November 26-28, 2007 • Toronto, Canada • Toronto Congress Centre

Conference Tracks:

Retail



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Debbie
Parker




Mike
Merulla




Alex
Labarces




Neil
McPhedran




Kevin
Kail




Andrew
Cree




David
Wilkes




Denis
Wills




Mark
Giroux




Joe
Soares



What You Will Learn From This Track:
. Understanding the benefits of RFID in the retail pharmacy
. How to create track-and-trace capabilities to ensure customer safety
. An understanding of how to implement RFID at the franchise level
. How to integrate RFID within retail floor and warehouse operations
. Insight into the latest developments of GS1-In-A-Box
. How combining GS1s four branded standards can benefit your business
. Insight into the latest findings on the benefits of RFID in the retail/CPG sector
. Understanding how new business processes driven by RFID can deliver big benefits
. An understanding of the various applications on the market that can leverage RFID data
.Ways to use RFID data to create business benefits today
. Insights into the benefits of using active RFID for product visibility on the retail floor
. Understanding the benefits of using both active and passive tags in retail operations

November 27, 2007

11:45 am—Breakout Session

Wegmans Advances RFID/EPC in the Pharmaceutical Industry
Wegmans created an RFID solution for tagging doses of prescription drugs as they are dispensed in its retail pharmacies and for monitoring them until they are picked up by the customer. Learn how RFID delivered labor efficiencies, provided visibility into the location of drugs, improved consumer safety and enhanced customer service.

Speakers:
Mike Merulla, Application Development Manager - Pharmacy Systems, Wegmans Food Markets
Debbie Parker, Director of Pharmacy Business Solutions, Wegmans Food Markets

Takeaway:
. Understanding the benefits of RFID in the retail pharmacy
. How to create track-and-trace capabilities to ensure customer safety
2:40 pm—Breakout Session

The Benefits of RFID in a Franchise Corporate Model
Dollar Chest, a growing chain of dollar stores, is using RFID to streamline product visibility. It's leveraging RFID to automatically record the movement of products both at third-party warehouses and at franchised stores, allowing Dollar Chest to operate more efficiently. Hear why the franchise decided to use RFID and how it implemented the technology throughout its stores.

Speaker:
Alex Labarces, VP and Chief Information Officer, Dollar Chest

Takeaway:
. An understanding of how to implement RFID at the franchise level
. How to integrate RFID within retail floor and warehouse operations
3:25 pm—Breakout Session

Key Applications for Using RFID Data Across the Value Chain
RFID is cutting a broad path across multiple segments of the retail supply chain from manufacturing to the retail shelf. But what are the specific applications that are being deployed today that is leveraging valuable RFID data to create business benefits? In this session, you'll learn about electronic proof of delivery, automated shipping, out-of-stock reduction, inventory replenishment and management and other applications that can benefit your business today.

Speakers:
Mark Giroux, Advanced Technologies Specialist, Motorola
Denis Wills, Enterprise Mobility Channel Director, Canada, Motorola

Takeaway:
. An understanding of the various applications on the market that can leverage RFID data
.Ways to use RFID data to create business benefits today

November 28, 2007

12:15 pm—Breakout Session

Reduce Stocks and Improve In-Store Promotions with RFID
A pilot led by Loblaw Companies and suppliers such as Maple Leaf Foods, General Mills Canada, Kruger Products (formerly Scott Paper) and Unilever Canada revealed significant benefits. Hear the key learnings and how they can help companies as they prepare their short- and long-term supply chain strategies.

Speakers:
Andrew Cree, Senior Manager of Supply Chain & Transportation Sytems, Loblaw Companies Ltd.
David Wilkes, Senior VP, Canadian Council of Grocery Distributors

Takeaway:
. Insight into the latest findings on the benefits of RFID in the retail/CPG sector
. Understanding how new business processes driven by RFID can deliver big benefits
2:30 pm—Breakout Session

Staples Uses Active RFID for In-Store Tracking and Security
Staples Business Depot, the 270-store supplier of office products, recently tested RFID for tracking shrinkage and high value products inside a large Montreal retail store. This follows extensive testing of passive tags for supply chain tracking. Hear where the company found the most potential for each type of RFID tag and where Staples is planning to deploy each.

Speaker:
Joe Soares, Director, Retail Processes, Staples Business Depot

Takeaway:
. Insights into the benefits of using active RFID for product visibility on the retail floor
. Understanding the benefits of using both active and passive tags in retail operations
3:15 pm—Breakout Session

GS1 Gateway: Linking RFID, Bar Codes, Data Sync and E-Commerce
Since 2005, GS1 has been working on linking its four branded standards - GS1 BarCodes, GS1 eCom, GS1 GDSN and GS1 EPCglobal - into an interoperable architecture. The goal is to support the future supply chain of companies, while protecting their legacy investment in identification and e-commerce transaction solutions. During the session, GS1 Canada and epcSolutions will conduct the first demonstration of the fully integrated GS1-In-A-Box, a software covering end-to-end supply chain and assetmanagement applications that utilize registered GS1standards.

Speakers:
Kevin Kail, CEO, epcSolutions, Inc.
Neil McPhedran, Special Projects Consultant, EPCglobal Canada

Takeaway:
. Insight into the latest developments of GS1-In-A-Box
. How combining GS1s four branded standards can benefit your business


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