- The Year Ahead: Reasons for Optimism
Out of crisis will come renewal, as companies transform themselves with the help of RFID and other technologies.
- What the Sam's Club Announcement Means
Sam's Club's letter confirms the company's commitment to EPC RFID technology, gives suppliers additional time to meet the tagging requirements wisely, and should also serve as a wakeup call to all other retailers.
- A Year of Ups and Downs
The economic tumult dominated the news in 2008, but there were still many positive developments in the RFID industry.
- A Better Year Ahead
Demand for RFID hardware, software and services will be stronger in 2008, but don't expect the volume of products purchased to soar.
- The Danger for Sam's Club Suppliers
Waiting too long to become EPC-compliant will result in higher costs in the end.
- Will Atlas Shrug?
Businesses can't expect a handful of companies to do all of the work to develop industry standards for RFID.
- An Update on EPC RFID Adoption
Some leading adopters of EPC RFID say they wish they were further along, but are comfortable with the progress they've made to date.
- The Value Is in the Data
Many Sam's Club suppliers still don't understand how Electronic Product Code systems and standards enable companies to improve the way they do business.
- Déjà Vu All Over Again
As they did with Wal-Mart, many suppliers are assuming Sam's Club will back off its EPC tagging requirements.
- Tagging Sellable Units
Sam's Club has spelled out an aggressive timetable for item-level tracking. Help is at hand, so suppliers can successfully tag a wide variety of products and achieve internal benefits.
- When Oil Is $200 a Barrel
As the price of raw crude soars, companies must find ways to reduce transportation and other costs. RFID could help.
- Tracking the RFID Market
RFID Journal is launching a new report to help technology providers and end-user companies better understand the state of the market for RFID products and services.
- Banning Skimming
Washington State is close to passing a law that would prohibit people from reading RFID tags in items you own without your knowledge.
- Keeping the Faith Six Years On
RFID Journal just celebrated its sixth anniversary, and my faith in the capitalist system continues to be rewarded.
- Two Visions of an RFID-Enabled Future
There are both dark and sunny versions of what the world might look like when RFID becomes ubiquitous. So why is all the focus on the dark version?