|Tuesday, October 22, 2002
7:00 Registration, Continental Breakfast
George Gilfoil, Managing Director, CB Conferences
Chairperson - Steve Halliday, President, High Tech Aid
8:30 Automatic Identification & The Supply
Chain: Will Smart Label Technology Provide The Solution
Hill, Principal, eSYNC International, will critically evaluate the
operational benefits and challenges that confront the use of RF-based smart
label technology in supply chain management. As the basis of his
discussion, John will outline the history of automatic identification
requirements and solutions as experienced in the railcar, automotive, grocery
and retail industries. Using this historical background as a baseline,
he will analyze today's supply chain requirements, benefits, hurdles and costs
that will impact the future of smart label technology as a solution for
improved supply chain systems.
Smart Label RF Standards
President, High Tech Aid, will discuss smart label RF standards, where they
are today, what new standards are being evaluated and/or under consideration
as well as discuss relevant regulatory issues that might impact the use of
smart labels. His analysis will include frequencies at or below 135 kHz,
13.56 MHz, 860-935 MHz and 2.45 GHz with details of the operating
features/application requirements for application categories.
10:45 The Common Ground For Successful Smart Label
Katja Kienzl, Manager Segment Marketing, Tags
& Labels, Philips Semiconductors
will analyze the key criteria for successful smart label installations.
She will review a variety of current smart label applications in manufacturing
and logistics niches, including automotive, retail and supply chain, to
evaluate their present benefits and future potentials. By doing so, Katja will
develop a format that end users may use to make the best choice of smart
labels and project management team to ensure long-term success with this
11:30 Smart Labels: How to Deliver the Right Part
to the Right Place in the Right Time
Coyle, VP Business Development, Matrics, Inc. will detail how the use of smart
labels in the distribution and movement of goods has the capability of
transforming these processes from manual to 'people-free'. He will
trace the difficulties that RFID has experienced to meet end user requirements
and will show how new UHF RFID systems are now able to satisfy industry
automatic ID requirements.
1:30 Using Smart Labels in the Supply Chain
Allen, eMarketing Manager, Texas Instruments, RFID Systems will use several
pilot programs and operational installations as examples of successful smart
label applications in the supply chain. He will show how RFID is used to
track items in the manufacturing through the distribution channels and into
retail store environments. These examples will be in retail apparel,
automotive parts manufacturing and logistics management.
Labels Used for Inventory Tracking and Billing of Surgical Components
Thomas, Marketing Manager, Escort Memory System, will review the use of smart labels in conditions that go well beyond the office
and retail environments. Actual case studies will be examined in which
RF smart labels are key elements in extreme manufacturing processes.
Industries include electronics and building materials.
3:30 The use of Smart
Labels in Automotive Manufacturing and Logistics
Larry Graham, Manager of Manufacturing Technology,
General Motors will present an overview of the use of smart labels in
automotive manufacturing and logistics. He will describe where
this technology may best be used and evaluate the potential benefits.
Larry will discuss smart label characteristics that the automotive industry
requires, especially to economically integrate into legacy
information systems currently used in manufacturing and logistics. The
need for open global standards will be reviewed also.
4:15 RFID Evolution in the Retail Supply Chain
David Shoemaker, Vice President, New Business
Development, Checkpoint Systems will describe how RFID will impact
drugstore, supermarket and apparel retail industry niches. As a basis
for his discussion, he will describe the Checkpoint smart label system used in
libraries to automate inventory control and self-check in & out.
Dave will then describe designs of the future for retail stores, including
drugstores, supermarkets and apparel shops, that will use smart label based
systems for total inventory control at the shelf level as well as for loyalty
5:00 Using Low Cost Etched Aluminum Antennas for Smart
Label Inlets and Their Use for Passenger Tracking at Airports and Document
Tracking in Hospitals
Dr. Lukas Geiges, President/CEO, Lucatron Pacific, will
describe the design and production process of aluminum inlets including a
comparison of aluminum vs copper for the chip-mounting process. He will
discuss applications using aluminum antennas for passenger tracking at Zurich
Airport and document tracking at hospitals.
5:45 Wine & Cheese