GENCO (Pittsburgh) formed an alliance with KeyTone Technologies (Santa Clara, Calif.) to provide hands-on radio frequency identification (RFID) training in a real supply chain environment. The program reportedly combines the supply-chain management experience of GENCO and the RFID application development and deployment experience of KeyTone.
The training program will be marketed as RFIDApplied2U. The curriculum will train students through a variety of "live" applications in a real supply chain environment. They will learn how to develop an execution plan, set up a pilot environment based on the execution plan and test a sample application.
Participants will also be asked to provide up to five cases of their own product for enabling with RFID. "This is a unique offering that is not being offered at any other RFID training facilities. By tagging their own product, participants will begin to see immediate results, which are relevant to their respective businesses," said Cary Cameron, GENCO's Vice President of Strategic Technologies.
Initially, there will be two courses offered, RFID for Managers and RFID Operations and Project Management, followed by RFID Application Development and Integration and RFID Networking & Troubleshooting later in the year. The first course will be held on February 7, 2006.