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Videos

Gerry Weber Enhances Customer Experience Via RFID
This video from NXP Semiconductors offers a glimpse into how Gerry Weber utilizes RFID, as well as the benefits the retail chain gains, including an enhanced total customer experience from ensuring that products are on store shelves, and from simplifying the returns process.
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American Apparel Implements RFID
The largest U.S. clothing manufacturer, American Apparel, uses radio frequency identification to increase customer satisfaction and reduce costs. This video outlines how the company employs RFID at every step of its inventory-tracking process, from warehouse to tje point of sale.
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Lessons From the Field: Understanding RF Performance in a Retail Store Deployment
The success of an RFID implementation is dependent on two major factors: properly executing the use of any new RFID processes, and monitoring the RFID readers and tags to be certain that they can successfully function together. In this video, the University of Arkansas' RFID Research Center shares the results of a recently published white paper that studied how well a variety of retailers and suppliers have been able to maintain proper execution of RFID tasks and tagging.
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Marks & Spencer Expands RFID to All Its Stores
A pioneer in the use of radio frequency identification, Marks & Spencer is among the United Kingdom's leading retailers, with some 760 stores. In 2004, the company launched a major RFID effort, deploying a solution to tag and track some men's clothing items at several locations, and eventually expanding the deployment to 550 U.K. stores and additional types of apparel. The firm is rolling out the system throughout all of its store operations this year, with plans to have all of the new Gen 2 readers in place—and all of its apparel and home goods RFID-tagged—by spring 2014.
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Find the ROI in RFID
Return on investment is a critical issue when it comes to deploying any technology, RFID included. In this video, McLeod Williamson, Zebra Technologies' RFID business-development manager, discusses the ROI of deploying RFID, as well as the trends that Zebra is seeing when it comes to overall adoption in retail and other industries.
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Scaling Up: Best Practices for Chain-Wide Retail Deployments
Leading apparel retailers and department stores have declared that this is the time for RFID, and are increasingly building on successful RFID pilots and expanding their deployments to reap chain-wide benefits. How do retailers scale from a single handheld RFID reader to chain-wide inventory management and loss prevention? How do vertically integrated retailers incorporate RFID from source manufacturing and the supply chain through to the store? What do successful enterprise RFID deployments have in common? This video walks attendees through best practices from real-world retail deployments in North America and Europe, and addresses such practical issues as rollout planning, tagging strategy, making the business case for integrating inventory management and loss prevention, and integrating RFID data with existing back-end systems.
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The Business Case for RFID in Retail Apparel
RFID Journal has conducted extensive research to understand the business case for RFID in apparel retail, and to create metrics that companies in that sector can use to determine the likely return on investment they could achieve by employing the technology to manage store inventory. This video explains the data used and walks viewers through the financial model.
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C&A Expands RFID Usage to Track Inventory
Dutch clothing company C&A is expanding its RFID system from what was initially a trial involving five of its stores in Germany. Following a successful trial deployment of a UHF EPC RFID solution in 2012, the firm plans to employ EPC tags and readers to manage shipments of high-demand items to a total of 25 stores, and to use the technology to monitor inventory at each location. The system provides advance shipping notices as goods leave the factory bound for a specific store, as well as inventory data that tracks which products are in each store's back room and on the sales floor, which have been sold and, in some cases, what has passed through the doors of a particular location. Learn how the system ensures that "never out of stock" items (including women and children's underwear, men's and women's jeans, and men's suits, trousers and blazers) are always on the shelf.
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Supply Chain Applications for RFID
RFID technology can dramatically improve supply chain operations. This video covers outbound audits to ensure 100 percent shipping accuracy, receiving, electronic proof of delivery and other applications.
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Comprehensive Analysis of RFID Performance
Within Retail Stores: What Can a Retailer Expect?

