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

Conference Tracks:

Manufacturing/Operations



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Curt
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Jason
Freebern




Naren
Idnani




Derek
Buchanan




Maximo
Tejeda




Ian
Robertson




Bryan
Dods



What You Will Learn From This Track:
. How to use active RFID to manage the location of equipment and people
. How to use the location capability of an active RFID infrastructure to manage spare parts
. How to reduce costs and increase customer satisfaction with RFID closed-loop applications
. How to deploy RFID without complex middleware and back-end integration
. How to improve asset utilization with an RFID tracking system
. The benefits of an active RFID system utilizing an existing Wi-Fi infrastructure
. Understanding the benefits of using RFID with steel production
. Best practices for achieving high read rates within the validation process
. Insight into the progress made toward addressing adoption issues in the electronics industry
. Understanding the benefits of using RFID/EPC technology in the consumer electronics sector
. How to accelerate the integration of manufacturing RFID systems and back-end applications
. How the right RFID infrastructure can incorporate data from other sensory systems

November 27, 2007

11:45 am—Breakout Session

RFID-based Work-in-Process Visibility for Lean Manufacturers
Endwave Defense Systems, an aerospace and defense manufacturer, has deployed an RFID-based infrastructure to provide realtime visibility on work orders, people, parts and assets internally, as well as externally to customers and suppliers.This session explains why the company deployed the system, the technology it chose and the benefits the systems is delivering today.

Speaker:
Naren Idnani, Director, Manufacturing, Endwave Corporation Defense and Securities Division

Takeaway:
. How to reduce costs and increase customer satisfaction with RFID closed-loop applications
. How to deploy RFID without complex middleware and back-end integration
2:40 pm—Breakout Session

Case Study: The Benefits of Tracking Assets with RFID in the Mining Industry
CVRD Inco, a Canadian mining and metals company is rolling out a Wi-Fi-based RFID asset-tracking solution as part of a wider initiative to equip underground mines with high technology applications that will enable the company to track the location of assets in real time such as underground vehicles and produce production reports simultaneously. Learn how the company has improved asset utilization and cut the amount of time it spends looking for important equipment and which opportunities they are looking to expand into in the near future.

Speaker:
Derek Buchanan, Senior Maintenance Manager of Communication and Automation, CVRD Inco

Takeaway:
. How to improve asset utilization with an RFID tracking system
. The benefits of an active RFID system utilizing an existing Wi-Fi infrastructure
3:25 pm—Breakout Session

Streamlining Production Process for Oil-Pipe Manufacturer
Tejas Tubular Products, a provider of drill pipes and other products to the oil industry, makes products certified by the American Petroleum Institute, which requires that the history of each part be documented, so it can be traced back to a specific batch of steel. Hear how Tejas uses RFID to track production, validate quality and boost efficiencies in its manufacturing operations.

Speaker:
Maximo Tejeda, Founder & President, Tejas Tubular Products

Takeaway:
. Understanding the benefits of using RFID with steel production
. Best practices for achieving high read rates within the validation process

November 28, 2007

12:15 pm—Breakout Session

EPC in the Consumer Electronics Sector
EPCglobal standards enable accurate, immediate and cost-effective visibility throughout the lifecycle of consumer electronics products.This is crucial in an industry in which product lifecycles are short and demand can quickly spike. Learn how EPCglobal's Consumer Electronics Industry Action Group is working to address adoption issues specific to the electronics industry.

Speaker:
Ian Robertson, Director, Global Industry Development, EPCglobal Inc

Takeaway:
. Insight into the progress made toward addressing adoption issues in the electronics industry
. Understanding the benefits of using RFID/EPC technology in the consumer electronics sector
2:30 pm—Breakout Session

BP Tracks Equipment for Safety, Efficiency at Storage Plant
BP has deployed an RFID system to track cranes and forklifts and ensure employee safety at its seven-acre storage facility in Louisiana.The active RFID system warns personnel of potential dangers from moving equipment and safeguards drivers and visitors. BP also achieves benefits from leveraging this location capability to manage offshore oil field spare parts for the Gulf of Mexico.

Speakers:
Jason Freebern, Project Manager, BP
Curt Smith, Director of Applications, Chief Technology Office, BP

Takeaway:
. How to use active RFID to manage the location of equipment and people
. How to use the location capability of an active RFID infrastructure to manage spare parts
3:15 pm—Breakout Session

Boeing Deploys RFID for Network-Enabled Manufacturing
Boeing Phantom Works, the airplane maker's advanced research and development group, is responsible for designing the RFID infrastructure Boeing will use for network-enabled manufacturing. Learn why BPW adopted a real-time integration platform to bring the work-floor RFID data to manufacturing back-end applications without the cost and complexity of middleware-based deployments.

Speaker:
Bryan Dods, Senior Manager of Aerostructures Manufacturing, Phantom Works, Boeing

Takeaway:
. How to accelerate the integration of manufacturing RFID systems and back-end applications
. How the right RFID infrastructure can incorporate data from other sensory systems


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