Executive Briefings

Wal-Mart: Some Suppliers Didn't Benefit from RFID Initiative

Four years after Wal-Mart announced its RFID plans, only about 600 of Wal-Mart's 60,000-odd nationwide suppliers have gotten involved in the project. Without widespread adoption, the cost of RFID tags, readers and supporting systems remains a barrier.
"We haven't lost faith in the potential of the technology," says Simon Langford, head of Wal-Mart's RFID initiative. "But we have had to change our strategy to provide more benefits to our suppliers."
Source: Baseline, http://www.baselinemag.com

Four years after Wal-Mart announced its RFID plans, only about 600 of Wal-Mart's 60,000-odd nationwide suppliers have gotten involved in the project. Without widespread adoption, the cost of RFID tags, readers and supporting systems remains a barrier.
"We haven't lost faith in the potential of the technology," says Simon Langford, head of Wal-Mart's RFID initiative. "But we have had to change our strategy to provide more benefits to our suppliers."
Source: Baseline, http://www.baselinemag.com