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December 9, 2009
Real Time Visibility for Healthcare Supply Chains
  • Joe Pleshek, President and CEO, Terso Solutions  Learn More
  • Reik Read, Managing Director and Senior Supply Chain Analyst, Robert W. Baird & Co.  Learn More
  • Hanns-Christian L. Hanebeck, Vice President, Professional Services, Venture Research Inc.  Learn More
  • Michael McCartney, Managing Principal, QLM Consulting  Learn More
  • RFID - Driving Collaboration With Suppliers and Providers

    The pressures on healthcare supply chains have never been higher.


    For providers with limited budgets, supply chain inefficiencies consume resources that could be used to deliver patient care.


    Suppliers are facing the challenge of dealing with an increasingly complex and fragmented customer base with unique supply chain requirements.


    Conditions are right for supply chain transformation driven by real time visibility of product movement and consumption.


    The presentations in this web seminar will highlight the emerging trends, business cases and application of RFID technologies that are driving a holistic collaboration between all healthcare supply chain stakeholders.



    The target audience for this event is anyone involved in the management of Supply Chains within the health care vertical.


    This could include Vice President / Directors of Supply Chain, Distribution or Inventory Mgmt/Planning at healthcare suppliers / manufacturers (medical device, pharmaceutical, dental implant, eyecare, etc.).


    In addition, Inventory and Materials Management professionals from healthcare providers (hospitals, clinics, etc) will also benefit from the seminar.



    Joe Pleshek, President and CEO, 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.


    Reik Read, Managing Director and Senior Supply Chain Analyst, Robert W. Baird & Co  

    Reik Read is a Senior Analyst leading Baird’s Supply Chain Technology and RFID coverage, an area he has covered for twelve years. Previously, he was a management consultant with Ernst & Young. In 2006, Reik was recognized among the “Best on the Street” by The Wall Street Journal, ranking first in the Electronic & Electrical Equipment sector. In the 2005 Forbes.com/StarMine Analyst Awards, he ranked No. 1 for stock-picking in Electronic Equipment and Instruments. Reik is the publisher of RFID Monthly, and is a regular presenter and panelist at RFID industry events, including RFID World, AIDC 100, AIM Global's annual meeting and the University of Wisconsin e-business Consortium. He received a BS in Economics and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

    Hanns-Christian L. Hanebeck, Vice President, Professional Services, Venture Research Inc. 

    Chris has well over a decade of experience in international management consulting, strategy development, change management, software implementation and technology innovation.


    As the VP of Professional Services at Venture Research, he is responsible for key account management, canvassing, process architecture and implementation of industry-leading RFID applications across a wide variety of industries and solution spaces.


    Venture Research is a boutique systems integrator offering RFID hardware, software and implementation services with a focus on ROI-driven, meaningful business process solutions that enable competitive advantage and require deep engineering expertise.


    Chris has successfully completed projects for over 65 clients on three continents, has authored over 50 publications, holds several US patents on RFID and wireless technology and regularly speaks at major business and technology conferences. He also teaches courses in supply chain strategy at the University of North Texas.


    Michael McCartney, Managing Principal, QLM Consulting

    Prior to founding QLM Consulting in 1993, Michael McCartney business experiences included being President of ITEL, a publicly traded Fortune 500 company specializing in global equipment leasing. For the past ten years, his consulting practice has focused on RFID technology and implementation, food traceability and food safety, specializing in all phases of technology deployment and supply chain management. He has established 2 RFID testing centers, chaired numerous RFID action groups and authored many white papers and a technical paper on RFID published in the Journal of Packaging.


    Recently, his firm was selected by one of the top three health care companies to perform a trial and test of an RFID system throughout the hospital supply chain. In August 2009 Michael completed a two and half year study which looked at applying the right RFID tag to returnable containers to transport perishable items through the food supply chain.


    Michael tutored in post-graduate International Economics at Oxford University, England, and earned a BA in Political Science from UC Berkeley. In January 2004, he received a graduate level teaching credential from the State of California.


    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.


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