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

Conference Tracks:

Supply Chain/Inventory Management



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Featured Speakers

Michael
Denomme




Dave
Sweeney


Canadian Linen and Uniform Service

Robert
Marshall




Mark
Farrow




Jean-François
Thériault


Société des alcools du Québec
What You Will Learn From This Track:
. Best practices for using real-time locating systems to increase production and reduce inventory
. The ROI of RFID in a logistics environment
. How RFID benefits customers, monitors internal processes and improves speed, accuracy, and efficiency.
. How to use RFID to connect to billing cycles, inventory control, customized reports and secure information sharing
. Best practices for meeting RFID tagging mandates
. How to use RFID tags required by customers to improve internal inventory management
. Insights into what applications of RFID deliver the most value in a hospital
. How RFID matches up against other possible technological solutions for tracking medical assets
. How to use applications to turn RFID data into actionable information
. The benefits of sharing RFID data with supply chain partners to improve operational efficiencies

November 27, 2007

11:45 am—Breakout Session

GM/Suzuki Factory Accelerates Vehicle Production Via Active RFID
CAMI Automotive, a joint venture between Suzuki Motor Corp. and General Motors of Canada, is using an RFID real-time locating system to optimize operations at a plant that produces 250,000 vehicles per year.The system accelerates the processing of receiving parts deliveries and ensures that the right parts are brought to the right assembly line work station just in time.

Speaker:
Michael Denomme, Chief Technologist, Cami Automotive

Takeaway:
. Best practices for using real-time locating systems to increase production and reduce inventory
. The ROI of RFID in a logistics environment
2:40 pm—Breakout Session

The Role of RFID Technology at Canadian Linen and Uniform Service
Canadian Linen and Uniform Service supplies uniform programs to more than 80,000 customers, accounting for more than 400,000 circulating garments at the Toronto Central facility alone. Canadian Linen uses RFID technology to monitor the life cycle and history of each garment, including when - and to whom - it was assigned, how often it's been washed or mended, and its location at any point during servicing. Learn how RFID helps to virtually eliminates errors and shortages and in turn helps Canadian Linen to provide optimal customer service and employee appearance.

Speaker:
Dave Sweeney, Operations Manager, Canadian Linen and Uniform Service

Takeaway:
. How RFID benefits customers, monitors internal processes and improves speed, accuracy, and efficiency.
. How to use RFID to connect to billing cycles, inventory control, customized reports and secure information sharing
3:25 pm—Breakout Session

Finding Benefits in Meeting Customer RFID Mandates
Nav-Aids, a Montreal-based company that manufactures aircraft testing equipment and accessory kits, realized the importance of implementing RFID in its supply chain in order to maintain its relationship with the U.S.Department of Defense. In this session, hear how the company went through the implementation process and found business benefits in meeting the RFID tagging requirements.

Speaker:
Robert Marshall, Quality Program Manager, Nav-Aids Ltd.

Takeaway:
. Best practices for meeting RFID tagging mandates
. How to use RFID tags required by customers to improve internal inventory management

November 28, 2007

12:15 pm—Breakout Session

Hospital Asset-Tracking Leads to Operational Efficiencies
Hamilton Health Sciences, a family of hospitals serving more than 2.2 million Ontario residents, began a pilot last year to track IV pumps and other high-value mobile devices throughout its acute care center. Learn the results of this pilot and where the hospital sees the best use of RFID in its operations, and how RFID can be combined with other technologies to deliver big benefits.

Speaker:
Mark Farrow, CIO & AVP, Information & Communications Technologies, Hamilton Health Sciences

Takeaway:
. Insights into what applications of RFID deliver the most value in a hospital
. How RFID matches up against other possible technological solutions for tracking medical assets
3:15 pm—Breakout Session

Case Study: The Impact of RFID on SAQ Processes
The SAQ, Quebec's government-owned liquor board, has studied the impact of RFID on its operational processes. In this session, hear what SAQ has learned from a multi-year study, the early results it found and its plans for integrating the technology in its processes.

Speaker:
Jean-François Thériault, Directeur principal, Logistique et Transports, Société des alcools du Québec

Takeaway:
. How to use applications to turn RFID data into actionable information
. The benefits of sharing RFID data with supply chain partners to improve operational efficiencies


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