Deadline: Friday 21st April is the last day to register to attend RFID Solutions 2006 being held April 25-26, Dorval Hilton, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Only 7 places available in workshop on April 25th and 16 places available in the Conference on April 26 in Montreal. Don't delay ~ Register today at www.softmatch.com
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News 6 ~ RFID Decision Making - to do or not to do that is the question . . .
"Most people think the benefits of RFID are around cost reduction and speed...... but....sending the right product in the right quantity to the right depot at the right time is far more important" according to Ian Mumby, head of supply chain logistics and IT for food at Marks & Spencer (UK), who said more than 1.4 million tags are read at its distribution centres every week.
Is Radio Frequency Identification right for your organization? Cut through all the claims, counterclaims and rumours about RFID. Feel confident and make the right decisions about when and how to invest in RFID for your organization. Come and meet the outstanding lineup of international experts we have assembled for RFID Solutions 2006. "Discover the Truth about RFID" as our presenters bring you up to date on the latest developments of global standards; how industry mandates are affecting Canadian and US organizations in 2006; and how international advances in radio-based ID and tracking technologies, including RTLS and "printed electronics" continue to redefine the proposition for organizations to understand and to consider deployment of RFID.
If you need to get up to speed on RFID quickly, start on 25th April with an "Introduction to RFID" Workshop, instructed by Carla Reed, VP Chainlink Research from Cambridge, Mass. and with hands-on demonstrations of RFID given by Paul Heino, CEO of Sundex Infromation Systems, Toronto. Then on 26th April our line-up of speakers from both Canada and the United States will deliver a balanced spectrum of perspectives and provide you with the opportunities you need to ask questions to make your decisions about this technology, with confidence. Our workshops are tailored to the needs of the restricted number of workshop participants; so register as early as possible to secure one of the very few places left.
This conference in Montreal is Chaired by Canadian, Dan Adirim, Senior Manager at Accenture, who will also moderate the panel sessions. Dan has obtained first-hand experience in all aspects of RFID solutions including: conceptual design, vendor selection, project management, application development, ERP integration, usability, scale-up and roll-out. His incisive commentary will help to clarify and analyse the conference proceedings for attendees.
Learn about the significance of the latest requirements for global standards and how they apply to RFID users from Jack Brooks, VP, ECPglobal Canada, who has more than 20 years experience in B2B Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), e-commerce, data synchronization and RFID.
Bernard Caron and Laurent Reit, both from Deloitte in Montreal, bring considerable experience in supply chain management to bear as they explain how to build a sound business case for RFID, and discuss the hidden costs and benefits of this smart, disruptive technology.
Hear the latest research findings as they apply to RFID in many different industries including pharmacuetical, retail, healthcare and military, presented by Ann Grackin, CEO of Chainlink Research of Cambridge, Mass as she explains the phases and associated costs of RFID deployment. Before coming to ChainLink Research, Ann served as the Vice President of Supply Chain Strategy at AMR Research.
Our very own "Dear Abbey" of RFID, Bob Matson, continues to answer your questions about RFID in our "Ask Bob" web site column at www.softmatch.com
Bob is a veteran design engineer of RF products and holds a string of US patents in the field. He is also extremely good at explaining complex ideas in ways that everyone can understand. Why not take this unique opportunity to come and meet Bob and ask him your questions face-to-face?
Speaking of explaining things clearly, Paul Heino, CEO of Sundex Information Systems will delight you with his clear explanations of the networking and middleware aspects of RFID infrastructure.
Following a networking lunch you will hear how a Quebec shipping company's passive and active-RFID solution saves labour in the Distribution Centre and beyond and provides real-time tracking of shipments. According to Can US's Daniel Rosetti, Director of Operations, "Before we used the RFID solution it would take us several hours to search for products that needed to be shipped; now it takes 10 minutes". Come and learn how they did it.
In addition to presentations dealing with advanced capabilities of RFID tags including their integration with sensors, there will be opportunities to question the panel of experts from advisory companies as well as Systems Integrators Ship2Save and Sundex, who design and put RFID systems together for organizations.
Following a lively debate which will expose the RFID's real threats to privacy, you will be treated to a special presentation from world leader IBM's Shai Verma, who will discuss RFID's role in the future of Supply Chain visibility and what we can expect to see in the days and months ahead. This sesion will be especially useful for organizations and investors who are interested in understanding where this technology is going and how they should react to its progress.
Lots of opportunities to ask questions, network, hear about the experiences of others, which will lead to discovering the truth about RFID.
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