All companies surveyed were located within the United States, varying in revenue size, as well as in industry, says Sheldon Reich, Cybra's vice president of solutions - though a large percentage of respondents were retail-based, since the majority of Cybra's customers are in the apparel or other retail space. The RFID growth reported by respondents, he notes, indicates that item-level tagging for the retail sector is on the rise, largely the result of mandates. However, he adds, much of that growth is also taking place within companies operating a closed-loop supply chain, selling the products they make within their own stores.
The survey found that 70 percent of responding companies either use or plan to use RFID, with 54 percent currently utilizing the technology. Nineteen percent of respondents reported having no plans to implement RFID.
Of those taking the survey, 81 percent indicated that they expected to recoup their investment in RFID within three years, while 56 percent anticipated a return on investment within two years.
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