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Industry Tracks

Industry Tracks

Below are the conference tracks for RFID Journal LIVE! 2022. Click on the conference track name to see the sessions in that track. We will be confirming speakers and updating the agenda continually, so check back regularly, or sign up for conference updates.

Retail and Apparel (Tuesday, May 17, Wednesday, May 18 and Thursday, May 19)
Retail and Apparel companies are employing RFID/IoT to improve in-store inventory visibility and accuracy. Many have moved on to enabling buy online, pickup in store (BOPIS), ship from store, automated checkout and other customer-facing applications. This track will focus on highlighting companies in the retail and apparel sector sharing their case studies of successful deployments.
Manufacturing (Wednesday, May 18 and Thursday, May 19)
Manufacturing companies are employing RFID and IoT technologies to achieve major benefits, both in their supply chains and in their factory operations. This track will focus on real world case studies by companies that have used RFID and IoT to cut costs and boost efficiencies by tracking tools, material, work-in-process, finished inventory and more.
Supply Chain and Logistics (Wednesday, May 18 and Thursday, May 19) 
RFID and IoT sensor technologies are improving operational efficiencies in logistics. Learn how companies are improving pick accuracy and auditing all outbound shipments to ensure the right items are delivered. Hear how firms are using RFID and IoT technologies to manage reusable containers, monitor the condition of perishables and achieve substantial cost savings.
Health Care/Pharmaceuticals (Wednesday, May 18 and Thursday, May 19)
In the health-care field, hospitals and other medical facilities are employing RFID and IoT technologies to improve patient safety, increase asset utilization with real-time tracking, boost revenue with automated billing and reduce the incidence of medical errors using track-and-match applications. In this track, learn how RFID and the Internet of Things are enabling health care providers to track assets, do contact tracing, manage drugs, manage inventory of implantables and consumables and much more.
RFID in the Food Chain (Tuesday, May 17) 
From sensors that measure and report on soil conditions to unique identifiers of harvests and meat products, RFID and IoT technologies have the potential to dramatically improve the way we produce, ship and store food products. This track will focus on case studies by companies across the food chain that are using RFID and IoT technology to cut costs, improve safety and enhance efficiencies.
Defense and Aerospace (Wednesday, May 18) 
Boeing and Airbus are requiring that RFID tags be applied to airplane parts and shipments. This follows the U.S. Department of Defense’s long-standing policy to use RFID to track shipments of most of the goods it purchases. Other aerospace and defense companies are using RFID and IoT technologies to cut costs and streamline business processes. Hear the latest case studies.

Automotive  (Wednesday, May 19) 
RFID and IoT solutions are being deployed throughout the automotive industry for many different applications, including tracking parts bins, work-in-process, tools more. RFID and wireless sensors are also being added to the final product to improve diagnostics and maintenance. In this track, companies will share their successes with deploying RFID and IoT technologies.

Energy and Construction (Wednesday, May 18) 
RFID and IoT technologies are being used in the energy and construction industries for many purposes, such as managing the location and security of products, and improving the efficiency of inspections at construction sites. Learn how companies in these industries are using these tools to increase efficiency in their businesses.

Technical and How-To Tracks

RFID and IoT for Inventory and Warehouse Management (Tuesday, May 17)
In this track, learn how to benefit from deploying radio frequency identification within your warehouse by managing your inventory and coordinating your supply chain. Hear real-world case studies explaining the tangible business benefits of how RFID and IoT can help your organization improve visibility regarding product movements and related transactions, as well as increase efficiencies, lower labor costs, optimize inventory levels, track assets and differentiate your logistic service, in order to gain a competitive advantage.
Technical Workshop: How to Integrate RFID into a Manufacturing Line (Tuesday, May 17) 
By integrating RFID technology into a new or existing manufacturing or packaging line, companies can better track work-in-process, meet customer tagging requirements and help improve visibility and traceability of finished goods. This technical track addresses the critical issues that manufacturers need to be aware of as they deploy RFID on their production lines.
Internet of Things (Wednesday, May 18 and Thursday, May 19)
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a broad term used to cover technologies that give network connectivity to everyday objects, from wearable computers to common products. How will companies benefit from IoT technologies? What strategies should companies use to take advantage of the Internet of Things, and which technologies will dominate the IoT? This track will answer these and many other questions.
Emerging Technologies (Wednesday, May 18)
RFID and IoT are part of the broader automatic identification data capture market. New technologies are constantly emerging to help companies address their data-capture needs. This track will highlight new technologies or innovations in existing technologies that can address real business issues.

The Fundamentals of RFID (Tuesday, May 17) 
If you are just getting up to speed on RFID, this introduction to the fundamentals of the technology will give you the foundation you need to understand the various types of RFID technologies, their strengths and limitations, and the IT infrastructure required to get value out of an RFID system. The goal of this track is to provide the knowledge you need to be able to evaluate potential solution providers.

RFID and Blockchain (Thursday, May 19)
The continued development of blockchain technology has enabled businesses to conduct secure transactions. Many businesses are already seeing benefits by using blockchain technology combined with RFID, and are prepared to share their insights about those benefits, as well as the implementation issues they needed to address before achieving them.

Innovation (Thursday, May 19)
This track will feature case studies of new and innovative uses of RFID and IoT technologies in a variety of industries. Stay ahead of products and applications that are changing the way in which companies do business, and be the first to see cutting-edge research from labs around the world.

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