Current Postal RFID Activities and Possible Future Strategies
Mr Richard Wishart, MD
Delivery Management Ltd, United Kingdom
This presentation was given at RFID Europe 2007 on Sep 18, 2007.
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Speaker Biography (Richard Wishart)
Richard is CEO of Delivery Management Ltd which is an international logistics and technology consultancy. The main areas of interest are Express Logistics, Postal networks, Aviation and Defence, He is regarded as one of the leading technology experts in his field
He has recently completed a three year assignment, advising the United Nations specialist agency for posts (The Universal Postal Union) on RFID strategy and in particular on how RFID can be used for mail measurement. This role involved the technical design and supplier selection for the Global Monitoring System (GMS) - the first phase of global implementation has just been completed.
After graduating from Edinburgh University, Richard became a professionally qualified aircraft systems engineer in the Royal Air Force. Later at the London Stock Exchange he developed and implemented some of the market critical information systems associated with "Big Bang" deregulation.
In the British Post office he led major systems implementation projects before taking on commercial responsibility for its overseas supplier selection and international commercial relationships. He was responsible for business systems strategy within a number of major postal joint venture projects. The European Parcel Group, the EMS Cooperative and the USPS/GLS joint venture.
Within Royal Mail he was Regional Director for Europe and set up alternative delivery arrangement in Germany. He was also Client Director for Royal Mail Group's North American postal relationships.
Company Profile (Delivery Management Ltd)
Delivery Management provides strategic advice and guidance on the business application of innovative and transformational technologies (such as RFID). Currently advising the Universal Postal Union on RFID Strategies.