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.
RFID Journal Award Finalist Session: Carter’s Rolls Out RFID for Omnichannel Sales
Wednesday, May 18, 2022: 1:45 PM – 2:25 PM
Children’s apparel retailer Carter’s deployed a UHF RFID-based system at each of 750 stores in August 2021. The objective of the rollout is to improve overall inventory accuracy, spur omnichannel sales growth, and improve operational efficiencies. By knowing the status of available goods at each location, the company is better poised to provide “buy online” pickup in store” (BOPIS) functionality, as well as “ship from store” services. In this session, RFID Journal Founder and Editor Mark Roberti and Andrew Tashiro, Sr. Director, Omnichannel & Inventory, Carter’s will discuss how the system is ensuring on-shelf availability of its products for children and babies, while enabling omnichannel sales. This project is nominated for RFID Journal Award in the category of Best Retail RFID Implementation.
Andrew Tashiro, Vice President, Omnichannel & Inventory, Carter’s
Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal
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RFID: A Macro View Of Retailer Adoption
Wednesday, May 18, 2022: 2:30 PM – 3:10 PM
RFID’s proliferation into new merchandise categories and new retail formats is quickly putting it onto the agenda of many more executives. In apparel and footwear, where RFID took root quickest, it has already shaped the fortunes of brands and retailers that embraced it (or ignored it). Marshall Kay is the founder of RFID Sherpas, a retail-focused management-consulting practice. In 2020, he coined the term “RFIQ.” Kay writes for Forbes as a Retail Contributor, and as an industry insider he has chronicled the evolution of retail RFID for nearly 20 years. In this session, Kay and RFID Sherpas Managing Director JP Kamel will outline what the past 10 years can teach us about the next five.
JP Kamel, Managing Director, RFID Sherpas
Marshall Kay, Principal, RFID Sherpas
City Furniture Gains Showroom Visibility with RFID
Wednesday, May 18, 2022: 3:15 PM – 3:55 PM
Florida based retailer, City Furniture provides customers with an expanded and evolutionary lineup of home furnishings at an exceptional value. To ensure that customers find exactly what they need, inventory accuracy is key in the retail showrooms and across the supply chain. Learn how City Furniture took advantage of last year’s pandemic shutdown to rework an RFID system that didn’t meet its need. Hear how the new solution cuts inventory counts from several weeks to two hours, while ensuring inventory visibility to satisfy BOPIS customers and prevent errors.
Chad Simpson, Senior Vice President, Technology, City Furniture
Shaun Feraco, Vice President of Operations, City Furniture
Marko Brutus, Associate Technology Project Manager, City Furniture
RFID Journal Award Finalist Session: Lojas Renner Uses RFID to Enable Omnichannel Experience
Wednesday, May 18, 2022: 4:00 PM – 4:40 PM
With more than 600 stores, Lojas Renner S.A. maintains a presence throughout Brazil in the fashion, home and decoration segments, with its Renner, Camicado and Youcom brands. The firm also operates in the financial solutions segment with Realize. Renner operates in Argentina and Uruguay as well, and in addition to being one of the top 10 brands in Brazil, it is a recognized leader in omnichannel fashion retailing. The company has successfully implemented RFID at all Renner locations, giving it greater visibility and inventory accuracy. Learn how the technology’s use is an important step toward the integration between online and offline channels, enabling Renner to create a complete omnichannel experience.This project is nominated for RFID Journal Award in the category of Best Retail RFID Implementation.
Speaker: Alexandre Ribeiro, Risk Director, Lojas Renner
Why RFID is a ‘Must-Have’ Technology for Today’s Retailer
Thursday, May 19, 2022: 9:00 AM – 9:40 AMResearch shows that retailers which have not invested in radio frequency identification have been unable to execute ship-from-store or curbside or in-store pickup consistently. Retailers employing RFID tend to have an in-store inventory accuracy of approximately 95 percent, compared to about 65 percent for retailers that do not use. In this session learn how the technology can be tailored to fit each company’s specific needs and how to solve supply chain problems, as well as inventory visibility.
Speaker: Senthilkumar CP PH.D., Director of Research and Technology, RFID Lab, Auburn University
Solve the Pain of Claims Compliance with RFID
Thursday, May 19, 2022: 9:45 AM – 10:25 AM
While many benefits relating to inventory visibility have been realized with store level use of EPC/RFID, there remains untapped potential benefits in leveraging EPC/RFID for the purpose of aiding in supply chain visibility to support claims compliance and reconciliation, which constitutes an annual industry cost in the tens of billions. Learn about recent work completed by GS1 US and Auburn University addressing this important topic.
Jonathan Gregory, Director of Community Engagement, Apparel and General Merchandise; GS1 US
Justin Patton, Director, RFID Lab, Auburn University
Revolutionizing the Link Between Manufacturers and Consumers with Smart Packaging
Thursday, May 19, 2022: 10:30 AM – 11:10 AM
Automating supply chains leads to improved operational efficiency and higher profitability. Internet of Packaging (IoP) technologies, such as RFID, barcodes, QR codes, and digital printing, have already been understood and adopted, and are beginning to emerge with new competitive market advantages. Inventory control, authenticity, security and the customer experience, are just part of what the Internet of Packaging has already begun to provide. Learn how the use of IoP can provide information about a particular product that a consumer needs to know before purchasing it, enhance the customer relationship and reveal data about a wide variety of concerns. Hear how the technology is being used to offer product authenticity, sustainability, and powerful consumer experiences, in addition to measurable ROI.
Speaker: Edson Perin, Editor, RFID Journal Brazil and IoP Journal Brazil
RFID Journal Award Finalist Session: Urmi Group Uses RFID to Improve Production
Thursday, May 19, 2022: 11:15 AM – 11:55 AM
Urmi Group, one of the leading knit composite facilities in Bangladesh, is focused on delivering sustainable apparel products and services to global customers. In this session, learn how they are using RFID to reduce machine downtime and better manage production. Hear how the firm has automated inventory audit, cut labor costs and boosted productivity and quality.
Speaker: Mir Ashraful Hossain, Director & Group COO, Urmi Group