How to define, design and implement bar code, rfid, in warehouse management, inventory management software providing supply chain visibility and inventory control.

Get started. drill down from layman to technical understanding of rfid, bar code applications, benefits and tradeoffs. Get started and drill down from layman to technical understanding of bar code and rfid applications, benefits and tradeoffs. Best practices, benchmarking, and cost payback enable you to define, design and implement cost effective global supply chain systems. Fundamentals of global supply chain flow and how rfid and bar codes and Internet communications are used to optimize your system. Introduction and drill down for supply chain standards retail, paper, automotive, airframe, DoD, military GS1, UPC, UPC.EAN, GTIN, EAN, AIAG, DoD, Spec. 2000, UID, EPC.



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The Faculty: Jack Householder

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For more than 40 years, Jack has diligently served the companies using technology to increase supply chain efficiency. Jack first became involved with development of bar code usage in manufacturing and supply chain applications. He entered the Bar Code and AutoID Industry in 1969 as a Project Engineer at NCR Corporation. He was responsible for the development of bar code printers used in supply chain applications involving product tracking and information transfer.

During his 22 years with NCR and later as Vice President of International Activities at Accu-Sort Systems, substantial time and effort was put forward promoting the benefits of bar coding, RFID, and other AutoID technologies in the Materials Handling sectors working with companies such as Siemens Dematic, Vanderlande, and Sandvik Japan. Major installations to UPS, FedEx, DHL, and other courier companies were made directly to and indirectly through these and other material handling providers.

Substantial time was spent during the 1970ís and 1980ís expanding systems based on product specific information included in the bar code in a variety of industrial and commercial supply chains. Primarily his efforts were focused on automation within manufacturing such as Goodyear, distribution such as Woolworths, transportation such as United Airlines, and health care such as Brockton Hospital markets long before Supply Chain concepts were understood and being promoted.

Jack has presented at seminars in more than 15 countries, traveled to more than 50 countries. His background includes experience in the development of standards and deployment of systems in EAN (European Article Numbering), Defense, and the Automotive Industry. He was a Board Member of SAPICS (South African Production and Inventory Control Society) which is the counterpart to APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society). He Chaired and was a presenter in sessions at two SAPICS Conference/Exhibitions.

Jack was also a member of the BISG (Book Industry Study Group) where he participated on the Distribution Executive Industry Group and MRC Standards Committees defining worldwide bar coding standards for the Book and Magazine industry.

Five years ago, he founded JWH Enterprises serving Domestic and International consulting clients with education and guidance. Jack is now a participating partner in Quad II and is working closely with the Industry Business Communication Alliance (IBCA).