Webinar: RFID – First Giant Step to Virtual Warehousing

December 12, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

RFID and Virtual Warehousing

Co-Presented by: Jim Ripple and Patricia M. Long

This Webinar is for Members Only.

RFID technology has been around for many, many years but we have now reached a point where the costs of the tags and the capability of the software and implementing hardware are such that the traditional model of warehouse operations is rapidly becoming outdated.

This presentation will explore the potential for manpower reductions and gains in efficiency by changing our 1950’s model of how to run a warehouse into the current day, and beyond.

Jim Ripple, Supply Chain Director at Southern Nuclear

Jim graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1973 and served as a U.S. Army Infantry officer for eight years. In 1981 he joined Southern Company in the Nuclear Engineering department of Alabama Power.

Prior to becoming the Supply Chain Management Director, he held a number of engineering and Supply Chain positions to include project manager for Dry Cask Storage, Supply Chain Engineering manager, Procurement and Contracts manager, and Program Manager for Pooled Inventory Management (PIM).

Patricia M. Long, Supply Chain Sourcing Manager at Southern Nuclear

Pat has 19+ years of experience with various organizations within Southern Company including Mechanical Design Engineering, On-site Engineering at E. I. Hatch Nuclear Plant, Procurement Engineering (Corporate and Plant Hatch), Design Configuration, Fire Protection, Major Projects, Pooled Inventory Management and Supply Chain Management as the former RFID project manager.

She has served in a supervisor capacity for five of these groups.



Webinar: RFID - First Giant Step to Virtual Warehousing

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