Hands-on RFID Workshop (Nov 2010)

Date: 09 Nov 2010 - 10 Nov 2010

Venue: SIMTech Training Room, Level 3

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a horizontal technology that can enable business innovations across many industries beyond retail, hospitality, automotive, manufacturing, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, aerospace, transportation and logistics. Implementing RFID in an enterprise requires compelling returns on investment (ROI), business process re-engineering and integration of RFID technology with enterprise systems. This workshop covers the basis of RFID technology, examines the various enterprise applications and introduces the ROI analysis and calculation methods with hands-on sessions.
Riding on the success of previous workshops, the National RFID Centre is pleased to organise the 11th Hands-on RFID workshop on 9-10 November 2010. For those who have yet to be familiar, this workshop covers the fundamental theories and practical skills that are crucial to the planning of RFID development in your organisation.


Day 1:9November2010 Tuesday




RFID Technology by Dr John Gan Oon Peen
+ Overview of RFID Systems
+ Principles of RFID System: Operating and Physical Principles
+ Frequency and Power Regulations
+ RFID Readers and Tags
+ RFID Middleware
+ RFID Standards


Enterprise Applications by Mr He Wei and Dr Zhang Neng Sheng
+ Enterprise Business Process Analysis
+ Operation Visibility and Tracking




Hands-on Session
+ RFID Tag, Rreader, Middleware and Warehouse Applications
+ RFID Supply Chain Applications
Tea Break & Networking



Day 2:10 November2010 Wednesday


Returns on Investment by Mr Sun Jian Ping
+ Returns on Investment (ROI) Analysis and Calculation Methods and Toolkit
+ Analysing work-flows and RFID Impact Areas for Savings and Value-creation
+ Quantifying the Common Profit Factors like Visibility, Productivity and Error Reducing
+ Hands-on Session on ROI Computation


RFID Project Planning Exercise
+ Application Definition and Business Case Development
+ Evaluation of Technology and Methodology




RFID Project Planning Exercise
Tea Break




About the Speakers
Dr John Gan Oon Peenis SIMTech Research Scientist and Group Manager, Manufacturing Execution and Control. His research interests include intelligent control for discrete systems, stochastic optimisation, discrete events system modelling, data mining and industrial control. He has also completed several RFID feasibility studies, including RFID for Air Cargo Tracking. He also serves as a technical member of the National RFID Centre. Prior to joining SIMTech, he was a researcher with the Centre for Process System Engineering, Imperial College London.

Dr Zhang Neng Sheng is  SIMTech Research Scientist. He has more than 15 years of experience in knowledge-based systems and enterprise information systems development. He has initiated numerous key projects, including the blackboard-based integration framework, Object-oriented Rule-based Inference Tool Kit for C++(ORIT++TM), QuickMouldTM, Enterprise management/execution information system(iPROMISETM) and Enterprise-centric IT(EPC-IT), Intelligent Color Calibration System (ICCSTM), intelligent dispensing system, tracking process modelling, etc. He was seconded to a local company as Chief Scientist for 2 years in May 2003 under the T-Up (Technology for Enterprise Capabilities Upgrading) programme. His research interests include global supply chain visibility, enterprise business process re-engineering, tracking process based on RFID, artificial intelligence, information modelling and enterprise knowledge management. 
Mr He Wei is SIMTech Senior Research Engineer. He received his Master of Engineering degree from the National University of Singapore in 1997 and joined SIMTech since August 1999. His research interests include EPCGlobal RFID application in Supply Chain, RFID data/information management, RFID security, VEI (Virtual Enterprise Integration) and PDM/PLM/ERP. One of his RFID projects is about secure and real-time RFID-based track and trace information management in EPCglobal-enabled supply chains. Mr He Wei has published numerous conference papers. Besides his involvement in several industrial projects in SIMTech, he was seconded to ASM Technology Singapore Pte Ltd and IDSC Pte Ltd under the T-Up (Technology for Enterprise Capabilities Upgrading) programme. 
Mr Sun Jian Ping is SIMTech Senior Research Engineer. He has more than 20 years of R&D experience in software development, CAD/CAM integration, product design, process planning and product information management. He was formerly employed as an academic staff of  Shanghai University of Engineering Science Department from 1984 to 1992. In 1989, he worked as a software engineer in Industrial Technology Information Institute in Tokyo. He joined Seksun Precision Engineering and Shinluck International based in Singapore from 1992 to 1996 as Chief Engineer. He has also been involved in reverse engineering and product design for local industries and civil defence organisation pertinent to medical devices, domestic products and high precision engineering.

Who Should Attend
Directors, Head of Business Development, Planning and Operation, Distribution Strategy, Logistics, Manufacturing Solutions, R& D, Supply Chain, Transportation Management, Warehouse Operations and technology, Project Architects, RFID System Integrators, RFID Technology Resellers / Distributors, Consultants and Academic Staff.

Target Sectors
• Retail/ CPG, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, Manufacturing
• Logistics, Warehousing, Supply Chain, Distribution
• Aerospace /Aviation, Defence, Tourism/Hospitality
• Government / Public Service

Fee: S$200 (inclusive of GST).
GST Registration No : M9-0000888-J

Fee inclusive of course materials, lunch and refreshments. Certificates of Participation will be issued to participants with at least 75% attendance.

Registration closing date: 8 November 2010

All cheques and bank drafts must be made payable to 'Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology', crossed and marked 'A/C payee only'. The workshop title should be written on the back of the cheque.

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Contact Us
For technical enquiry, please contact  Mr Tan Gak Chee, Tel: 6793 8993, Email:
For registration and general enquiries, please contact Alice Koh, Tel: 6793 8249, Email: