Near-term ROI Lacking for EPC RFID, Study Finds

Companies project two-year-plus paybacks on investments in electronic product code radio frequency identification, but mandates loom ARC

  • The reliability of reads improves greatly.

  • The cost of tags drops.

  • A critical mass of retailers has RFID mandates in place.

  • Finally, more efficient warehouse receiving and better management of inbound materials may have to wait until companies have been able to negotiate with their upstream suppliers to engage in more RFID tagging.

For more information on trends relating to RFID, see the following articles:

For more information on the use of RFID solutions in the supply chain, see "Needle in a Supply Chain Haystack," the Net Best Thing column in the January 2002 issue of (now ) magazine.