Events

Hands-On RFID Workshop (Nov 2009)

Date: 05 Nov 2009 - 06 Nov 2009

Venue: Training Rooms, Level 3, Tower Block

Introduction
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a horizontal technology that can enable business innovations across many industries beyond retail including 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 course explains the basics of RFID technology, examines the various enterprise applications and introduces the ROI analysis and calculation methods with hands-on session. This workshop covers the fundamental theories and practical skills that are crucial to the planning of RFID deployment in an organisation.
 
Programme

Day 1: 5 November 2009

8.30am

Registration

9.00am

RFID Technology by Dr John Gan Oon Peen
(Overview of RFID Systems, Principles of RFID System: Operating & Physical Properties, Frequency and Power Regulation, RFID Readers and Tags, RFID Middleware, RFID Standards)

11.00am

Part 2: Enterprise Applications by Mr He Wei / Dr Zhang Neng Sheng
(Enterprise Business Process Analysis, Operation Visbility and Tracking)

1.00pm

Lunch

2.00pm

Hands-on Session
(RFID Tags, Readers, Middleware,Warehouse Application and RFID Supply Chain Application)

5.00pm

Close

 

Day 2: 6 November 2009

10.00am

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)

11.00am

RFID Project Planning Exercise
(Application Definition and Business Case Development, Evaluation of Technology and Methodology)

12.00pm

Lunch

1.00pm

RFID Project Planning Exercise

5.00pm

Close

Who Should Attend
VPs, Directors, Head of Business Development, Planning and Operation,  Distribution Strategy, Logistics, Manufacturing Solutions, Research & Development, Supply Chain, Transportation Management,  Warehouse Operations / Technology. Chief Technical Officers,  Technical Directors, Directors, Head of Enterprise Architecture, Directors, Heads of System Development, Project Architects, Research Scientists, RFID System Integrators, RFID Technology Resellers / Distributors , Consultants, Academics. Target sectors :
• Retail/ CPG, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, Manufacturing
• Logistics, Warehousing, Supply Chain, Distribution
• Aerospace/Aviation, Defense
• Tourism/Hospitality
• Government/Public Service
 
Workshop Instructors
Dr John Gan Oon Peen is a Senior Research Engineer with SIMTech. He performs research on 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 a Research Scientist with SIMTech. He has more than 15 years experience in knowledge-based systems and enterprise information systems development. He has led and has been involved in many key projects such as 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 had been seconded to a local company as Chief Scientist for 2 years since May 2003 under the T-UP programme. His current research focus is in 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 received his master's degree from the National University of Singapore in 1997 and joined SIMTech since August 1999. He is a Senior Research Engineer working in the areas of EPCGlobal RFID application in Supply Chain, RFID data/information management, RFID security, VEI (Virtual Enterprise Integration), PDM/PLM/ERP etc. One of his RFID projects is about secure and real-time RFID based track and trace information management in EPCglobal-enabled supply chains. Over the years, he published many research papers. He Wei has also strong industry experience and background. Besides his involvement in several industrial projects in SIMTech, he worked in ASM Technology Singapore Pte Ltd and IDSC Pte Ltd under the T-UP programme.
 
Mr Sun Jian Ping worked as a teaching assistant and lecturer at Shanghai University of Engineering Science from 1984 to 1992 when he was involved in CAD/CAM projects, which were mainly sponsored by the Chinese State and Municipal Government.
Mr Sun obtained professional licence as a software engineer in 1988 from Ministry of Personnel, China. Later he worked as a software engineer in Industrial Technology Information Institute, Tokyo, Japan in 1989. He also worked as a chief engineer in two Singapore companies, Seksun Precision Engineering and Shinluck International in areas of precision tool and die, and PCB manufacturing from 1992 to 1996.
Since joining SIMTech in 1996, Mr Sun has been involved in the development of a commercial CAD/CAM system for stamping tool and die. This CAD/CAM system has been successfully applied in relevant enterprises in Singapore and China.  He has also been involved in reverse engineering and product design for local industries and civil defense organisation in applications such as medical devices, domestic products and high precision engineering. Mr Sun has more than 20 years of R&D experience in software development, CAD/CAM integration, product design, process planning and product information management.
 
Registration
Fee: S$100 (inclusive of 7% GST, refreshment, lunch and workshop material).
GST Registration No : M9-0000888-J
 
Registration closing date: 2 November 2009

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.

For registration of National RFID Centre membership, please sign up at www.exploit-rfid.com

For technical enquiry, please contact Mr Wang Shing Chai, Email: scwang@SIMTech.a-star.edu.sg; Tel: 6793 8342; or Dr John Gan, Email: opgan@SIMTech.a-star.edu.sg; Tel: 6793 8335