This track was presented by Dr. Samad Rostampour, Professor, Vanier College and IT director at IoT Lab, Université du Québec à Montréal;
Vanier College and University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM) School of Management (ESG).
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/IoT in Warehouse & Inventory Management Basics
Tuesday, May 17, 2022: 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM
In this session, gain an introduction on RFID/IoT technologies. RFID is not just about tags and readers. It’s an enabler of visibility, as a connecting thread in the information flow—from object identification and data capture to data communication, data hosting, information processing and, ultimately, automated transactions. Indeed, during the last decade, the portfolio of RFID technologies has evolved to a point at which it’s now difficult to fully understand the multiple options on the market and how they integrate with existing infrastructure. This session will help you position RFID technologies in your information systems infrastructure, understand what the options on the market are and how they compete with or complement other IoT technologies, and recognize which ones may be the most appropriate for your project.
Linking RFID to Inventory-Management Best Practices
Tuesday, May 17, 2022: 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM
RFID has finally reached a level of maturity at which a critical number of end users are benefiting from the technology at the warehouse level. This session will discuss practical examples of how these companies are using RFID to benefit from real-time visibility into their operations, and to improve their supply chain and inventory-management performance.
Targeting the Correct RFID Technology for the Right Project
Tuesday, May 17, 2022: 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM
This session will present proven methods used to discover profitable challenges that can be addressed with RFID, and specific tools for selecting the proper technology for your specific project. Wisely selecting the correct RFID candidate projects and the proper technology will help your organization minimize its investment, while improving supply chain efficiency more quickly.
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Key Steps in Building an Inventory-Management RFID Solution: Build Your Own RFID Portal
Tuesday, May 17, 2022: 1:45 PM – 2:30 PM
You’ve probably seen an RFID implementation that demonstrates the tracking of incoming and outgoing inventory at the warehouse dock door in the blink of an eye, and that automatically triggers events, warnings and processes. If you’ve ever wondered how to implement such a system, then this session is for you. We will assemble the solution from bare components, test the complete RFID-enabled portal and start conducting supply chain transactions (automated receiving and shipping, for example). This session will help you understand how to move from simple RFID data capture to real-time transactions, and enable the basis of building a smart supply chain easily and at a low entry cost. The next step will be for you to create your own RFID portal.
Designing Your RFID Solution
Tuesday, May 17, 2022: 2:45 PM – 3:30 PM
RFID is not just about tags and readers. It’s a multi-layer system comprising different hardware and software technologies, integrated with your existing enterprise’s back-end systems and connected to communication networks. Many scenarios can be envisioned to address an RFID initiative, each of which will have an impact on the solution’s design, as well as its benefits—thus suggesting a trade-off analysis. This session will help you understand how to leverage RFID’s ability to automatically identify objects, enable real-time inventory tracking and facilitate the tracking and tracing of products and related information throughout the supply chain—and how to design a solution accordingly.
Building Your RFID Business Case
Tuesday, May 17, 2022: 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM
RFID can provide several advantages over existing automated-identification technologies in terms of supply chain and inventory management. In order to build a realistic business case and justify your investment, both qualitatively and quantifiably, you will need to accurately evaluate RFID’s marginal impact and benefits over existing technologies. This session will help you understand how to measure the technology’s impact on your supply chain process performance, by using specific key performance indicators. In addition, the presenters will explain how to document an RFID business case within your four walls, and throughout your supply chain.
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