The Rise, Fall and Return of RFID

RFID Scanning Items

September 4, 2018

Deborah Abrams Kaplan of Supply Chain Dive discusses how fifteen years after Walmart launched a costly pilot project, RFID sensors are coming back in style thanks to proven benefits for retailers and their suppliers.

In 2003, Walmart told its top 100 suppliers and vendors they had to tag all pallets and cases with RFID tags within two years. Bill Hardgrave, who consulted with the large retailer and its vendors alongside his colleagues when he was at the University of Arkansas, said use in retail jumpstarted with that announcement.

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