Hands-on RFID Workshop

Date: 12 May 2008 - 12 May 2008

Venue: Training Room 1

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 sessions.

Riding on the success of previous workshops, the National RFID Centre is pleased to be organizing the 3rd installment of the Hand-on RFID Workshop on 12 - 13 May 2008. For those who are yet to be familiar, this workshop covers the fundamental theories and practical skills that are crucial to the planning of RFID deployment in your organization.

This upcoming workshop has been extended to 2 days. On the second day, participants will have the opportunity to discuss and refine their concepts for enterprise innovations using RFID with facilitators from SIMTech and National RFID Centre. The following topics relating to RFID projects will be discussed on the second day: Innovation, Value Added, Ability to Scale-Up, Application Diversity and Industry Catalyst.

Day 1 : 12 May 2008
8.30 am     Registration
9.00 am     Part 1: Inside RFID technology by Dr Gan Oon Peen
                   + RFID infrastructure and standards: readers, tags, middleware and networks
                   + Hands-on session on RFID technology and system
12.00 pm   Lunch
1.00 pm     Part 2 : Enterprise applications by Dr Zhang Neng Sheng and Mr He Wei
                   + Operation visibility and tracking
                   + Enterprise business process analysis
                   + Hands-on practice on RFID enabled enterprise applications
3.00 pm    Part 3: Returns on Investment by Dr Song Bin
                  + Return of Investment (ROI) analysis and calculation methods and toolkit
                  + Analyzing 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
5.00 pm  Close
Day 2 : 13 May 2008
9.00am -5.00pm    Facilitation of RFID Project Planning for Enterprise Innovations:
Part A: Application Definition and Business Case Development
Part B: Evaluation of Technology and Methodology
Part C: Assessment of Project Risks
Part D: Defining Scope of Production Pilot

Who Should Attend
VPs, Directors, Head of :
- Business Development, Planning and Operations, Distribution Strategy, Logistics, Manufacturing Solutions, R&D, Transportation Management, Warehouse Operations/Technology
Chief Technical Officers, Technical Directors, Directors, Heads of Enterprise Architecture, Systems Development, Project Architects, Research Scientists, RFID System Integrators, RFID Technology Resellers/Distributors, Consultants and Academicians
From the following target sectors :
Retail/ CPG, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Logistics/Warehousing/Supply Chain/Distribution, Aerospace/Aviation, Defense, Tourism/Hospitality, Government/Public Service

Workshop Instructors
Dr Gan Oon Peen is a senior research engineer with SIMTech. He performs research on intelligent control for discrete systems, stochastic optimization, discrete events system modeling, 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 at SIMTech. He has more than 15 years experience in knowledge-based systems and enterprise information systems development. He has led and 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 modeling, etc. He had been seconded to a local company as Chief Scientist for 2 years since May 2003 under 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 modeling and enterprise knowledge management.

Mr He Wei got his Master degree from National University of Singapore in 1997 and since Aug. 1999, he joined SIMTech. He is a Senior Research Engineer now 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 also has strong industry experience and background. Besides his involvement in several industrial projects in SIMTech, he has ever been employed and worked in ASM Technology Singapore Pte Ltd and IDSC Pte Ltd (under T-UP).

Dr Song Bin is a research scientist and the head of Life Cycle Engineering program in the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology. His current areas of work are on life-cycle process based methods and tools for new technology assessment and product end-of-life management. He has led and participated in many research and industrial funded projects in the areas of intelligent decision-support, life cycle cost modeling and sustainability assessment, product lifecycle management, engineering process management, engineering change impact analysis, concurrent engineering, and development of product information management platform and specialized CAD modules. He graduated with B.Eng from the Northeast University, China and obtained his Ph.D (Mech) from University of London, UK.

Registration Fee
S$200 (including GST).
GST Registration No : M9-0000888-J
SIMTech Membership (SMS) members are entitled to 20% discount (Limited to 2 participants for category I members and 4 participants for category II members).
National RFID Centre members are also entitled to 20% discount.

For enquiry on SMS Membership: Please contact Devi at 6793 8388 or email for more details.  
On registration of National RFID Centre membership, please sign up at the website

Event contact person: Samantha Chan Tel: (65) 6793 8423 Fax: (65) 6791 6377 Email: