Radio frequency identification has finally found its rightful place in the retail IT ecosystem.
The rise of omnichannel retailing and shoppers' increased expectation for on-demand information are creating unprecedented pressure for real-time inventory visibility. As a result, RFID is poised to become a critical retail enabler, uniquely designed to provide the insight that retailers need to optimize inventory and store operations.
RFID technology has made huge strides in recent years. The retail user community has conducted pilots, learned many lessons and identified strong use cases. Standards have been established to create interoperability across the supply chain. RFID technology performance has improved greatly, while at the same time, costs have dropped dramatically. The technology promises new insights as retailers transform their business operations.