID system enables the museum to set the occupancy levels and alert the staff if a gallery is approaching its maximum number of guests allowed, and also provides the opportunity for contact tracing. Learn how RFID, in addition to providing accessibility and social distancing, offers USOPM additional benefits including the ability to forecast the popularity of content.

Speaker: John V. Christie, SVP & COO, Gallagher Museum Services & U.S Olympic & Paralympic Museum


1:15 PM
Fashion Brand Deploys Invisible RFID for Aesthetic Solution
A fashion brand has deployed an RFID system for loss prevention, inventory management and supply chain logistics, leveraging reader technology that is invisible at its stores. With the solution implemented at 10 of its global retail sites, the firm maintains each store's aesthetic. When shoppers enter one of those stores, they are surrounded by greenery in keeping with the surrounding landscape, rather than technology. Learn how the RFID system is strategically deployed to accomplish product visibility without drawing attention to itself.


1:55 PM
Closing Remarks
Speaker: Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal