RFID Journal LIVE! 2021 Encore

RFID Journal LIVE! 2021 Encore

This special Encore event will feature presentations recorded at RFID Journal LIVE! 2021, available on demand, as well as additional, new content, delivered live via our webinar platform. Below are drafts of the sessions we are organizing. Check back regularly, as we will be updating the agenda and confirming speakers frequently.

View the sessions available on demand conference session: Retail/Apparel Track, Manufacturing Track, Supply Chain Track, Health Care Track, Internet of Things Track.


Supply Chain/Logistics

10:00 – 10:30 AM EDT
Railroad Pilot Employs LoRaWAN Technology to Improve Operations
A railway company is conducting a pilot utilizing a combination of RFID and LoRaWAN technologies to capture data for railcar (rolling stock) management and track (infrastructure) maintenance. The railway system being piloted consists of UHF RFID tags transmitting data to readers installed at checkpoints along the railway tracks. Learn how LoRaWAN, which utilizes IoT connectivity that can span 15 to 30 miles outdoors, is being employed to help railroad companies track assets to improve train punctuality, security, maintenance, and overall operations.

10:30 – 10:45 AM EDT
Technology Provider Session

10:45 – 11:15 AM EDT
Vehicle Manufacturer Improves Asset Utilization and Inventory Control With RFID and IoT
An automobile manufacturer produces more than 23 million vehicles, exporting over 3.7 million vehicles, and producing domestic sales in excess of 19 million units. The company has three vehicle plants and one engine plant, as well as a widespread sales and distribution network, with more than 500 dealers. In addition to launching new cars, they must maintain the spare parts of old models for at least 10 years, often turning to external suppliers to produce parts. The firm is using RFID and IoT technology to control asset utilization and improve inventory control. Learn how the use of RFID has resulted in a 95% reduction on inventory count costs. Hear how the firm is controlling the inventory effectively and efficiently when the assets are at the suppliers , thereby eliminating the possibility of black-market replication.

11:15 – 11:45 AM EDT
Machine Vision Boosts Shipping Accuracy
One 3PL (third-party logistics)  has deployed machine-vision technology that makes its picking and packing processes more accurate. The firm has deployed the technology on one of three production lines at which the products are being picked and packed for orders.  The solution uses machine vision and artificial intelligence (AI) to identify the products being packed, as well as whether they match a customer’s order. Learn how the use of the system has resulted in customers receiving the products they requested, as well as nearly eliminating the rate of claims related to shipping errors.


Solutions Showcase

1:00 – 1:30 PM EDT

1:30 -1:50 PM EDT
AD Maxdura Tire Tag – Enabling reliable identification and sustainable recycling
AD Maxdura Tire Tag provides superior performance and outstanding reliability in harsh industrial environments. The first embedded tire tag solution answering the automotive industries’ needs. With its unique ID, the AD Maxdura Tire Tag enables track and trace through the logistic chain, from origin to an OEM’s production line quality control, up to end of life tire treatment and sustainable recycling options.
Speaker: Lauri Hyytinen, Market Development Manager, Automotive, Avery Dennison Smartrac

1:50 – 2:10 PM EDT
ST Microelectronics

2:10–2:25 PM EDT

2:25– 2:40 PM EDT


Retail and Apparel

10:00 – 10:30 AM EDT
Chain Reduces Operating Costs with RFID
A large department store chain is using RFID-enabled technology to reduce costs and increase efficiency. The technology helps to authenticate the arrival of the correct goods to the distribution center in a few seconds and guarantees the products will be shipped to the stores efficiently. Learn how RFID has decreased errors and improved efficiency. Gain an understanding of how the operating costs have fallen and the technology has enabled the firm to become more competitive in the market.

10:30 – 10:45 AM EDT
Technology Provider Session

10:45 – 11:15 AM EDT
RFID Helps Shoppers Preplan Store Visits
A fashion brand is increasing inventory accuracy with an RFID-based solution that tracks goods at its 185 stores. The technology is initially being launched in three stores, then at all locations in the next few months. With the technology, the company intends to better serve its online customers by filling orders from the nearest stores, while allowing shoppers who wish to visit stores to view what is onsite in advance, and to then make a reservation to try on or purchase those items. Learn how RFID is being used to ensure that products are available at each site, in order to meet omnichannel sales demands during and following the COVID-19 pandemic.

11:15 – 11:45 AM EDT
Clothing Factory Grows By 50 Percent with RFID
A manufacturer of children’s apparel has adopted a radio frequency identification solution to improve its business processes. The company manufactures 700 types of clothing, with 4,500 stock-keeping units (SKUs) per collection, totaling approximately 500,000 orders per year. Since the deployment, the firm reports that it has achieved 100 percent accuracy in the delivery of orders to its retailer customers. Learn how the manufacturer has successfully used the technology to grow its operation by 50 percent in recent years.



1:00 – 1:30 PM EDT
RFID Improves Safety for Manufacturing, Industrial Plant Maintenance
A manufacturing plant is using a safety lock that relies on radio frequency identification to be activated or released. With the technology, personnel can shut down power or machinery upon entering a restricted space or accessing a machine for maintenance, and no one else can inadvertently put them in danger by turning the power back on. The unique ID number or code of that key is required to restore operations. Learn how the device is being deployed for securing machines, as well as doors to secured areas, in manufacturing settings.

1:30 – 1:45 PM EDT

Technology Provider Sessions

1:45 – 2:15 PM EDT
RFID Tracks Metal Products as They Are Stored and Shipped
A manufacturer of metal plates has increased its product shipping volume via radio frequency identification, improving the efficiency and accuracy of how it locates and identifies loaded pallets scheduled for delivery to a customer. RFID tags on pallets and readers installed on cranes and forklifts facilitates the location and identification of pallets loaded with metal sheets. Learn how RFID is being used to monitor every step of every pallet throughout the logistic flow, from storage after production to loading on trucks for transport.

2:15 – 2:45 PM EDT
Project Tracks Concrete Blocks with RFID Technology
A 20-mile dike-reinforcement project is leveraging UHF RFID technology to manage each of 75,000 blocks as they are manufactured, stored and then installed to future-proof a 90-year-old retainment structure. The RFID-enabled blocks now being installed in the dam are using embedded tags, as well as readers installed on cranes. Learn how the value of RFID is in the digital capture of information about where each block is built into the dike, along with what it consists of. Hear how the technology is providing a full inventory of where each block was positioned, containing all concrete information and parameters that were collected during the production flow.