APICS Toledo Radio Frequency Identification Uses in Manufacturing
The APICS Toledo chapter will be holding a Professional Development Meeting titled “RFID Uses in Manufacturing” on Thursday, January 10, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the EasyStreet Café located at 822 Washington Street in downtown Toledo.
The presentation is a conversational overview of how Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology can be applied to manufacturing, skipping technical details in favor of practical (and not-always-successful) advice and experience. Issues to be discussed include:
RFID Components – Tags, Readers, Software
RFID Tracking and Location
RFID Data Mining
RFID Standards and Limitations
RFID Applications – Actual Examples
Dennis Carmichael, President, Cimulus, Inc. will be the presenter. Dennis is an electrical engineer and graduate of Kettering University in Flint, MI. Dennis is also the co-founder and President of Cimulus, an IT services company based in Ann Arbor. Cimulus focuses on automatic data collection for manufacturing, including bar coding and radio frequency identification, and has developed the OnSite(tm) suite of tools for providing transparency and lot traceability on the shop floor.
The cost is $25.00 and $15.00 for students. A cash bar will also be available.
Additional information is available at www.apicstoledo.org. Reservations can be made by calling Brent Schlegel at 734-243-8085 or sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations will be accepted until Sunday, January 6 and attendance is limited.
APICS The Association for Operations Management is the global leader and premier source of the body of knowledge in operations management, including production, inventory, supply chain, materials management, purchasing, and logistics. Since 1957, individuals and companies have relied on APICS for its superior training, internationally recognized certifications, comprehensive resources, and worldwide network of accomplished industry professionals.
The Toledo chapter was chartered in 1962 and supports the association’s aims by:
· Offering on-going classroom training in Toledo and surrounding areas
· Partnering with Jackson Community College to offer training in Southern Michigan
· Offering Professional Development meetings
· Organizing plant and facility tours for benchmarking
· Mentoring student chapters at Bowling Green State and University of Toledo
· Offering eight (8) $500 college scholarships per year to university students
· Supporting 3 certifications in the Operations Management field
The Toledo chapter has in excess of 340 members and is operated by local professional volunteers as a non-profit organization.