In this webinar, landmark research was presented on the most detailed data ever released publicly on the impact of RFID technology. Working with data supplied by Macy’s, the research findings aid both retailers and vendors in understanding the benefits associated with RFID by presenting use cases that illustrate both qualitative and quantitative benefits, as well as introducing new data applications that considers RFID and other retail data sets to produce new and unique insights.
Platt Retail Institute Director and Research Fellow Steven Keith Platt presented along with A. T. Kearney’s Principal Retail Strategist Manik Aryapadi. They took turns discussing different aspects of RFID and how to best implement gross unit variance, how to maximize inventory accuracy and how to approach single unit fulfillment. As you will see below, the visual part of the webinar recording was one of many things interrupted by the recent Amazon outage as they were the third-party content storage service involved.
Speaker Bios: Manik Aryapadi is the principal strategist in A. T. Kearney’s Retail practice with experience in Digital Transformation and Strategic Operational initiatives. He has led and delivered multiple engagements in consumer-facing industries at the intersection of Merchandising, Store Execution, Planning/Forecasting, Systems Enablement, Organization and Big Data Analytics. He holds a graduate degree in engineering management from Northwestern University and a degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University. He is a certified Supply Chain professional
Steven Keith Platt is Director and Research Fellow at the Platt Retail Institute (PRI). He also serves as the Research Director at the Retail Analytics Council, an initiative between the Medill School, Integrated Marketing Communications department, Northwestern University and PRI.
Platt received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance and Marketing from the Boston University School of Management. He also has a Law Degree and an LL.M. in Taxation from Boston University, where he served as Articles Editor for the University’s Journal of Tax Law.
Platt has co-authored nine major Working Papers about digital communications networks and other technologies, and serves as publisher of the Journal of Retail Analytics. He has published articles in journals including the American Bankers Association Journal, Digital Signage Quarterly, Extended Retail Solutions, Retail Information Systems News, the Retail Solutions Providers Association Magazine, and the Retail Navigator, among many others.
He has been quoted in publications including Business Week, Chain Store Age, the Chicago Tribune, DSN Retailing Today, Inc. Magazine, Stores Magazine, the San Jose Mercury News, Time Magazine, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal. He has also appeared as a guest analyst on the CBS Evening News and Early Show, ABC World News, and HD News. Platt also has lectured at conferences around the globe.