Home / Knowledge / News / Information Technology / Mr Livingston to present keynote address at the RFID in Fashion
Mr Livingston to present keynote address at the RFID in Fashion
12
Jun '09
RFID Journal and the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) have announced that Zander Livingston, American Apparel's director of RFID, will present the opening keynote address at the fourth annual RFID in Fashion conference and exhibition, being held on Aug. 12-13 at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.

American Apparel has been a pioneer in deploying RFID technology at its stores and in its supply chain (see American Apparel Makes a Bold Fashion Statement With RFID and American Apparel Expands RFID to Additional Stores). At its RFID-enabled stores, the retailer has improved inventory accuracy to 98 percent, while also increasing sales by nearly 15 percent. At RFID in Fashion, Livingston will explain how and where the technology is being used by his company, and how it is providing a return on the firm's investment.

"American Apparel and Zander Livingston are proving that RFID can deliver huge benefits to apparel retailers and suppliers," says Mark Roberti, RFID Journal's founder and editor. "We're very excited to have Zander present, because other retailers will want to follow American Apparel's lead."

RFID in Fashion 2009 will reveal how retailers can deploy radio frequency identification to improve inventory accuracy, reduce shrinkage and increase sales. The event will feature objective case studies presented by apparel, footwear and accessory retailers and suppliers that have deployed the technology in their operations. Attendees will learn how these companies are using RFID to:

• Improve in-store inventory accuracy from 65 percent to 98 percent
• Decrease the time required to take inventory in stores by 75 percent
• Reduce the time needed to receive goods into inventory by 85 percent
• Lower labor costs associated with markdowns by 50 percent
• Increase sales by as much as 15 percent

"RFID in Fashion is a unique event," Livingston says, "in that it focuses on the issues related to deploying RFID in our industry. I attended when American Apparel was first exploring the potential benefits of RFID, and I found it extremely informative."

The conference is being co-produced by RFID Journal and the AAFA, and is supported by the Vendor Compliance Federation and the Trade Promotion Management Associates. Avery Dennison will be the event's cornerstone sponsor.

RFID in Fashion 2009 will feature a special Leadership Forum, in which a select group of apparel retailers will discuss issues related to the adoption of RFID technologies in the retail sector.

RFID in Fashion 2009


Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 20th Sep 2017

India needs to double cotton farmers’ income: top official

India needs to double the income of cotton farmers and non-farmers...

Textiles | On 20th Sep 2017

Pakistan seeks more JVs with China: textile minister

The Pakistani Government wants to forge more joint ventures (JVs)...

Apparel/Garments | On 20th Sep 2017

Egypt’s garment exports touch $941 million in 8 months

Egypt's garment exports touched $941 million in the first eight...

Interviews View All

Shawn Honeycutt
Bolger & O'Hearn

‘The Indian market is interesting and rather persistent in seeking new...

Spokesperson
Hugo Boss

'Hugo Boss works with carefully selected sourcing partners'

Amit Jain
Shingora Textiles Ltd

‘In terms of fabric, the fastest growing category for us is a blend of...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Akta Adani
India Boulevard

India Boulevard is a San Francisco-based curated fashion marketplace that...

Vaanee Bhatia
Gritstones Clothing

<div>Delhi-based Gritstones Clothing offers quality and exemplary style...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

September 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
74.5%
No
12.8%
Skip
12.8%

Total Votes: 47

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
61.7%
No
25.5%
Skip
12.8%

Total Votes: 47

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.2%
No
6.4%
Skip
6.4%

Total Votes: 47

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
70.2%
No
10.6%
Skip
19.1%

Total Votes: 47


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search