Here’s why you won’t want to miss the RFID in Retail how-to track at this year’s RFID Journal LIVE! conference and exhibition.
March 31, 2023
RFID Journal LIVE! 2023 will feature end-user companies discussing RFID’s use in various industries, as well as exhibitors offering tagging solutions for multiple applications. To learn more, visit the event’s website.
RFID Journal LIVE! 2023 is six weeks away, and this year’s event will feature one of the strongest speaker lineups in years (see Registration Now Open for LIVE! 2023). “RFID in Retail: What Are the Next Business Drivers for RFID Beyond Inventory Accuracy?” will be in-depth, one-day track to help suppliers choose a tag provider and ensure their tags meet retailer performance requirements, are encoded properly, and have the proper information printed on the tag or label.
Topics will include RFID future business-driving applications, RFID for omnichannel, asset protection, claims elimination, upstream supply chain, RFID data-capture future, RFID for customer-facing applications and more. Here’s what you can discover by attending the RFID in Retail how-to track. (Click here to view the full conference track.)
Overview of RFID Future Business-Driving Applications
Many retailers are requiring suppliers to tag individual items with RFID transponders. This enables the retailers to track the location of items and replenish shelves, ship from store, and execute “buy online, pickup in store” strategies. This expert panel will update the current state of adoption and the future of RFID in retail, which will likely mean more demands on suppliers.
Panelists: Bill Hardgrave, President, University of Memphis; Brand Elverston, Founder and Principal, Elverston Consulting; Jonathan Gregory, Director of Community Engagement, Apparel and General Merchandise, GS1 US; JP Kamel, Managing Director, RFID Sherpas; Justin Patton, Director, RFID Lab, Auburn University; Moderator: Michael Graen, Owner, Collaboration LLC
RFID for Asset Protection
For decades RFID has been used by retailers to track inventory throughout the supply chain with the ultimate goal of improving in-stock. With the increasingly dynamic risk to inventory loss, RFID technology affords a compelling value proposition and unprecedented item-specific visibility. In this session, learn from a retail industry veteran how the technology can be used to provide inventory visibility from manufacturer to the customer’s cart, and how it provide critical insights to loss opportunities.
Speaker: Brand Elverston, Founder and Principal, Elverston Consulting
Solve the Pain of Claims Compliance with RFID
While many benefits relating to inventory visibility have been realized with store-level use of EPC RFID, there remains untapped potential benefits in leveraging EPC RFID for the purpose of aiding in supply chain visibility to support claims compliance and reconciliation, which constitutes an annual industry cost in the tens of billions. Learn about recently developed industry norms to leverage source RFID tagging for claims compliance. Gain an understanding about data-collection challenges and solution approaches to facilitate claims compliance.
Speaker: Jonathan Gregory, Director of Community Engagement, Apparel and General Merchandise, GS1 US
Thank You. Next?
You have your retail RFID program up and running and it has been a smashing success so far. But what should you focus on next? In this session, hear an industry expert outline the next steps in keeping your current program operating smoothly, as well as how to plan for the future.
Speaker: JP Kamel, Managing Director, RFID Sherpas