The University of Arkansas' RFID Research Center has completed a detailed analysis of the EPC read environments of various retailers' stores. The study, comprising thousands of hours of exhaustive data capture and analysis of tagged items within actual retail store implementations, contains information regarding data-capture rates and the performance of the current generation of RFID technology. Hear the study's results, and learn about the process issues that retailers might need to address in order to achieve better EPC performance, including supplier source tagging, label attachment, returns, in-store tagging, store environment, tag performance, reader performance, scanning, associating RFID information and more.
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Scaling Up: Best Practices for Chain-Wide
Retail Deployments

Leading apparel retailers and department stores have declared that this is the time for RFID, and are increasingly building on successful RFID pilots and expanding their deployments to reap chain-wide benefits. How do retailers scale from a single handheld RFID reader to chain-wide inventory management and loss prevention? How do vertically integrated retailers incorporate RFID from source manufacturing and the supply chain through to the store? What do successful enterprise RFID deployments have in common? This video walks viewers through best practices from real-world retail deployments in North America and Europe, and addresses such practical issues as rollout planning, tagging strategy, making the business case for integrating inventory management and loss prevention, and integrating RFID data with existing back-end systems.
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Demonstration of Item-Level RFID in Retail
and Supply Chain Applications

At RFID Journal LIVE! 2013, University of Arkansas' RFID Research Center staff members demonstrated various retailer and supplier applications. The researchers showed how serialized data can be written to RFID transponders on items; how RFID can be used to alert workers when the wrong number of items, the wrong products or extra goods are picked; how suppliers can audit every shipment, investigating only those items with a problem; how cycle counts can be performed quickly and effectively, and can improve inventory accuracy by revealing items that have been stolen or misplaced; how retailers can quickly find a specific item; and how RFID can be used to reduce theft and identify stolen items.
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Item-Level Retail and Apparel Workshop:
Source Tagging and Serialization

This session will explain how to choose an appropriate Gen 2 EPC UHF tag, as well as the options for encoding it with serialized data. In addition, the speakers will discuss the pros and cons of the various options for tagging goods at the source, including using service bureaus.
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Item-Level Retail and Apparel Workshop:
Supply Chain Applications

RFID technology can dramatically improve supply chain operations. This session will cover outbound audits to ensure 100 percent shipping accuracy, receiving, electronic proof of delivery and other applications.
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Item-Level Retail and Apparel Workshop:
Core Store Operations

RFID technology can be used for daily cycle counts, replenishment, promotions management and other in-store applications. This session will cover best practices for using RFID to improve store operations. Find out where the big benefits are, from companies using RFID today.
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Item-Level Retail and Apparel Workshop:
Secondary Store Applications

