The World’s first Bookstore with full item level RFID roll-out (RFID Smart Labels Europe 2006)

Mr Jan Vink, Director ICT
BGN, Netherlands


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Presentation Summary

  • Why we decided to tag every book at a BGN store
  • Suppliers as teamplayers
  • Our implementation experiences
  • The paybacks and ROI
  • This is only the first step

Speaker Biography

Jan Vink (46) is Chief Information Officer at Boekhandels Groep Nederland (BGN) since June 2000. He has a background of business administration and more than 16 years experience in ICT. Before BGN he worked for more than 10 years for DHL (Deutsche Post) on several ICT management functions. At this moment he focuses on innovation of business processes by an optimal use of ICT within BGN. An example is the full implementation of RFID technology at the new selexyz-bookstore in Almere.

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