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.
AIM Global Panel: Current State of Traceability
Tuesday, May 17, 2022: 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM AIM
Global, an industry standards organization in barcodes and RFID standards, is hosting an expert member panel to discuss the technology, standards, and real-world implementation of food traceability. Gain an understanding of the traceability initiatives being led by GS1 US, and industry associations, such as PTI for produce and GDST for seafood. Learn the importance of clean, accurate master data, use of standardized identifiers for key attributes such as products and locations, and process to capture the required key data elements. The panelists will also provide an overview of the New Era of Smarter Food Safety and the New Era Blueprint and how FSMA 204 relates to it. And finally, hear AIM’s experts discuss what the future holds, including RFID, 2D across POS, EPCIS 2.0 using passive temperature sensors and ubiquitous interoperable food traceability. Panelists:
Amy Awe, Market Development Manager, RFID-Food, Avery Dennison Smartrac
Don Durm, Vice President, Customer Solutions, PLM
Jonathan Gregory, Director of Community Engagement, Apparel and General Merchandise, GS1 US
Thomas Burke, FSQA Traceability Manager, Chipotle
Drones on the Farm: Tracking Livestock with RFID Equipped UAVs
Tuesday, May 17, 2022: 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones) have been used with increasing frequency in the agriculture sector as technology continues to improve, allowing for reduction of labor costs and increases in efficiency, accuracy, and traceability within farm operations. A new area of interest in this field is the use of drones for cattle management and the potential of combining radio frequency identification (RFID) with UAVs to facilitate livestock tracking in rangeland environments. The speaker will share work currently in progress at Cal Poly’s Center for Global Automatic Identification Technologies (PolyGAIT) studying the potential of such systems and discuss how animal behavioral constraints influence the design and feasibility of large-scale RFID-UAV technologies.
Speaker: Sabrina Olson, Graduate Researcher, CAL POLY, PolyGAIT
Boosting the Bottom Line with Returnable Container Tracking
Tuesday, May 17, 2022: 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM
Returnable containers are a key method of meeting both profitability objectives and sustainability metrics. Though critical to the supply chain, returnables have a history of waste and inefficiency. Returnable assets often aren’t returned by customers and supply chain partners. They are often overlooked, forgotten, or stolen in warehouses and distribution centers. In response, many businesses choose to keep a backup supply of containers in inventory. This requires additional storage space and increased costs. Hear from the experts at AIM Global, an industry standards organization in barcodes and RFID standards, about four ways that you can increase your bottom line by tracking returnable containers. Learn how to increase supply chain visibility, improve business relationships, automate to build business efficiencies and reduce your carbon footprint. Panelists:
Colynn Black, RFID Business Development Director, Metalcraft
Jeanne Duckett, Chairperson, AIM North America
Steve Statler, Author of Beacon Technologies (Apress) and Senior VP of Marketing, Wiliot
Tim Debus, President & CEO, Reusable Packaging Association
Perdue Uses RFID to Track Free-Range Chicken Behavior
Tuesday, May 17, 2022: 1:45 PM – 2:30 PM
Perdue Farms is deploying UHF RFID tags on its birds, with readers at chicken house pop-holes to track their movements in pastures and identify what conditions promote free-range activity. One of the largest producers of chickens for eating in the United States, Perdue generates 12 million broiler birds each week and is now reportedly the largest supplier of free-range chickens. The company is now six months into a project using RFID technology to track the behaviors of freewheeling birds so farmers can more readily encourage outdoor grazing. Gain an understanding of how Perdue is overcoming the engineering challenges of tagging and tracking the behavior of the chickens and is working with their farmers to encourage the chickens to spend time in pastures rather than inside chicken houses. Learn how expanding the volume of free-range chickens Perdue sells provides a higher-quality product, as well as providing a better lifestyle for the birds.
Speaker: Bruce Stewart-Brown, Senior VP of Technical Services and Innovation, Perdue Farms
AIM Global Panel: Gaining a Business Advantage with Food Traceability
Tuesday, May 17, 2022: 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM
In this session, AIM Global’s expert member panel will discuss the technology, standards and real-world implementation of food traceability. Technology enabled food traceability, backed by standards, can enable many business benefits. Learn how food traceability should be considered more than a regulatory checkbox and gain an understanding how to build trust and brand loyalty, as well as owning your brand’s story through traceability.
Panelists: Felix Amiri, Food Safety and Quality Systems Specialist, AFISS
John DiPalo, Chief Strategy Officer, ACSIS
John Wirthlin, Industry Principal – Manufacturing, Transportation and Logistics, Zebra Technologies
Sharmeen Khan, Founder/Chief Marketing Officer, OpsSmart Global