RFID Journal LIVE! 2022 Keynotes and General Session Presentations

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Below you will find links to the recordings and slides from the keynote addresses and general sessions held during RFID Journal LIVE! 2022. You must be logged in to view these.

Omnichannel Enablement: The Tipping Point for RFID
Tuesday, May 17, 2022: 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM
Walmart first went live with RFID in January 2005, but its real journey began in 2003 with a series of pilots at distribution centers. Dr. Bill Hardgrave, the University of Memphis’s president and the founder of the RFID Lab/Research Center—which became the world’s leading center for examining the business value of RFID—will discuss how the industry responded to the retailer’s groundbreaking deployment, and why it resulted in an understanding of the need for collaboration between partners using RFID data. He will share insights about the road taken as an industry, the current state of adoption, and what the future holds for the technology. Dr. Hardgrave will be joined by Matt Alexander, Walmart’s senior director of merchandising innovation, for a fireside chat about how RFID is being successfully used today.
Speakers: Dr. Bill Hardgrave, President, University of Memphis
Matt Alexander, Senior Director, Merchandising Innovation, Walmart

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20 Years of RFID Journal LIVE: Lessons Learned From Experienced End Users
Tuesday, May 17, 2022: 5:45 PM – 6:30 PM
To commemorate the 20th year of RFID Journal LIVE, RFID Journal has invited a panel of past speakers from across a variety of industries to discuss how the technology has evolved throughout the years, how they view radio frequency identification and the Internet of Things today, and how their forward-thinking organizations are planning to use RFID in the future to achieve even bigger benefits. Join these thought leaders for an insightful discussion of RFID and big data, sensors, robots and much more.
Panelists: Chad Simpson, Senior Vice President, Technology, City Furniture
Deirdre Schmidt, Operations Excellence Leader, BAE Systems
Johan Stenstrom, Supply Chain Developer, Stadium
Moderator: Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal

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Johnson & Johnson Supply Chain (JJSC) Improves Product Availability for Orthopedic Loaner Sets With RFID
Wednesday, May 18, 2022: 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM
Getting the right products to the right place at the right time is critical to the orthopedic loaner set replenishment process at Johnson & Johnson Supply Chain (JJSC). Orthopedic products are delivered to customers in loaner sets for each individual surgery. A set contains hundreds of products because surgeons don’t know exactly which items they will need until a procedure is underway. A surgeon will utilize some products in the set, then return the unused items to JJSC’s distribution centers for reconciliation and restocking. Although the firm already used RFID to track the complete loaner set, it needed a standard solution that would work throughout the entire supply chain. Learn how JJSC improved the orthopedic loaner set replenishment process while standardizing RFID tagging with GS1 EPC standards. Hear how the time saved because of the deployment has resulted in improved cycle times and product availability.
Speaker: Aleasha Burnell, Director of Quality Systems Applications, Johnson & Johnson Supply Chain (JJSC)

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Using RFID to Bring Down Organized Retail Crime
Wednesday, May 18, 2022: 9:45 AM – 10:30 AM
The digitization of retail is well underway, and RFID has played a key role in optimizing inventory, enabling omnichannel processes and improving the customer experience. One lesser-known benefit is that the technology improves shrink visibility. This is critical at a time when retailers are confronting rising theft and brand insecurity. In this session, Macy’s VP of asset protection operations and strategy will explain how the retail giant uses RFID linked to video to combat organized retail crime and protect its personnel, customers, products, profits and brand.
Speakers: Joe Coll, VP, Asset Protection Operations & Strategy, Macy’s
Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal

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RFID Journal Award Finalist: BAE Systems Gets Smart with Warehouse Utilization and POU Replenishment
Wednesday, May 18, 2022: 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
BAE Systems, an international defense, aerospace, and security company, has developed a warehouse management system capable of providing real time storage space utilization metrics for the warehouse management team. The project increases RFID functionality in factories, labs, stockrooms, and warehouse, as well as expanding RFID capabilities to include tracking of assets coming in and out of warehouse, location of storage containers/pallets within the warehouse, and management of storage space. The firm is also piloting smart point of use (POU) solutions and expects to roll out the system to over 12 campuses in several states later in the year. Learn how BAE Systems expects to increase traceability while reducing manual actions. This project is nominated for RFID Journal Award in the category of Best Logistics/Supply Chain RFID Implementation.
Speakers: Brandon Carroll, Operations Specialist, BAE Systems
Daniel Fitzgerald, Principal Project Engineer, BAE Systems

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