RFID in Retail and Apparel 2017 Report

By RFID Journal

View the presentations from RFID Journal's conference and exhibition for the apparel and retail sectors, held last month in New York City.

Radio frequency identification technology is being deployed at stores and warehouses worldwide to improve item-level inventory management and supply chain tracking. RFID Journal's RFID in Retail and Apparel 2017 conference and exhibition, held in New York City on Sept. 26, outlined how RFID and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies are being deployed to improve item-level inventory management and supply chain tracking.

During the conference, retailers and suppliers that use RFID technologies presented case studies to help those in attendance determine the best approach for their needs, learn best practices from early adopters, find the right technology partners and move forward with deployment. Approximately 100 attendees took part in this one-day event.

Recordings of the speaker presentations are now available in RFID Journal's video library. Links to videos of the event's sessions are provided below and on the following pages, along with PDFs of the slides used in those presentations. Not all speakers have granted permission to have their presentations and/or slides archived.

Conference Sessions

Preparing for the Technology-Enabled Future of Retail
Speaker: Dr. Bill Hardgrave, Dean, Harbert College of Business, Auburn University
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Rapid RFID Adoption and the Connected Future
Speakers: Melanie Nuce, VP of Corporate Development, GS1 US; Gena Morgan, Corporate Development Consultant, GS1 US
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Herman Kay Uses RFID to Track and Improve Garment Production
Speaker: Richard Haig, CIO and CTO, Herman Kay Co.
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• See also Herman Kay Gains Packing Accuracy Via RFID

Jack Wills Deploys RFID to Drive Stock Accuracy
Speaker: Gary Tattersall, Head of Asset Protection and Risk Management, Jack Wills
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• See also Jack Wills Deploys RFID to Drive Stock Accuracy

Insights and Next Steps from a Major RFID Deployment
Moderator: Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal
Panelist: Jonathan Aitken, RFID Specialist, Jonathan Aitken Consulting
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River Island Uses RFID to Improve Visibility and Combat Loss
Speaker: Anna Szelag, Senior Safety and Loss Analyst, River Island
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• See also River Island to Deploy RFID Across All 280 Stores and River Island Awards Byways Group Exclusive RFID Label Supply Contract

The Business Case for RFID in Retail Apparel
Speaker: Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal
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Solution-Provider Sessions

Driving Consumer Experience and Unlocking Omnichannel Conversion With RFID
Speaker: Kris Barton, Market Development Director, RFID, Avery Dennison

How to Leverage RFID to Its Full Potential
Speaker: Keith Sherry, Chief Operating Officer, SATO Global Solutions

IoT in Retail—Make It Simple, Powerful and Accessible
Speaker: Scot Stelter, VP of Products, Mojix
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SML Deployment Business Cases in the U.S. and Europe—Retailers and Brand Owners
Speaker: Dean Frew, CTO and Senior VP, RFID Solutions, SML
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• See also SML Group Plans Additional Solution Innovation Center and Pop-Ups to Fuel Growth and SML Analysis Finds Just 4 to 8 Percent Adoption of RFID Among Retailers

To read RFID Journal editor Mark Roberti's observations, see Why RFID Is Essential in Retail, RFID for Small and Midsize Retailers and E-Commerce Is Not the Answer. Visit RFID Journal's events page for information regarding other upcoming conferences, virtual events and webinars.