Has there been a lot happening in the fast-moving consumer goods sector?
In truth, not much has been much happening in that sector. While early adopters, such as Walmart, proved that there was a benefit to retailers in deploying the technology, consumer products manufacturers did not see much advantage in tagging cases and pallets. But I think that as adoption ramps up in retail, electronics and other sectors in which the value of the goods are higher and the stock-keeping units (SKUs) are more complex, retailers will revisit the use of RFID for consumer products. Last year, in fact, I spoke with an RFID professional from a major U.S.-based CPG firm, at an RFID event for apparel retailers. I asked what he was doing there, and he said: “We know this [RFID adoption in retail] is going to come back around to us.”
—Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal
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