RFID's secret path to ROI

Thursday, 3 June 2004, 8:46 AM EST

Not too long ago, Wal-Mart launched its much-ballyhooed pilot project to use radio frequency identification (RFID) technology to wring further costs out of its vast partner network -- and more significantly, revamp its supply chain methodologies.

Indeed, most analysts believe that RFID will be the bedrock of most supply chains 10 to 20 years from now, with Wal-Mart's early adopter embrace of the technology providing a road map to success -- or as the case may be, a case study in what not to do.

For Wal-Mart, the stakes are high -- but so are the ultimate benefits. As the retail conglomerate continues to expand, it must make its operations as lean and mean as possible.

By Erika Morphy at NewsFactor.

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