Locally and overseas, there is a growing body of knowledge on the pros and cons of using RFID technology in supply-chain applications particularly in comparison with bar codes.
- US expert presents on bar codes and RFID co-habiting
- New from the UK on laser-reactive materials
- Australian first in laser marking bar codes on cartons
- Australian first using fibre laser to mark flexible film
There have also been some interesting technology developments enabling bar codes, and other traceability codes, to be placed on primary and secondary packaging using laser technology.
Both of these issues will be covered in a free seminar, exclusively at Auspack, to bring you up to date on these developments, with overseas speakers who are experts in their fields.
Rick Fox, CEO of FOX IV Technologies, will update you on the successes and challenges of various RFID implementations in the US. RFID technology has been seen in some circles as a panacea to troubled supply chains.
While explaining RFID’s benefits, perhaps controversially, Rick will also make a case for retaining bar codes in many traceability applications. Rick's insights come from both as a solution provider for various implementations, including Wal-Mart, and his formal involvement with GS1 USA.
Laser-reactive materials have the potential to significantly change, for the better, how packaging is bar coded and coded on your production lines. Trevor Wilson, of Datalase in the UK, will outline how the new developments can be used effectively.
Summing up, Matthews Intelligent Identification will look at the key findings from the successful Patties Foods RFID pilot in Australia. Matthews will also provide an overview of how integrating coding systems into your business systems delivers a strategic approach to coding, rather than mere compliance.
Following the formal session, you are invited to come back to Matthews’ stand (224) to see live demonstrations of EPC/RFID and also laser bar coding in action.
Dates: Tuesday May 1st, 3pm or Friday May 4th, 10:30am.
Time: Each seminar will be 2 hours.
Venue: Auspack 2007, Melbourne Exhibition Centre
RSVP: The workshops are free, but seats are genuinely limited. RSVP (1800 333 074) by April 27th to secure your place.
Matthews Intelligent Identification will be on stand 224 at Auspack.