RFID Session To Give Philadelphia Manufacturers and Distributors A Primer in the Next Major Technology to Change Business Since the Internet

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For the first time in Philadelphia, best-in-class technology companies are teaming up to present the Mechanics of RFID, a no-nonsense, one day workshop focused on Radio Frequency Identification and its implementation in manufacturing and distribution organizations. Top RFID technology providers will present and demonstrate both RFIDÂ?s benefits and shortcomings. This October 6 RFID Workshop in Philadelphia is Sponsored by Local Organization Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center (DVIRC).

For the first time in Philadelphia, best-in-class technology companies are teaming up to present the Mechanics of RFID, a no-nonsense, one day workshop focused on Radio Frequency Identification and its implementation in manufacturing and distribution organizations. Top RFID technology providers will present and demonstrate both RFID’s benefits and shortcomings including; Acsis, Avery Dennison, Lowry, LXE, Productivity by RFID, Red Prairie, RF Code, VanguardID and X-ident. This uniquely effective educational event is created and produced by Productivity by RFID, a leading RFID Consultant, Integrator and Educator. It takes place on October 6, 2005 at the offices of the sponsor, the Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center.

The workshop is of special value to manufacturers and distributors of the Department of Defense, Wal-Mart, Target, Albertsons, Boeing, Airbus and the FDA - organizations that have mandated or will shortly mandate the use of RFID in their supply chains. It is designed to help Executive Management, Information Technology Professionals and Operations personnel learn more about RFID technology, benefits, costs and deployments. The workshop will also cover how to build a business case to pursue RFID implementation and achieve Return on investment.

“RFID’s capabilities make it the productivity tool of the present and future for both manufacturing and distribution,” said Rob Steinberg, President of Productivity by RFID, and architect of the workshop. “Today, the U.S. Department of Defense, Wal-Mart, Albertsons, and Target are mandating RFID’s use by their suppliers. Others, such as Boeing, Airbus and the FDA are developing similar mandates. Tomorrow, RFID will become the operating norm for manufacturers and distributors in every supply chain. This workshop is designed to teach business leaders what they need to know to begin transitioning to an RFID environment.”

Mechanics of RFID will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. on October 6 at the Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center, 2905 Southampton Road, Philadelphia, PA 19154. Complete information concerning the event—including the workshop agenda, and registration information—is available online at http://www.mechanicsofrfid.com. The website also contains useful links to tutorials and case studies on effective RFID implementation. Prospective attendees can register via credit card payment online, by fax or by phone at (216) 283-1020.

Cost for the workshop is $450 per person. Group discounts for multiple attendees from the same company are available.

About RFID: Radio Frequency Identification is a set of wireless technologies using radio waves to transmit information between a silicon chip and a reader. RFID tags can signal their presence, their unique identity, their location and other user-defined information. Objects tagged with RFID can be tracked, sorted, inventoried, picked, distributed and assembled faster and easier than ever before.

About Productivity by RFID: Productivity by RFID is a small business with expertise in RFID for DoD compliance and Industrial productivity. We are vendor agnostic RFID consultants, integrators and educators. We focus upon RFID for Industrial, Distribution and Manufacturing applications. We specify, design, test and install RFID compliance solutions. Our special expertise is in business systems analysis and ROI calculations for harnessing RFID to improve productivity. We were recently awarded a Blanket Purchase Agreement from the Department of Defense for Technical Engineering Services related to both passive and active RFID. We also have a very strong education/training competency as demonstrated by our successful Mechanics of RFID workshop series and National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) seminar series. More about our company is at http://www.productivitybyrfid.com and http://www.mechanicsofrfid.com

About DVIRC: The Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center is an economic development organization dedicated to providing help and support to manufacturers in the Philadelphia region. We have three main program areas: education and training, consulting services and regional initiative such as workforce development and government affairs. Visit us as http://www.dvirc.org.

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