A Guide to EPC RFID-Tagging Solutions for Sam’s Club Suppliers

By Bob Violino

Tagging sellable units is a different ball game from tagging pallets. New compliance packages can help you get up to speed quickly or offset the cost by achieving internal benefits. Here's what you should know to choose the right product for your company's needs.

Sam's Club, the wholesale division of Wal-Mart Stores, asked its suppliers to tag pallets with ultrahigh-frequency RFID tags based on EPCglobal's Electronic Product Code standards beginning on Jan. 31, 2008. Suppliers that failed to do so would be charged $2 (or more) per pallet because Sam's Club would have to add the tags at its own distribution centers. Many suppliers chose the $2 route. Most suppliers that tagged their own pallets opted for the e...

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