RFID Journal announced that key leaders from the retail and apparel sectors will discuss the benefits that they are achieving from using radio frequency identification technology, at this year’s RFID Journal LIVE! conference and exhibition, which will be held on May 3-5, at theOrange County Convention Center, located in Orlando, Fla. The event will provide an opportunity for retail and apparel companies to hear first-hand about the most important deployments in these sectors, and to find the solutions that meet their business needs.
Retail and apparel companies have been among the early adopters of RFID technologies, both internally and within their shared supply chains. End users of Radio-Frequency Identification will be featured in a Retail/Apparel track, as well as in an Item-Level Retail and Apparel Workshop—a preconference seminar explaining how to deploy Radio-Frequency Identification at stores, warehouses and manufacturing facilities, and how to achieve real-world benefits.
Among the sessions to be featured at LIVE! 2016 will be:
Keynote Address: Radio-Frequency Identification Drives Customer Experience and Improves Inventory Accuracy at Lululemon
Speaker: Jonathan Aitken, Program Director for RFID, lululemon athletica
Workshop Panel: Supplier Use Cases—Where the Benefits of Item-Level Radio-Frequency Identification Are
Panelist: Stacey Shulman, VP of Global Technology, Levi Strauss & Co.
Workshop Panel: Retailer Use Cases—Where the Benefits of Item-Level Radio-Frequency Identification Are
Panelists: Richard Jenkins, Head of RFID Strategic Development, Marks & Spencer;
Pam Sweeney, Senior VP of Logistics, Macy’s
Herman Kay Uses Radio-Frequency Identification to Track and Improve Garment Production
Speaker: Richard Haig, CIO/CTO, Herman Kay Co.
Sport Zone Uses RFID for Higher Stock Accuracy
Speaker: Miguel Teles, Head of Supply Chain and E-Commerce, Sport Zone
Decathlon Uses Radio-Frequency Identification to Increase Sales and Reduce Shrinkage
Speaker: Jean-Marc Lieby, RFID Project Leader, Decathlon
This year’s event will feature four industry tracks covering aerospace and defense, retail and apparel, health care and pharmaceuticals, and manufacturing. Other tracks will cover the use of Radio-Frequency Identification for supply chain and logistics operations, and for payments and authentication; the technology and infrastructure required for Radio-Frequency Identification data collection; and innovative uses of Radio-Frequency Identification.
LIVE! 2016 will also feature seven in-depth preconference seminars and workshops, four post-conference seminars, fast-track training provided by RFID4U, RFID Professional Institute certification, the Radio-Frequency IdentificationJournal Awards and three co-located events (IEEE RFID 2016, the Internet of Things Conference and the Last Mile Consortia Forum). What’s more, the event will offer exhibits and demonstrations conducted by the industry’s leading technology firms.