- 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.
- Restoring Confidence in the Food Chain
A 22 percent drop in peanut butter sales, caused by an outbreak of salmonella, reveals just how exposed companies are to risks, and how quickly consumers can lose faith in the supply chain's ability to provide safe food products.
- The Year Ahead: Reasons for Optimism
Out of crisis will come renewal, as companies transform themselves with the help of RFID and other technologies.
- What the Sam's Club Announcement Means
Sam's Club's letter confirms the company's commitment to EPC RFID technology, gives suppliers additional time to meet the tagging requirements wisely, and should also serve as a wakeup call to all other retailers.
- 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.
- The Danger for Sam's Club Suppliers
Waiting too long to become EPC-compliant will result in higher costs in the end.
- An RFID Policy for the New Administration
In preparation for the presidency, Barack Obama gets a little advice on what the United States needs to do about radio frequency identification.
- When the Going Gets Tough...
…the tough become smarter and leaner, by investing in a corporate infrastructure that can deliver lasting benefits.
- Will Atlas Shrug?
Businesses can't expect a handful of companies to do all of the work to develop industry standards for RFID.
- An Update on EPC RFID Adoption
Some leading adopters of EPC RFID say they wish they were further along, but are comfortable with the progress they've made to date.
- The Value Is in the Data
Many Sam's Club suppliers still don't understand how Electronic Product Code systems and standards enable companies to improve the way they do business.
- 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.
- Tagging Sellable Units
Sam's Club has spelled out an aggressive timetable for item-level tracking. Help is at hand, so suppliers can successfully tag a wide variety of products and achieve internal benefits.