RFID technology will give retailers a rich new vein of data to mine and create opportunities to do one-to-one marketing in the store. But building the IT systems needed to make it happen won't be easy.
Manufacturers were among the earliest users of RFID. But the shift to open systems with benefits across the supply chain will have a huge effect on the way companies run their operations and work with suppliers and retailers.
When coupled with other wireless technologies, RFID can secure cargo, improve visibility and lower the cost of moving goods.
Squeezing inefficiencies out of the supply chain will mean turning transshipment points into engines of efficiencies. Here's how to do it step by step.
Implementing a successful RFID system will take more than money – it will require vision. Savvy companies will develop a long-term strategy that they can implement step by step.
Early adopters will begin deploying the Auto-ID Center’s low-cost RFID system next year. Understanding how the technology will change business processes will improve the odds of success.
Will companies invest millions to deploy the Auto-ID Center's RFID system? Those who have examined the business case say yes.
How close is the Auto-ID Center is to creating a network for tracking goods worldwide? And what will the equipment will cost?