- Bar-Code Technology Is Not Cheaper Than RFID
Many companies miss the opportunity to lower costs and boost sales because they confuse the expense of the data carrier with that of data acquisition.
- The Myth of Perfect Read Accuracy
Retailers don't need to read every tag, every time, in order to gain business benefits from RFID. Those who think they do are missing the point—and perhaps a big opportunity.
- Achieving Six Sigma Retailing
Retailers would like to perform at the same level as manufacturers that have embraced Six Sigma strategies, but it can't happen without RFID.
- RFID Solutions Come of Age
A lot of new products will be on display at next week's RFID Journal LIVE! conference, including several solutions designed to solve specific business problems.
- RFID Adoption by Apparel Retailers Gains Momentum
American Apparel, in the United States, as well as Kaufauf, NP Collection and other European companies, are proving that the technology's benefits are just too big to be ignored.
- Another Setback for EPC RFID Adoption
News that Procter & Gamble has ceased tagging promotional displays for Wal-Mart could slow the adoption of Electronic Product Code standards.
- 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.
- Does Obama Have the Vision?
The incoming president has a rare opportunity to transform America's infrastructure—making it smarter, safer and more efficient.
- Learning to Do More With Less
The current economic crisis offers companies a rare opportunity to fundamentally change their cost structure and enhance their competitiveness.
- The Danger for Sam's Club Suppliers
Waiting too long to become EPC-compliant will result in higher costs in the end.
- When the Going Gets Tough...
…the tough become smarter and leaner, by investing in a corporate infrastructure that can deliver lasting benefits.
- 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.
- Give Your Views to the EU—Now!
The European Commission is proposing requirements that could dramatically curtail the benefits of RFID technology, so end users and vendors need to submit comments before April 25.
- Providing a Road Map for Sam's Suppliers
The companies required to tag pallets and cases for Sam's Club can benefit from all the learnings of the past five years, but it's up to the RFID industry to provide guidance.