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Event Info: May 9-11 RFID JOURNAL LIVE!

RFID JOURNAL LIVE! will be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, for the 21st time this year starting on Tuesday, May 9, to introduce various solutions centered on RFID technology.
The event is organized by RFID Journal, a media outlet that provides news and information on RFID technology and related topics. In addition to the three keynote sessions, there will be conference sessions from more than 150 solution providers and exhibits from over 80 companies.
The 18th annual RFID Journal Awards will be presented on the final day.

Although not a large event by any means, there will be many case studies in addition to a variety of solutions based on RFID technology, and the ability to talk directly with manufacturers and solution providers on the exhibition floor is a major benefit.

This year’s keynote will be held on the evening of the first day of the event and will consist of the following three sessions:

  • “McDonald’s Uses RFID to Improve Visibility and Operational Efficiency” panel, moderated by Dr. Bill Hardgrave, president of The University of Memphis. Panelists include Bob Vasilisin Jr., director of field supply chain, and Sue Fangmann, director of U.S. supply chain, from McDonald’s Corp., Guilda Javaheri, chief technology officer for its chief supplier, Golden State Foods, and Justin Patton, director of Auburn University’s RFID Lab.
  • “UPS Improves Productivity with RFID”, the 2023 RFID Journal Awards finalist session in the category of Best Use of RFID/IoT in a Product or Service.
  • The RFID Journal Awards finalist session in the Supply Chain and Logistics category, “Digital Transformation Revolution: Lockheed Martin Leads the Way”, presented by Corey Cook, the chief of Lockheed Martin Advanced Technologies Concepts for logistics and sustainment at RMS Orlando.

How quick service restaurant market leader McDonalds uses RFID to Improve Visibility and Operational Efficiency, featuring McDonald’s supply chain directors and one of their top suppliers, Golden State Foods, chief technology officer.

UPS, a global leader in logistics and delivery services, is currently deploying their Smart Package, Smart Facility (SPSF) initiative into 100 buildings in its network. Learn how UPS is enhancing customer experience while improving productivity by eliminating millions of manual scans every day.

Past RFID Journal Award-winning company, Lockheed Martin will present a keynote session about the latest developments coming out of the rotary and mission systems division including integration with autonomous systems, augmented reality, holographic visualization, and self-sensing platforms.

Conference sessions will be held in parallel over three days, divided into several tracks:

  • Day 1:
    • THE FUNDAMENTALS OF RFID: BASICS AND MORE — South East Technical University
    • RFID IN RETAIL: WHAT’S THE NEXT BUSINESS DRIVERS? — Collaboration LLC, University of Memphis, Elverston Consulting, Auburn University, GS1 US, RFID Sherpas
    • HOW TO INEGRATE RFID INTO A MANUFACTURING LINE — STMicro Electronics, University of Memphis
    • KEYNOTES — McDonald’s, UPS, Lockheed Martin
  • Day 2:
    • RETAIL AND APPAREL — Walmart, Stadium, Lojas Renner, University of Parma
    • HEALTH CARE / PHARMA — Zebra Technologies, Genixus, Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, Avon and Somerset Police
    • MANUFACTURING — Polaris Automation, Michelin, BASE SYSTEMS, IoP Journal, University of South Florida
    • RFID IN THE FOOD CHAIN — GS1 US, Zebra Technologies,
    • SUPPY CHAIN / LOGISTICS — Tosca, Halden Kommune, Correios Brazil, Zugang Technology Connections
  • Day 3
    • RETAIL AND APPAREL — Walmart, C&A
    • SUPPLY CHAIN / LOGISTICS — Wiliot, Wernher von Braun Advanced Research Center
    • HEALTH CARE / PHARMA — , Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust, PervasID, SpotSee