In addition to the applications discussed in the previous session, RFID can also be used for loss prevention, to improve the customer shopping experience, reduce lines at the point of sale, manage returns and reverse logistics, and more. Hear the benefits that retailers can expect to achieve from these uses of the technology.
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Bloomingdale's Journey from RFID Concept to Rollout, Part 3
Since 2007, Roger Blazek has been a key visionary driving Bloomingdale's and Macy's expansion into RFID. With the support of Bloomingdale's senior management and with the assistance his Shortage Control team, he developed the strategy for the retailer's use of RFID, and ensured that the project met measurable goals. In this session, Blazek explains how he first recognized RFID's potential for retailers, developed a strategy that would support Bloomingdale's highly regarded brand, obtained senior management buy-in and managed an initial pilot and process change. Hear where RFID can deliver value for retailers, and the facts every company must know in order to deploy RFID technology successful.
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Bloomingdale's Journey from RFID Concept to Rollout, Part 2
Since 2007, Roger Blazek has been a key visionary driving Bloomingdale's and Macy's expansion into RFID. With the support of Bloomingdale's senior management and with the assistance his Shortage Control team, he developed the strategy for the retailer's use of RFID, and ensured that the project met measurable goals. In this session, Blazek explains how he first recognized RFID's potential for retailers, developed a strategy that would support Bloomingdale's highly regarded brand, obtained senior management buy-in and managed an initial pilot and process change. Hear where RFID can deliver value for retailers, and the facts every company must know in order to deploy RFID technology successful.
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Bloomingdale's Journey from RFID Concept to Rollout, Part 1
Since 2007, Roger Blazek has been a key visionary driving Bloomingdale's and Macy's expansion into RFID. With the support of Bloomingdale's senior management and with the assistance his Shortage Control team, he developed the strategy for the retailer's use of RFID, and ensured that the project met measurable goals. In this session, Blazek explains how he first recognized RFID's potential for retailers, developed a strategy that would support Bloomingdale's highly regarded brand, obtained senior management buy-in and managed an initial pilot and process change. Hear where RFID can deliver value for retailers, and the facts every company must know in order to deploy RFID technology successful.
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RFID Item-Level Solution Best Practices for Suppliers and Retailers
This webinar presents several radio frequency identification and item-level solutions that have been deployed, and discusses some of the most recognizable best practices for both brand suppliers and retailers in the market today. These solutions, with Xterprise's Clarity applications at their core, are being utilized within factories, distribution centers and retail stores, in order to drive transformational business results.
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Using EPCIS Data Sharing for Full Supply Chain Visibility
EPC Information Services (EPCIS) is a set of networking and data-sharing standards that offer companies the ability to share information not just about serial numbers read from RFID tags, but also regarding the context of those reads. This video explains how EPCIS can be employed to help realize benefits from RFID in the supply chain for a wide range of industries, including retail, and how EPCIS goes beyond just identifying and tracking assets, turning visibility into action by exchanging data with business partners.
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Fully Stocked Shoe Floor Lets Lord & Taylor Capture More Sales
At the retailer's flagship Fifth Avenue store in New York, thousands of different styles and colors of shoes are on display every day. Take a look at this just-released video to see how Lord & Taylor implemented an RFID solution to help it boost sales, improve customer experiences and gain market share.
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RFID: Getting Maximum Value From a Disruptive Technology
Since its introduction to retail more than a decade ago, RFID has been used in a variety of ways, from pallets and cases in the fast-moving consumer goods supply chain to individual apparel items. In all uses to date, the technology has been misunderstood and underutilized as simply "a super bar code." Only when companies begin recognizing and using RFID for what it truly is—a disruptive technology—will its full value be realized. In this video, Dr. Bill Hardgrave discusses the emergence and misapplication of RFID, and explores how it should be properly viewed and deployed.
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Patrizia Pepe Improves Supply Chain Visibility Via RFID
Patrizia Pepe, an Italian fashion brand of Tessilform S.p.A., has doubled the efficiency of the intake and shipping of its apparel as the garments are processed at the company's three distribution centers, while its tagged clothing can also be read at some stores by customers looking to learn more about the products. Following the RFID solution's installation at all three DCs, employees are now able to handle 380 to 400 items per hour. The RFID system has also increased accuracy, thereby ensuring that incorrect products are not shipped to retailers, and that out-of-stocks are less likely to occur due to inaccurate inventory counts. This video, filmed at RFID Journal LIVE! Europe—UK, explains how the company uses RFID at some stores to display product information, thereby encouraging sales.
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American Apparel Explains the Value of Item-Level RFID in Retail
The vertically integrated clothing manufacturer and retailer has been at the forefront of using RFID to track items within its stores. The firm attributes improved stock levels and store performance to the technology, and is realizing a return on investment on RFID-enabled stores within six months. This video, recorded at RFID Journal LIVE! Europe—Scandinavia, explains how this pioneering company is changing how retail stores operate, by using RFID for weekly inventory counts and daily cycle counts. Hear how the RFID system has decreased shrinkage, reduced out-of-stocks and increased sales and margins.
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Getting Started: Key Considerations for RFID
Pilots and Deployments

Retailers looking to pilot or deploy radio frequency identification should ask many questions, such as: What categories should be considered? How many items should be tagged in order to gain insight into a business case? How many stores must be included in a pilot or early deployment? Who tags items, and when does this take place? And what read points are required? This video explores the answers to these and many other questions pertaining to a successful pilot or early-stage deployment.
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Game-Changing Innovation, Low-Cost UHF Paper
Labels for the Retail Industry

