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"Adoption and Applicability of RFID in Supply Chain Management"

MONDAY, JUNE 30, 2003

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. registration and reception.
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Salon
Salon Master: Mr. Dean Frew, President, Xterprise Corporation
$15 Fee to attend (cash or check at the door). Open to Public
Register at with name, title, company/affiliation.

Dean Frew's presentation on RFID in the Supply Chain (823kbs .pdf)

The Auto ID Salon offers the community of innovators in the Valley an informal opportunity to spin ideas around topics specific to the Auto ID market. The second in a series of evening "salons," this session will focus on the adoption and applicability of RFID technology in supply chain management. The Salon will open with a reception from 5:00 p.m - 5:30 p.m. At 5:30 p.m. the Salon Master, Mr. Dean Frew, will call the attendees to order for a discussion. Experts in this space are most welcomed, as are end-users and other innovators interested in the potential of this hot market. There is no "formal" presentation expected. The Salon benefits from your insights and input.

There are a number of questions that are swirling regarding RFID adoption and applicability in the various supply chain markets. In this Salon we will focus on the following 3 questions:

  1. Does next generation RFID products have enough performance improvement to address the "real" supply chain problems?
  2. How can RFID solutions impact inventory management across product life cycle?
  3. What are the top 3 issues that suppliers are dealing with regarding RFID compliance?


Dean Frew, President, Xterprise Corporation, ( has developed and delivered innovative supply chain solutions for clients across multiple market segments, helping his clients develop real-time enterprises and saving money. For the last 8 years, he has led supply chain execution solution deployment teams delivering to Ford, Anheuser-Busch, Dell, U.S. Department of Defense, Service Master, Ikon, Imagistics, Exel Logistics, Lionize Logistics, among others. Mr. Frew's subject matter and solutions expertise provide the pragmatic view his clients are looking for in a solution integrator. Previous to starting Xterprise (an Incucomm portfolio company), he was the Vice President of Customer Solutions and Operations for the mobile enterprise firm GlobeRanger and was responsible for all customer engagements and OEM relationships with supply chain system providers such as i2, Symbol, and EXE. Prior to that, Mr. Frew had over 16 years in various executive positions at Texas Instruments where he developed core technology and managed systems business units, including initiating the acquisition of RFID pioneer Savi by TI in 1995. To contact Mr. Frew, please send an email to