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Robert Rylander




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       Robert W. Rylander is President of Robert Rylander and Associates Inc. Robert Rylander has worked in the AIDC industry for the past twenty years. Member of the AIDC 100 club. Seven years with Symbol Technologies Inc. as Senior Manager of Consulting Services for the Worldwide Education Group and prior to that Senior Consultant, INTERMEC Corporation. He has worked in manufacturing for over 23 years and has held managerial positions in the Quality Assurance field for several large corporations. While Quality Assurance Manager at Digital Equipment Corporation, Mr. Rylander chaired the corporations bar code standardization committee. During the period that he was in manufacturing, he managed the implementation of Shop Floor Inventory bar code systems for ITT, Storage Technology, and Digital Equipment Corporation.

        For the past several years, he has consulted for over two hundred industries in the development of Bar Code Strategic Plans and Bar Code Standards. These industries range from Electronics, Aerospace, Retail, Medical, Food Processing, and Heavy Industry. He has performed bar code design, and cost justification studies for such corporations as: IBM, Ford Aerospace, General Foods, GTE, Porsche North America, Dow Chemical, Lockheed, Naval Air Rework Facility, and United Airlines to name a few. He has been a member of the EIA and TCIF standard committees for several years, responsible for developing standards for the Electronics and Telecommunications Industry.

        Mr. Rylander was awarded first place in the Materials Handling Institutes, "Concepts For The 80's," for his total live shop floor control and bar code concepts. He also conducts seminars and bar code workshops for several organizations and universities including Frontline Solutions (SCAN-TECH), IOPP, APICS, Perdue, State University of New York, Kansas State, Wisconsin, Boise State, Eastern Washington and Lewis and Clark College.