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2009 RFID Integrated Supply Chain Symposium
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2009 RFID Integrated Supply Chain Symposium

The fifth annual symposium will convene at Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business, Waco, Texas, U.S.A. October 8-9, 2009

Even though RFID (radio frequency identification) business applications have evolved over the past couple of decades, there is no doubt that it is an emerging technology for identifying and tracking objects which holds many promises for closing the time-lag gaps in information transfer for improving supply chain operation productivity. This RFID-awareness has prompted much discussion about its benefits, challenges, and security issues. Sessions will address the massive interest in this old technology, which is changing the landscape of integrated supply chains. The use of RFID ranges from asset tracking to cashless payment to homeland security, and more. Speakers at the event will discuss RFID strategies and implementation used to accomplish this.

Program Chair

Pedro M. Reyes, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Operations Management
Director, Center for Excellence in Supply Chain Management
Baylor University
Phone: 254-710-7804

Thursday, October 8th

07:00 -- 08:00

Continental Breakfast

08:00 -- 09:15

3 presentations

09:30 -- 10:45

3 presentations

11:00 -- 12:30

Lunch and Keynote Speaker

13:00 -- 14:00

RFID demonstration

14:30 -- 15:30

RFID research forum meeting

18:00 -- 20:00

Dinner reception for RFID research forum members and invites

Friday, October 9th

RFID research forum meeting continues over breakfast at hotel

Keynote speaker

Dave Dias

Chief of the United States Transportation Command's Asset Visibility Division, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. He is responsible for developing automatic identification technology and asset visibility strategies and programs, supporting the entire DoD supply chain and USTRANSCOM's deployment and sustainment mission. Prior to assuming his current position, Mr. Dias directed USTRANSCOM's involvement in research and development efforts, modeling and simulation activities, and major Department of Defense mobility studies. Mr. Dias entered Civil Service in 1978 and has served on the USTRANSCOM staff since 1990. Prior to entering Civil Service, he served as a licensed officer in the United States Merchant Marine on various dry cargo and tanker vessels.

Research Forum Member


Pamela Zelbst

Sam Houston State

Qiannong Gu

Sam Houston State

Kevin Berisso

Kevin Berisso
Director, AIDC Lab
Ohio University

John K. Visich

Associate Professor
Management Department
Bryant University

Gregory R. Heim

Assistant Professor
Department of Information & Operations Management
Mays Business School at Texas A&M University

David Grau

Assistant Professor
Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering
The University of Alabama

Diego Klabjan

Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences
Northwestern University

The RFID symposium is sponsored by the Industry Studies Association as well as:




Baylor University