General Sessions

7 November, 2018

General Sessions

8:15 - Coffee in Exhibit Hall

8:45 - Opening Remarks Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal

Manufacturer Uses RTLS, Drones and RFID to Manage Warehouse Inventory
A multinational automotive corporation is using RFID technology to perform automated inventory counts within warehouses, including third-party locations, for empties (pallet structures, racks or containers that hold manufactured parts, but without having those parts in the unit). The RFID-enabled technology, in combination with an autonomous flying drone, has enabled the firm to use an alternative to fixed RFID gates at the warehouse entrance, thereby bringing greater accuracy to inventory counts. Learn how the deployment is providing a consistent and accurate permanent inventory count, as well as cost savings.

Best Practices for Tracking Assets with RFID
St. James's Hospital (SJH), a 60-acre medical campus with 1,085 beds and more than 4,500 employees, located in Dublin, Ireland, is using GS1 EPC RFID technology to track the location and identification of people and assets on their journey through the hospital. The presenter will share how they decided on an RFID solution and the results of their trial project. Learn how SJH has successfully introduced RFID technology as a means of tracking and tracing all entities throughout the hospital campus, thereby improving patient care and efficiency based on the collected data.
Speaker: Greg Magrane, Project Manager, St. James's Hospital

Innovating to Better Serve Customer Needs: RFID Takes Flight at Heathrow Airport
Heathrow Airport, one of the world's busiest airports, handles 78 million passengers annually, along with a massive volume of luggage. Passengers often need trolleys to move their bags around the facility. Last year, Heathrow's innovation team began exploring ways to ensure there would always be a trolley available when a passenger needed one. Learn how the team worked with the airport's trolley operations team to design and test an RFID system with that goal in mind. Find out the results of the pilot, as well as how the innovation team is developing an airport-wide solution, and discover best practices for deploying RFID projects that serve customers' needs.

Speaker: Ben Wagenaar, Innovation Technologist, Heathrow Airport

11:00 - Networking Break in Exhibit Hall

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