Award Finalist Session: Harvard Automates Asset Tracking and Reduces Inventory Time with RFID

By Mark Roberti

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Tuesday, Sept. 28, 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Harvard has over 15,000 capital assets located in 160 buildings, spread across multiple campuses at the University. Federal law mandates all federally-funded assets to be physically inventoried every two years. In order to meet those requirements, the University developed a remediation plan which included committing to an inventory schedule and researching technology to improve the inventory process. The project involved four of the twelve schools that make up Harvard University. In this session learn how the technology has enabled the University to conduct more frequent and efficient inventories, while greatly reducing the number of staff previously needed to conduct the manual process. This project is nominated for RFID Journal award in the category of Best RFID Implementation (Other Industry).
Key takeaways:
* Learn how the University has taken a labor intense process and used technology to improve the process
* Hear how Harvard has freed up resources that were and consumed by the manual process has reduced inventory time by more than 75%
Speaker: Jeff DiCiaccio, Director of Strategic Procurement, Harvard Medical School