RFID Journal LIVE! Retail 2019 Report

By RFID Journal

RFID Journal recently held its conference and exhibition for the retail sector as part of Chicago's RetailX event. View the presentations from the conference.

RFID technology is being deployed at stores and warehouses around the world to improve item-level inventory management and supply chain tracking. With that in mind, RFID Journal held this year's RFID Journal LIVE! Retail conference and exhibition last month in Chicago, Ill. Case studies presented by retailers and suppliers already using RFID technologies helped attendees to determine the best approach for their needs, learn best practices from early adopters, find the right technology partners and move forward with adoption.

LIVE! Retail is the world's only event designed to help retailers and brand owners learn how RFID can benefit them. This year's conference was co-located with two other major retail events at RetailX: GlobalShop, the retail industry's largest design and merchandising trade show, and the Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition, the leading show for e-commerce. More than 400 visitors attended LIVE! Retail 2019.

Recordings of the event's speaker presentations are now available in RFID Journal's online video library. Links to videos of the presentations are provided on the following pages, along with PDFs of the slides used in those presentations. Not all speakers have granted permission to have their presentations and/or slides archived.

Please note that you need to be logged into RFIDJournal.com to view the presentations and recordings. If you do not have a membership to RFIDJournal.com, you will need to create one to access the presentations. All conference attendees and holders of training passes have been granted a free subscription to RFID Journal. If you purchased a pass that does not entitle you to the presentations, you can procure a Premium Membership in order to access them.

RFID Basics
Presenter: Kevin Berisso, Ph.D., Director, AutoID Lab, University of Memphis
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Why RFID Is Essential for Retailers and Brand Owners
Presenter: Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal
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Chain Integration Project (CHIP): Can Blockchain Strengthen the Retail Supply Chain?
Presenters: Justin Patton, Director, RFID Center, Auburn University; Patrick Javick, Senior Director of Partnerships, GS1 US; and Michelle Covey, VP of Partnerships, GS1 US
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Understanding the Various Benefits of RFID and the Human Dimension
Presenter: Kristen Munroe, Former Store Operations Lead, Ralph Lauren North America
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Tech Transformation for Retail Success
Presenter: Greg Buzek, President, IHL Group
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Can Retailers Be Omnichannel-Ready Without RFID?
Presenter: Dr. Bill Hardgrave, Provost and VP, Auburn University
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Under Armour Shares Its RFID Journey: "Make it, Move it, Sell it"
Panelists: Kathleen Joyce, Lead, Global Inventory Control, Under Armour; John Bowen, Senior Manager, Business Process Management, Supply Chain, Under Armour; and moderator Bill Toney, VP of Global RFID Market Development, Avery Dennison
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Why Retailers Are Adopting Item-level RFID
Presenter: Daniel Canales, Pre-Sales Engineering Consultant, SML RFID
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Using BSN's Eprint Solutions to Combat Counterfeit Products and Drive Consumer Engagement Applications
Presenter: Philip Calderbank, RFID Consultant, BSN, Innovations in Packaging | RFID
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Jack Wills Deploys RFID to Drive Stock Accuracy
Presenters: Gary Tattersall, Director of Asset Protection and Risk Management, Jack Wills; and Sham Ahmad, Loss Prevention and Audit Manager, Jack Wills
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Using RFID to Prevent Theft and Counterfeiting
Presenter: Dakota Miller, Director of Loss-Control Investigations, Quincy Bioscience
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Stadium AB Improves Inventory Accuracy With RFID
Presenter: Johan Stenstrom, Supply Chain Developer, Stadium AB
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Herman Kay Uses RFID to Track and Improve Garment Production
Presenter: Richard Haig, CIO and CTO, Herman Kay
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RFID in Retail: Where the Benefits Are
Panelists: Marco Cunha, Supply Chain Director, MO Fashion—SONAE; Sham Ahmad, Loss Prevention and Audit Manager, Jack Wills; and moderator Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal
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RFID Barometer in Retail
Presenter: Dr. Antonio Rizzi, Full Professor—Industrial Logistics and Supply Chain Management, University of Parma
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TFG Drives Stock Accuracy With RFID
Presenters: Marcin Kurc, Senior Operations Business Process Manager, The Foschini Group; and Michelle McCann, RFID Project Manager, The Foschini Group
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To read RFID Journal editor Mark Roberti's pre-show observations about the conference, see What I Look Forward to at RFID Journal LIVE! Retail. And to read RFID Journal Brazil editor Edson Perin's coverage of the event, see Solving Retail Challenges via RFID, RetailX Begins With RFID Journal LIVE! Retail, Inventory Accuracy: The Key to Retail Success, BSN Launches Low-Cost Printed RFID Tag and Companies Focus on Consumer Experience at RetailX.

The next RFID Journal LIVE! Retail event will be held on June 9-11, 2020, at Chicago's McCormick Place. Visit RFID Journal's events page for information regarding other upcoming conferences, virtual events and webinars.