TAGEOS' inlay-less paper labels are drastically reducing manufacturing costs, by removing the PET layer and using a patented, cutting-edge new antenna technology. This video explains the unique manufacturing process used by TAGEOS to produce high-quality and low-cost labels, including an anti-tampering feature that will specifically fit the retail and CPG industry segments, as well as ease adoption.
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The Business Case for RFID in Retail Apparel
RFID Journal has conducted extensive research to understand the business case for RFID in apparel retail, and to create metrics that companies in that sector can use to determine the likely return on investment that they could achieve by employing the technology to manage store inventory. In this video, Roberti explains the data used, walking attendees through the financial model.
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Chip-Based Serialization Strategies and Options
Zebra Technologies and Mid-South Marking Systems discuss various methods of item-level serialization for RFID tags using chip-based technology. The ability to guarantee the uniqueness of serialized items without relying on software is attractive to many users, including retail companies. Multiple methods have recently arisen—both chip-dependent solutions and strategies for the new Multi-Vendor Chip-Based Serialization (MCS) system. Learn what is available now, and what will be available in the near future.
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Case Study: Item-Level Tagging at Macy's
Macy's is RFID-enabling its stores by asking suppliers to apply passive UHF tags to replenishment items—products regularly stocked and automatically resupplied when sold to customers. The goods being tagged consist of size-intensive replenishment categories, such as men's and women's undergarments, men's slacks, denim apparel and women's shoes, accounting for approximately 30 percent of the retailer's sales. Learn how the solution is being used to reduce out-of-stocks on store shelves, and why the firm expects that the effort will lead to increased sales revenue.
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Impinj Speedway Antenna Hub Demonstration
This video provides an example of a smart shelving system powered by a single Speedway Revolution RFID reader and four Speedway Antenna Hubs. The Speedway Antenna Hubs enable a single 4-port Speedway Revolution R420 reader to control and manage up to 32 reader antennas. This smart-shelving example has 30 shelves displaying 30 unique items representing a real-world RFID deployment using RFID technology.
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Coolest Demo Contest Winner: Keonn Technologies
The winner of RFID Journal's inaugural Coolest Demo Contest was Keonn Technologies, a Spanish company that offers modular RFID products and solutions to systems integrators, including antennas, multiplexers, readers, smart shelves, loss-prevention systems, floor mats with integrated antennas, fitting room systems and more. This video shows the winning demo, which allows customers to try on items virtually, so they can choose which items they like best and then bring those garments to a fitting room.
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Intelligent Loss Prevention: Smart Surfaces for Retail
In this demo, filmed at RFID Journal LIVE! 2012, Alison Valiulis of Intelligent Loss Prevention demonstrates how the company's RFID system can detect the removal of specific items from shelves, as well as recognize the presence of objects brought into a fitting room, and then display product features on a touch screen, such as colors and sizes available.
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Best Practices for Retail Item-Level RFID Source-Tagging
and In-Store Solutions

In this webinar, Xterprise, the solutions provider whose Clarity software applications are behind American Apparel's and other large-scale deployments, shares how item-level source-to-POS business processes can be transformed with RFID, and showcases best practices for the technology's use within stores. The company also discusses how it has helped a major apparel-brand tag and audit shipments along its supply chain, to comply with retailer mandates.
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Moving the Industry Forward—The VICS Item-Level RFID Initiative
A coalition of industry groups, including retailers, manufacturers and other retail associations, teamed up to create the VICS Item Level RFID Initiative, in order to provide recommendations for EPC tagging at the item level, to be used by retailers and their suppliers. Members of the group are developing measurable value propositions for retailers, suppliers and other stakeholders, as well as standards-based guidelines and business practices for each use case to support industry rollout. In this session, recorded at RFID Journal LIVE! 2012, a panel comprising leading retailers discussed some of the research being conducted by VILRI, where retailers see benefits, and why there is interest in moving the industry forward together under the initiative.
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Comprehensive Analysis of RFID Performance in
Retail Stores: What Can a Retailer Expect?

The University of Arkansas' RFID Research Center has completed detailed analysis of the EPC read environments of multiple different retailers’ stores. The study, comprising thousands of hours of exhaustive data capture and analysis of tagged items in actual retail store implementations, contains information regarding data-capture rates and performance of the current generation of RFID technology. Process issues that retailers might address to achieve better EPC performance are quantified, including: supplier source tagging, label attachment, returns, in-store tagging, store environment, tag performance, reader performance, scanning, associating RFID information and more.
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The True State of RFID Adoption in Retail
Item-level tracking via RFID has garnered a tremendous amount of attention lately, as a growing number of high-profile retail brands commit to and deploy the technology. Despite the hype and continued deployments, however, it is difficult to determine what is really happening in the market. During this presentation, obtain up-to-date estimates and forecasts from VDC Research Group regarding the RFID item-level tracking market.
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Getting Started: Key Considerations For RFID
Pilots and Deployments

