Wendy’s Pilot Finds Traceability, Inventory Count Speed Boost With RFID

By Claire Swedberg

The quick-service restaurant chain's Quality Supply Chain Co-op has piloted RFID at one Ohio location and now plans a proof-of-concept to track the technology's use from supplier to warehouse and to restaurant, bringing visibility to the entire supply chain.

Employees were skeptical at a  Wendy's restaurant in Dover, Ohio, when the company's  Quality Supply Chain Co-op (QSCC) launched an RFID technology pilot there for traceability and inventory tracking. The system posed a potential time-consuming addition to their routines by requiring the application of RFID tags to each carton of goods, ranging from hamburgers to cutlery. That changed within a few months, however, says project leader Dan Bromberg, ...

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