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How Do You Decide Which RFID Strategy to Employ in Your Organization?

The advancement of technology, combined with demand from customers, has continued to fuel interest in radio frequency identification tagging systems. Yet for all the attention paid to RFID, data from APQC's Open Standards Benchmarking in logistics shows a majority of organizations have not adopted an RFID tagging strategy.

The remaining respondents use three strategies most often: tag all products in manufacturing; place tags on products before shipping to comply with customer mandates ("slap and ship"); and maintain separate inventories of tagged and untagged items.

Given the variety of RFID strategies organizations can adopt, it can be difficult to determine which strategy (if any) is best. To decide, organizations must consider multiple factors, including potential benefits to logistics operations and any customer requirements.

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Keywords: RFID, supply chain management IT, RFID strategies in the enterprise

The remaining respondents use three strategies most often: tag all products in manufacturing; place tags on products before shipping to comply with customer mandates ("slap and ship"); and maintain separate inventories of tagged and untagged items.

Given the variety of RFID strategies organizations can adopt, it can be difficult to determine which strategy (if any) is best. To decide, organizations must consider multiple factors, including potential benefits to logistics operations and any customer requirements.

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Keywords: RFID, supply chain management IT, RFID strategies in the enterprise