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Thursday, October 2nd, 2008
Using RFID Cabinets and Freezers to Protect and Manage High-Value Inventory
SPEAKERS FOR THIS EVENT:
  • Chris Fennig, ODIN technologies  Learn More
  • Gordon Hamnett, Director of Global Development, Promega Corporation  Learn More
  • Ryan Butterick, Global Inventory Planning Manager, Medtronic, Inc.  Learn More
  • Dr. Adam Janette, San Luis Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Dental Implant CenterLearn More
  • Joe Pleshek, Director of Business Development, Sales, Terso Solutions  Learn More
  • Using RFID Cabinets and Freezers to Protect and Manage High-Value Inventory

    Manufacturers and end users of high value items such as medical devices, implants, medications, reagents and chemicals are looking for better ways to manage inventory of these items in order to control costs and improve efficiencies in their operations.  Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) presents an automated, hands-free way to track items throughout the supply chain.  When integrated into cabinets and freezers and coupled with secure access control, RFID can be a powerful method to not only control costs but also create new revenue streams and improve regulatory compliance and safety.  RFID enabled cabinets and freezers have become increasingly popular in the life science, medical and orthopedic markets. 

     

    Joe Pleshek, the Director of Business Development at Terso Solutions, will host a series of case study presentations on the use of this RFID technology to automate the tracking of high value items at the point-of-use.  These case studies will include:

     

    • Promega Corporation’s use of RFID cabinets and freezers to distribute high value reagents to research facilities
    • Medtronic’s pilot project involving RFID cabinets to track spinal implants
    • The use of RFID cabinets to track dental implants at San Luis Obispo Oral Surgery

     

    This event will also include a presentation from ODIN Technologies, a leading RFID systems integrator, on the key things companies should consider before implementing a RFID cabinet or freezer solution. 

     

    Take away points include:

     

    • Increased efficiency in the inventory management of high value items
    • The implementation of RFID cabinets or freezers
    • Best practices and strategies when employing RFID technology

    SPECIAL OFFER:  All registered attendees will receive a complimentary copy of ODIN technologies “RFID Medical Smart Cabinet Benchmark” Report.

     

    THIS PROGRAM IS INTENDED FOR:

    VPs, Heads and Directors of:

    • Supply Chain
    • Purchasing
    • Distribution
    • Operations
    • Quality Assurance
    • Sales
    • Customer Service
    • Security

     Within Life Science, Healthcare, Medical or Security:

    • Manufacturers
    • Distributors

     End Users

    • Hospitals
    • Government Agencies
    • Research Institutions 
    ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS:
    Chris Fennig, ODIN technologies  

    Chris thrives at the intersection of business and technology and is focused exclusively on addressing end-user challenges by leveraging the physics of RFID. His ODIN responsibilities include designing and delivering some of the most complex RFID solutions to date for clients like Airbus and the US Navy.  He has published papers in Pharmaceutical Engineering, RFID Journal and Using RFID.  He is also responsible for producing much of the RFID Benchmark series, widely known as the “Consumer Reports” of the RFID industry.  Chris received his M.S. in Physics Entrepreneurship from Case Western Reserve University, a program dedicated to empowering physicists as entrepreneurs and his B.S. in Engineering/Physics from Taylor University in Upland, IN..

     

    Gordon Hamnett, Director of Global Development, Promega Corporation


    Gordon Hamnett has spent more than 25 years in the life science industry in a variety of sales, marketing and general management positions.  In March of 2005, he joined Promega in a position focused on supporting the expansion and support of its global distribution network.

    Mr. Hamnett is therefore responsible for the Promega Express on-site stocking program around the world, in addition to general distribution management.  Promega, a leading manufacturer of life science reagents, has developed and deployed the Promega Express program, an RFID-enabled inventory management and delivery solution powered by Terso Solutions.

    This consignment inventory program provides critical 24/7 support to Promega’s life science customers around the world and supplies them with an unsurpassed level of service over all other distribution channels.  The unique and powerful real-time capabilities of the Promega Express program have helped the company differentiate itself from its competition in meeting the needs of customers.  Due to the controlled environment requirements of Promega’s products, this delivery solution provides both technical and business value across Promega’s supply chain.

     

    Ryan Butterick, Global Inventory Planning Manager, Medtronic, Inc. 


