RFID in the Supply Chain: Fizzling Technology or the Future of Effective SCM?
MARCH 1, 2018
In 2003, Walmart announced that all of its suppliers would need to have Radio frequency identification (RFID) tags on all pallets and cases by 2006. Wal-Mart CIO Linda Dillman oversaw the implementation of the retailer’s first electronic product code (EPC) compliance program in 2003, and by the end of 2006, Wal-Mart had deployed RFID chips on pallets for its top 100 vendors and suppliers. Passive RFID tags, on the other hand, rely on power sources within external RFID tag readers.