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  TRACKS
Supply Chain/Inventory Management
Distribution/Logistics
Manufacturing/Operations
 
 
November 8  
     
PRE-CONFERENCE AGENDA
   
7:00 a.m.CompTIA RFID+ Certification Training
Presented in partnership with RFID4U

 
12:00 p.m. Working lunch
General Session: RFID Basics

12:00 p.m. RFID Journal University
 
5:00 p.m.Preconference seminar ends

 

CONFERENCE AGENDA
 
5:30 p.m.Welcome and Introduction
Speakers:
 Mark Roberti, Founder & Editor, RFID Journal
 Art Smith, President & CEO, EPCglobal Canada

 
5:45 p.m.Opening Keynote
Loblaw offered its distribution centers and stores as a test bed for a joint 6-month pilot project with the Canadian RFID Centre and other Canadian food companies to see how RFID implementation can not only benefit the retailer but also the manufacturer. In this session, you will hear about how one of the most collaborative RFID pilot is doing, what has been assessed, and what developments have been made for the business case in the food industry.
Speakers:
 Roman Coba, Senior VP, Loblaw Companies Limited
Takeaways:
Insight into the first results of a 6-month RFID pilot for the food Industry
Strategies in using RFID to benefit both partners in manufacturing and retail

 
6:30 p.m.Opening cocktail reception 
     
8:00 p.m.End of cocktail reception 
     

November 9
     
CONFERENCE AGENDA
     
7:30 a.m.Continental breakfast

 
8:30 a.m.Welcome and Introduction
Speakers:
 Mark Roberti, Founder & Editor, RFID Journal
 Art Smith, President & CEO, EPCglobal Canada

 
9:00 a.m.RFID/EPC Standards in the Aerospace Sector
Leading aerospace companies may have agreed to a common RFID standard, but where does full RFID implementation stand in the aerospace industry? This panel discussion will focus on how the aerospace industry is coping with the uncertainty of economic feasibility to reap the full benefits of RFID tags.
Speakers:
 Nicolas Bondarenco, Deputy RFID Project Manager, IATA
 Ken Porad, Program Manager, Automated Identification Program,
     Boeing Commercial Airplanes Group

 
9:45 a.m.Staples Business Depot (Canada) Measures Process Benefits of RFID
Staples Business Depot (Canada), the 260-store Canadian subsidiary of this global office-products leader, has completed an end-to-end supply-chain pilot from a group of its vendors to a delivery center, as well as direct-to-store to test the process benefits of utilizing EPC-ready Gen 2 technology.
Speakers:
 Jeff Aschroft, VP, Logistics Supply Chain, PricewaterhouseCoopers
 Steve Del Fatti, Project Manager, Unisource Canada
 Andrew Mitchell, Director, Wireless Solutions, Bell Canada
 Joe Soares, Dir., Retail Processes, Staples Business Depot (Canada)
Takeaways:
Components and make-up of an end-to-end RFID pilot project
Analyzing the process benefits of utilizing RFID technology in your supply chain
Lessons learned and future opportunities for RFID applications
How to create a collaborative RFID pilot among supply-chain partners

 
10:30 a.m.Refreshment break in Exhibit Hall

 
11:10 a.m.RFID/EPC in the Canadian Context
EPCglobal Canada has been supporting the global development, adoption and maintenance of EPC and RFID standards. This panel discussion will explore how EPC technologies will benefit companies doing business in Canada, the state of data-sharing and other critical standards, the obstacles to adoption and what's being done to enable companies in Canada to leverage EPC technologies today.
Panelists:
 Roman Coba, Senior VP, Loblaws
 Art Smith, President & CEO, EPCglobal Canada
Moderator:
 Mark Roberti, Founder & Editor, RFID Journal

 
  11:40 a.m. Breakout Session
   
 Manufacturing/Operations:
Logistics Provider Does the Tagging for Wal-Mart Supplier

At the start of this year, another 200 Wal-Mart suppliers were expected to start RFID-tagging pallets and cases of their products set for delivery to the retailer's RFID-enabled distribution centers in Texas. Atlas Cold Storage, a food industry warehousing and distribution services company will share how it is helping two of Wal-Mart's suppliers create a new revenue stream and saving its customer time and money.
Speaker:
 Paul Dennis, VP, Bus. Integration & Effectiveness, Atlas Cold Storage
Takeaways:
How to scale an RFID tagging system
How to reduce labor costs while meeting tagging mandates
 
   
 
12:30 p.m.Lunch in the exhibit hall

 
  1:55 p.m. Sponsored Breakout Session
   
 Manufacturing/Operations
RFID—An Enabling Technology

Hewlett-Packard, an expert in multi-faceted RFID solutions, will share insights from its own RFID deployments and case studies from deployments of the technology in several industry sectors. An early adopter of RFID in its own operations and a participant in global RFID standards development, Hewlett-Packard will provide a view of the future of RFID across all industries.
Speaker:
 Victor Garcia, Chief Technology Officer, Hewlett Packard (Canada) Co.
Takeaways:
Insight into the current global RFID standards development
Understanding the multi-faceted uses of RFID across all manufacturing/operations industries
 
   

  2:40 p.m. Sponsored Breakout Session
   
 Manufacturing/Operations:
RFID in Manufacturing: Three Case Studies

RFID is about more than meeting mandates. It can help companies improve through put, reduce manufacturing errors and improve shipping accuracy--all while lowering operating costs. In this session, you will learn how three companies--Boeing, Club Car and Procter & Gamble, used RFID systems within their manufacturing operations to lower costs and achieve real process improvements.
Speakers:
 Mark Roberti, Founder & Editor, RFID Journal
Takeaways:
Insights into how three industry leaders used RFID internally
Best tips for getting the most out of internal RFID deployments
 
   
   
3:00 p.m.Refreshment Break

 
  
4:10 a.m.Refreshment break in exhibit hall
   
4:15 a.m.Closing Keynote:
How Wal-Mart Leverages RFID Data To Create Business Value

In this thought-provoking session, you'll learn how Wal-Mart is using RFID data to help reduce out-of-stocks by 16%. You will learn the goals and how the world's largest retailer plans to take advantage of what it learned from its U.S. rollout of EPC technology to streamline its Canadian supply chain.
Speakers:
 Carolyn Walton, VP of Information, Systems Div., Wal-Mart
   
5:00 p.m.Conference adjourns

 


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