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Why Attend RFID in Aerospace and Defense

We know your time is valuable and you expect to come away with insightful, practical learnings and ideas that will drive real business benefits for your company when you attend an event. We survey our readers to learn the questions, topics, business challenges and goals across the aerospace and defense sectors. That's why we are confident we’ve created a unique and comprehensive conference agenda that will deliver real business benefits.

By attending this year's event, you will help your company to:

Achieve hard dollar savings: All attendees will leave the conference with insights about how RFID can be used to cut costs, improve efficiencies and reduce manufacturing and shipping errors. The benefits could be worth tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars a year to your organization.

Avoid costly mistakes: RFID is still a relatively new technology. Determining the right technology to use and the right vendors to partner with can be a challenge. This conference will show you what worked for other aerospace and defense companies, enabling you to avoid common pitfalls. Learn best practices: Only RFID Journal is able to attract top-name end users of RFID technologies willing to share their best practices. That means you avoid wasting time and money on a trial and error approach and begin with a deployment strategy that will work.

Invest your money wisely: There are plenty of RFID solutions that appear impressive but either don’t work or are technological dead ends. Learn which technologies represent the wisest investments over the long term for aerospace and defense companies.

Solve real business problems: RFID Journal understands the problems aerospace and defense companies are dealing with and we recruit objective speakers who can explain how they solved particular business issues, enabling you to learn what works and what doesn’t.

Be a leader: RFID is going to be a critical technology in aerospace and defense in the years to come. Understanding adoption trends and how RFID can bring incremental as well as transformational changes to your organization will make you a key contributor and enhance your value to your organization.

Who Should Attend

Among those who will benefit from attending RFID in Aerospace and Defense are:

Senior executives: It's critical that senior executives with operational responsibilities understand both the cost of RFID systems and the many benefits the technology can provide, so they can prioritize projects and ensure successful deployments. This event is an opportunity for busy managers to get up to speed on these issues quickly.

Supply-chain professionals: One of the greatest benefits of using RFID technologies is that it can help to improve supply-chain efficiencies. Many companies tagging for the U.S. Department of Defense, as well as aerospace firms, are not taking advantage of the technology internally. This event will reveal how they can do that.

Plant managers: RFID technology is ideal for tracking work-in-process, parts, parts bins and tools. Plant managers attending RFID in Aerospace and Defense will learn how to deploy a cost-effective system that meets all of their needs, both now and in the long term.

Financial executives: It's important to manage the investment in an RFID system and find cost-effective solutions, to achieve a return on investment from any deployment. Financial managers will benefit from hearing about the costs as well as the benefits of RFID technologies.

IT professionals: Information technology is a critical component of any RFID system, and this event will educate professionals in the IT department about how they can integrate RFID into existing back-end systems.

Compliance officers: RFID technology allows companies to capture information—automatically and often with no human involvement—about what's happening in the real world, so it is the perfect tool for ensuring your company complies with all government regulations and customer requirements. We offer special group discounts, which makes sending several people affordable.

How To Justify Your Participation

Here are some ways in which you can justify your participation in—and quantify your ROI from—attending RFID in Aerospace and Defense 2018

  1. Create a list of priorities for the event that will help define your purpose for attending, as well as your return on your investment. For example: "Learn how RFID can help us boost asset utilization rates, track work-in-process or manage inventory."
  2. Identify your most pressing organizational issues, or new technologies and projects that could lower costs or deliver additional business value. Many aerospace and defense companies are keen, for example, to take advantage of tags placed on goods for customers to lower internal costs.
  3. Use our template to send a formal letter to your manager, outlining the cost and potential benefits of attending the event.
  4. Meet with your manager face to face to reinforce the ROI you expect to receive, against the list of priorities you've identified.
  5. List the specific sessions relevant to the hot-button issues of top management, as well as your organization's overall goals.
  6. Outline for your manager the specific on-site vendors you intend to evaluate to understand their potential to help address the priorities listed above.
  7. List other aerospace and defense companies sending peers to the event.
  8. Be sure to take notes and record the key takeaways on-site while the experience is fresh in your mind—that will make it much easier to document the ROI post-event.
  9. As part of your justification for attending, offer to brief others regarding what you learn upon returning.
  10. After the event, you will be able to download most or all of the presentations and watch video recordings of the presentations. Offer to share these with your boss and co-workers.

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