Jeff Ashcroft, BA, P.Log., CMILT
Strategic Logistics Partners
Strategy Room 1
RFID: Missing Link in the Supply Chain
Although the evolution of RFID in supply chains has been a slow process over the past 60 years, it has rapidly become a revolution in the 21st century that will allow the supply chain profession to finally deliver on the promise of integrated logistics and purchasing from raw materials to finished goods. RFID is indeed the missing link in end- to-end SCM and this session will support this assertion by briefly describing RFID technology/history but, more importantly, the key prerequisites for success such as standards, collaboration, data synchronization and the integrated use of related SCM technologies.
Jeff Ashcroft started his career at The Hudson’s Bay Company in a part-time role on the warehouse floor, rapidly rising to the most senior logistics position. In the 1990s, he joined the Tibbett & Britten Group where he developed Wal-Mart Canada’s 3PL national distribution and transportation network. In 1997, Strategic Logistics Partners was formed and Jeff continues to lead the Supply Chain Network Project an RFID and SCM industry initiative. Jeffâ€™s most recent prior role was Vice-President, Logistics/Supply Chain at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (Canada), where he was also the PwC Canadian Retail Advisory Leader.