The 2005 Belgravium seminar was entitled Optimal Use of Information Technology in the Supply Chain. The seminar took place on 20th April and, as with previous events, the venue was the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham.
Delegates included consultants, members of the trade press and supply chain professionals from a large number of prominent UK-based operations ( such as BMW, Nissan, Dairy Crest, Christian Salvesen, Coors Brewers, Kelogg's Europe, B & Q, TNT Logistics, Wincanton, Wickes etc. ). International delegates included individuals from as far as Belgium, Ireland and Sri Lanka !
This years event included nine key presentations by leading supply chain gurus, including two US speakers. The above photograph shows Belgravium's Operations Director, Jon Hall, who lead the audience in an interactive RFID diagnostic exercise. Twenty two exhibitors were also on hand to demonstrate their products and services, including printers, RFID / RF hardware, WMS Software, consultancy services etc. Belgravium themselves launched four new products,
- Monaco 7100 Series a new Windows CE-based vehicle mounted terminal
- WS-100 a wireless bar code scanner, that interfaces with the entire range of Belgravium vehicle mount products
- Compact 4 an ultra-rugged printer that comes in two formats, desktop and mobile
- Toronto 9000 a re-launch of the full screen vehicle mount terminal that first appeared in 2003. The new version has a much extended range of Windows operating systems, together with a Linux version.
If you didnt make it then Belgravium claim you missed a great day. Certainly the comments from the post-event questionnaires seem to back this up ;
When asked Did the seminar fulfil your reason for attending ? , 100% of respondents replied yes !
When asked Would you recommend this seminar to others ?, 100% of respondents replied yes.
Individual comments included the following ;
Most enjoyable & informative Robert Evans (Wincanton)
Well done Belgravium for helping to lead thought P. Gardan (Advanced Planning Systems )
Good opportunity to see a number of demonstrations and vendors on the same day. Thank you ! Chris Savage (University of Huddersfield)
Great all round information on RFID Gwynne Richards (Burman Associates)
Well organised, good location, clear understanding of the topics Anonymous
Excellent ! Gave me a better understanding of the barcode versus RFID debate Brian Wood (Outokumpu Stainless Ltd)
The speakers gave a lot of basic and honest advice which was very refreshing Lynn Parnell (Logistics Partners)
The Belgravium seminar is only run on an annual basis but there are numerous opportunities to see the companys wireless barcode and RFID products in action throughout the year. Two such occasions which are imminent are ;
MIDAS RFID information day 10.00 - 14.00 on Tuesday 24 May at Lancashire Cricket Ground in Old Trafford, Manchester. For further information contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
the Logistics event 7th & 8th June, NEC Birmingham. Register free at www.thelogisticsevent.com