Hampton Unlocks ROI From RFID

By Jonathan Collins

A supplier of locks and lighting to Wal-Mart deploys RFID "at minimal cost" and achieves benefits, including faster invoice payment and the ability to know which goods are lost or stolen.

While Wal-Mart called on its top 100 suppliers to start RFID tagging of shipments to the retailer’s Sanger, Texas, distribution center beginning in January, another 37 smaller companies were so eager to get a jump start on using RFID that they volunteered to join the program. Hampton Products International was one of those suppliers. A privately held manufacturer of padlocks, door locks and outdoor lighting fixtures, Hampton counts Wal-Mart as its ...

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