Retailers looking to pilot or deploy radio frequency identification should ask many questions, such as: What categories should be considered? How many items should be tagged in order to gain insight into a business case? How many stores must be included in a pilot or early deployment? Who tags items, and when does this take place? And what read points are required? In this session, the answers to these and many other questions pertaining to a successful pilot or early-stage deployment will be explored.
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How to Tag Items and Manage Tag Serialization for Suppliers
There are many things to consider when it comes to EPC-tagging individual items, including tag selection, location and attachment, as well as the serialization of tag IDs. This session will take attendees through the steps required to successfully tag items, and explain the different options for tagging and the fundamentals of managing serialized product identifiers. What's more, the speakers will cover the correct questions to ask retailer partners and tag providers, to ensure that you tag correctly and cost-effectively in order to get the most out of your EPC-tagging program.
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Tagging Individual Apparel Items: A Case Study
Jockey International has been working with retail partners for several years to create tagging strategies. Get advice about how to select tags, determine the right location for tag placement, and learn how to integrate RFID tagging with your manufacturing line without slowing it down, as well as how to manage serialized data and other issues that are critical for suppliers to understand.
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Update on the VICS Item Level RFID Initiative
The VICS Item Level RFID Initiative (VILRI) is an industry effort devoted to developing measurable value propositions for retailers, suppliers and other stakeholders, as well as standards-based guidelines and business practices for each use case to support industry rollout. A group of leading retailers, manufacturers, suppliers, industry associations, technology providers and academia will define a strategy for the phased introduction of this technology within the global supply chain. Hear about ILRI's progress to date, as well as planned efforts to enable the use of EPC RFID technologies to enhance efficiencies for all stakeholders.
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Where the Benefits Are for Suppliers
In January 2012, the University of Arkansas' RFID Research Center released the next phase of its supplier ROI project study. The study, involving seven of the highest-volume EPC-enabled retail apparel suppliers, specifically focused on areas of value, and offered significant findings regarding how RFID can help save money and improve efficiencies in supplier operations, particularly in the inbound-receiving, pick/pack and outbound-audit processes. RFID will have a broad long-term impact on retailer claims, shipment accuracy, ordering processes, data transfer and ASN, as well as many other fundamental aspects of the apparel supplier's relationship with the retailer. This study contains actual data that finally shows the magnitude of these changes as they occur.
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Getting Started: Key Considerations For Suppliers
As a supplier, you may have been asked (or likely soon will be) to tag items for one or more retailers. To satisfy retailer requirements and understand how RFID may provide a payback for a supplier, there are many questions to ask, such as: How do you get started? Where in the supply chain should items be tagged? How are tags affixed to merchandise? How are tags encoded with an Electronic Product Code? What read points are necessary within a manufacturing facility or distribution center to meet requirements and, more importantly, to generate payback on an investment? This session will explore these and many other questions pertaining to suppliers' use of radio frequency identification.
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Lord & Taylor, Jockey Discuss How They Utilize Item-Level RFID
Radio frequency identification technology is helping national retail chain Lord & Taylor to ensure that merchandise is available on its store shelves, and that products are restocked in a timely manner, thanks to inventory visibility provided by tags placed on footwear, as well as handheld readers used by store personnel. Jockey International has been working with retail partners for several years to create tagging strategies. In this webinar, representatives from the two companies discuss their perspectives regarding item-level RFID.
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Item-Level RFID: Where the Benefits Are for Suppliers
The University of Arkansas' RFID Research Center recently released the next phase of its supplier ROI project study. The study, involving seven of the highest-volume EPC-enabled retail apparel suppliers, specifically focused on areas of value, and offered significant findings regarding how radio frequency identification can help save money and improve efficiencies in supplier operations, particularly in the inbound-receiving, pick/pack and outbound-audit processes. RFID will have a broad, long-term impact on retailer claims, shipment accuracy, ordering processes, data transfer and advance shipping notices (ASNs), as well as many other fundamental aspects of an apparel supplier's relationship with retailers. This study contains actual data showing the magnitude of these changes as they occur.
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Calculating the ROI for RFID in Retail Apparel
RFID Journal has conducted extensive research in order to understand the business case for radio frequency identification in apparel retail, and to create metrics that companies in that sector can use to determine the likely return on investment (ROI) they could achieve by employing the technology to manage store inventory. This webinar explains the data used, and walks attendees through the financial model.
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RFID in Fashion: The State of Adoption
In this 45-minute presentation, recorded at LOGyCA's RFID in Apparel and Textiles event in Medellín, Colombia, RFID Journal's Mark Roberti explains why radio frequency identification is catching on in retail and apparel as a way to track individual items, and updates attendees regarding major RFID projects worldwide in the retail and apparel sectors.
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Simplifying RFID in Retail Through Cloud Computing
and Innovative Applications

