A workforce skills shortage and the still-unclear return on investment for supply chain applications have been barriers to RFID adoption, according to the latest survey by CompTIA. However, vendors are still bullish on the space. Retail, pharma and automotive "are the areas in which we have seen the greatest interest and deployment of RFID," says CompTIA spokesperson Steven Ostrowski.
Asset-tracking and closed loop manufacturing applications are the most typical deployments, he added.
The area in which RFID is likely to bring the greatest value-add--a supply chain of multiple partners and vendors-- is where deployment of the technology is slowest, he said, and probably accounts for the large percentage of vendors' customers that have not moved toward adopting it.
Source: CRM Buyer, http://crmbuyer.com
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