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

Preconference Seminars:

RFID For Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

RFID Technology—Small Investment for Big Benefits
A Special Seminar for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology is being adopted by many large companies across North America, including Loblaws,Wal-Mart, Procter & Gamble and Ford Canada. But RFID is not just for big companies. Small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) need to understand how to meet tagging requirements from their customers and how they can benefit internally and remain competitive.This comprehensive, half-day vendorneutral RFID seminar will provide you with the information you need to use RFID to achieve significant benefits and comply with tagging requirements.
Sponsored by the Government of Ontario

What You Will Learn:

• RFID basics—understanding the fundamentals of the technology
• EPC standards and how they create value for retailers and suppliers
• Real-world implementation issues and how to overcome them
• How to tag goods for retail customers
• How to associate EPCs with products and generate advance shipping notices automatically
• Where SMEs can achieve an ROI from RFID
• How to use EPCglobal network standards to share data with supply chain partners

November 26, 2007

1:00 pm

GS1 Canada, in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Economic development and Trade (MEDT), has established the GS1 Knowledge Centre, a source of supply chain and business education subsidized by the Government of Ontario and designed specifically for SMEs. Collaborating with the MEDT has allowed GS1 Canada to offer a series of 12 education sessions free of charge to Ontario businesses, in addition to the RFID Journal LIVE! Canada preconference RFID Technology: Small Investment for Big Benefits, which will provide in-depth information on how replacing bar codes with RFID can help their business prosper.

1:20 pm

Understanding the Fundamentals of EPC/RFID
This module is designed to introduce small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to Electronic Product Code/Radio Frequency Identification (EPC/RFID) technology, explain industry terminology and describe the components of an RFID system.

2:10 pm

The Business Case for EPC/RFID Technology
This module provides valuable insight into the numerous business benefits of implementing RFID technology into your supply chain initiatives, the resources you will require, as well as an evaluation of how to maximize the return on investment (ROI) of your EPC/RFID project.

3:00 pm

Refreshment Break

3:15 pm

Evolution from the Bar Code to the Electronic Product Code
This module helps SMEs ask the right questions, select the right vendors and take the right steps when starting their transition from the Universal Product Code (UPC) to the more sophisticated and comprehensive Electronic Product Code.

4:30 pm

Ask the Experts
During this 30-minute question-and-answer session, seminar presenters will be available for you to ask questions about the material presented throughout the day, as well as discuss specific concerns related to your company's unique situation.

4:45 pm


5:00 pm

RFID For Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Seminar Concludes

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