    Ryan Butterick is the Global Inventory Planning Manager for Medtronic's
    Spinal and Biologics business unit.  In this role, Ryan drives Global
    Product Life Cycle management processes & activities to ensure
    phase-down plans, inventory plans, and master data plans are well
    defined and executed globally.  In addition, Ryan is responsible for
    field based allograft management & RFID tracking implementation support,
    integration of asset management activities and obsolete inventory
    disposition.

    Ryan has been with Medtronic for over 4 years, beginning with the New
    Product Planning group.  Prior to Medtronic, Ryan worked at Technicolor
    Logistics, AutoZone, and FedEx.  Ryan holds a BS degree in Finance &
    Economics, and an MBA from Christian Brothers University.  He is also a
    certified Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma
     


    Dr. Adam Janette, San Luis Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Dental Implant Center


    Dr. Adam J. Janette was raised in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park.  There he earned his bachelors degree in physiology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.  He then proceeded to the University of Illinois-Chicago Dental School, earning his Doctorate degree in Dentistry in 1991.  After completing dental school, Dr. Janette obtained his specialized Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training at Northwestern University Medical Center and Dental School.  During his one year internship and four year residency, Dr. Janette received extensive training in facial reconstruction and orthognathic surgery, facial trauma, anesthesia techniques, dentoalveolar surgery, bone grafting and the surgical placement of dental implants.  Additionally he participated in a unique cleft lip and palate exchange with the University of Sao Paolo, Brazil, In Bauru, S.P., Brazil.

    Dr. Janette is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and is a fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.  He is also a member of the American Cleft Palate Association, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, California Association of OMS, and the Central Coast Dental Society.

    Joe Pleshek, Director of Business Development, Sales,  Terso Solutions  

    Joe Pleshek joined Terso Solutions in 2007 as Director of Business Development.  He brings considerable sales and marketing management experience to Terso and currently has overall responsibility for sales, marketing and business development. 

    Joe gained much of his leadership experience through sales and marketing management positions at Appleton Papers.  Most recently, he managed an acquisition that was based in the United Kingdom.  During this time Joe led the new company’s development of a RFID tag converting line which provided a successful new business revenue stream for Appleton Papers.  Joe has also worked at the 3M Corporation where he expanded his business development skills by introducing several new product and service offerings. 

    Joe earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Technology from the University of Wisconsin – Stout and a Masters of Business Administration degree in Marketing from the University of St. Thomas.

    ABOUT OUR SPONSORING PARTNER:

    Terso Solutions is a leading provider of RFID solutions for high value inventories in the life science, medical and security industries.  For nine years Terso has been developing RFID technology solutions to automate inventory management and point-of-use transactions in order to deliver business value.

     

    Terso’s RFID solutions combine the power of RFID technology, the internet and secure access control to proactively monitor inventory and capture the who, what, where and when of every transaction at the point-of-use.

     

    Leveraging the non-line of sight benefits provided by RFID technology, Terso’s engineers have developed innovative techniques to ensure RFID tagged items are read reliably without the labor costs associated with barcode scanning.

     

    As of 2008, Terso Solutions has deployed over 500 RFID enabled cabinets and freezers worldwide and generated business value for clients in a variety of industries.  Through this experience Terso has developed an implementation methodology that minimizes business disruption and provides improved customer satisfaction.

     

    For more information please visit www.tersosolutions.com/
    Or contact Joe Pleshek at (608) 298-4114
    joe.pleshek@tersosolutions.com


     

    ODIN technologies is the leader in the physics of RFID infrastructure for solution design, deployment services and automation. RFID is all we do. Global corporations on five continents leverage ODIN technologies’ expert engineers and patented RFID deployment automation tools to achieve accuracy, speed and visibility for their RFID deployments. In addition to consulting services, ODIN technologies is also the publisher of the RFID Benchmark Series™, the industry's first and most referenced head to head performance analysis of RFID equipment. ODIN’s RFID optimization software EasyRFID™ has been successfully used at dozens of companies across more than 150 sites worldwide to ensure accurate and scalable RFID implementations. ODIN serves clients from offices in Dulles, Virginia, USA, Dublin, Ireland, Tokyo, Japan and Budapest, Hungary.

    To learn more about how to successfully deploy RFID and support it in a high availability environment, contact ODIN technologies at:

    22960 Shaw Road, Ste. 600
    Dulles, VA 20166
    866-787-RFID
    703-968-0000
    http://www.odintechnologies.com/
    info@odintechnologies.com

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