Who Should Attend
EPC Connection 2008 is designed to meet the educational, buying and networking needs of executives and technologists looking to leverage Electronic Product Code technology to boost sales, cut costs and improve the way their companies do business. This year’s event offers content that is specifically designed for both business executives and technology implementers at companies that need to become EPC-compliant.
Among those who will benefit from attending EPC Connection are:
Business executives: It’s critical that business executives understand both the cost impact of EPC tagging and the many benefits the technology can provide, so they can prioritize projects and ensure successful deployments. Only EPC Connection will help busy business executives get up to speed on these issues quickly.
Financial executives: It’s important to manage the cost of tagging and find cost-effective solutions, to achieve a return on investment from any EPC deployment. This year’s event will look at strategies for keeping the cost down. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet with RFID vendors offering cost-effective solutions.
Manufacturing and operations professionals: As retailers require suppliers to tag more pallets, cases and sellable units, companies must move from a “slap-and-ship” approach to tagging on their manufacturing line. This year’s event addresses strategies for managing in-line tagging without slowing down production lines.
IT professionals: Information technology is a critical component of any EPC system, and this year’s event will explain how to integrate EPC tagging with back-end systems, how to use EPC Information Services to share data and how to set up an EPCIS database.
Packaging professionals: EPC tagging will have an impact on packaging professionals, because they will be involved in deciding how packaging will be tagged, where the tag will be placed and how to ensure tagging doesn’t slow down existing processes. These and other related issues will be discussed at this year’s event.
Merchandisers: EPC data provides the visibility that lets companies better manage replenishment. At this year’s event, merchandisers will learn how leading early adopters are using EPC data to reduce out-of-stocks and maximize sales of promotional items.
Sales and account managers: If your largest customer is asking you to tag pallets, cases and sellable units, it’s important to understand how you can work with your customer to deploy the technology in a way that enhances your relationship and sales opportunities. EPC Connection provides the insights sales and account managers need.
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EPC Connection 2008, the 5th Annual EPCglobal North America Conference & Exhibition, is produced by RFID Journal.