Studies have shown that radio frequency identification can deliver huge benefits for retailers, particularly in apparel, jewelry, electronics and other sectors with complex stock-keeping units (SKUs). As with any new technologies, leading adopters faced challenges. In this case, the challenges involved serialization of product data across multiple manufacturing locations, management and sharing of information across an enterprise to ensure that data is used to drive real business benefits, and deployment of RFID applications that can both scale and remain flexible enough for individual stores to leverage them in a way suitable to their needs. This webinar explains how each obstacle can be overcome.
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An Update on RFID in Retail and the VICS Item Level RFID Initiative
During this free RFID Journal webinar, recorded on Oct. 12, 2011, industry leaders briefed the retail community regarding the initiative's latest developments. This seminar covered the most recent rollouts by VILRI's members, as well as the benefits that retailers and brand users of item-level RFID technology experience. It also included a primer about VILRI's organizational approach, and outlined the organization's plans for growth.
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VICS Item Level RFID Initiative: An Update on the New Business Model
In this webinar, hosted by RFID Journal, industry leaders briefed the RFID community on plans to begin phase II of the VICS Item Level RFID Initiative. Presenters explained why VILRI is shifting to a new model, the sponsorship opportunities available and VILRI's plans for a more aggressive outreach.
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Moving the Industry Forward: The VICS Item Level RFID Initiative
In this session, recorded at RFID Journal LIVE! 2011, a panel comprising leading retailers supporting the VICS Item Level RFID Initiative discusses some of the research done under the initiative, where retailers see benefits, and why there is interest in moving the industry forward together under the initiative.
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Update on the Item-Level RFID Initiative
In this session, presented at RFID Journal LIVE! 2011, GS1 US' Patrick Javick provides an update on the work of the Item-Level RFID Initiative (ILRI), as well as on planned efforts to enable the use of EPC RFID technologies to enhance efficiencies for all stakeholders.
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Apparel Source-Tagging Study: Comprehensive Use Cases
Radio frequency identification has moved beyond retailer studies focused on in-store perpetual inventory, and has now spread to extensive supplier source tagging. The University of Arkansas recently concluded a six-month supplier use-case investigation aimed at listing the potential tactical and strategic upstream benefits of using RFID for apparel source tagging. The results of that study, as well as insights into the next phase of the project, were presented at RFID Journal LIVE! 2011.
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RFID and Privacy: What You Need to Tell Your Customers and the Media
Having a communication strategy in place is key for retailers and apparel manufacturers to consider as they move to item-level tagging. RFID technologies are different from other supply chain applications, in that the most successful deployments include a communications strategy that both addresses public privacy concerns and fits into your brand-marketing plans. This interactive discussion provides audience members with strategies and tactics to consider in advance of the attention and questions they will inevitably receive from customers and the media regarding RFID and privacy.
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GS1 US RFID Apparel Demo: Manufacturing Station
In this live demonstration, recorded on the show floor at RFID Journal LIVE! 2011, Avery Dennison RFID, Argo Wireless and Zebra Technologies show how labels with embedded EPC Gen 2 RFID tags can be printed and encoded with unique serial numbers, and be applied to individual items of clothing. This demo video shows how readers at a packing station can verify that the proper items and quantities were picked before the goods were shipped to a distribution center.
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GS1 US RFID Apparel Demo: Distribution Station
In this demonstration, conducted live on the show floor at RFID Journal LIVE! 2011, Tagsys illustrates how a shipment from manufacturing can be received into inventory at a distribution center, using either a tunnel or handheld reader. The firm also shows how its Fashion Inventory Tracking System can be used to pick an order, verify its accuracy and create an advance shipping notice. In addition, Avery Dennison RFID shows how the mobile system can be utilized to re-tag a product if tags have been lost. Items are read by an Impinj portal before being shipped to a store.
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GS1 US RFID Apparel Demo: Retail Store Station
In this demonstration, conducted live on the show floor at RFID Journal LIVE! 2011, Avery Dennison RFID and its partner, Tyco Retail Solutions, show how goods are received automatically into inventory as they arrive at the back of a store, as well as after being checked against an advance shipping notice, and how the system can alert staff members when items need to be replenished immediately. The companies also demonstrate how RFID improves many tasks commonly performed by employees, such as cycle counting. In addition, Seeonic demonstrates how its intelligent shelf unit alerts employees to potential out-of-stock situations.
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Using RFID to Conduct Inventory in an Apparel Store
On Sept. 30, 2010, RFID Journal visited a store in Fidenza, Italy, where the University of Parma's RFID Lab has been conducting a trial to determine RFID's impact on inventory accuracy and replenishment within an apparel store. In this video, researcher Rossano Vitulli demonstrates how an employee can take inventory using a fixed RFID interrogator adapted to work as a mobile reader. This edited video shows that he was able to inventory more than 2,000 items in less than 15 minutes.
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