Tagged Shipments Still Low
- A large percentage of mandated suppliers limited their deployments, meeting minimal mandate requirements (predominantly through manual "slap-and-ship" installations);
- Technology performance (i.e., read rate accuracy, dense reader mode operation, etc.) was not stellar at the beginning of 2005, but improved as the year progressed — most notably through the introduction of higher-performing Gen2-compliant products and firmware upgrades;
- The ISO-18000-6C standards approval process has been more protracted than expected, delaying Gen2 product development and user adoption (particularly outside North America); and,
- Most of the companies adopting RFID because of mandates initially find it challenging to measure an internal return on investment (ROI). ROI is realized when real-time RFID information becomes part of the enterprise's underlying business processes — a level the majority of purely compliance-based adopters have not yet reached.
Additional Articles of Interest
holistic look Time for RFID: Applying RFID in the Supply Chain
future of the RFID market The O'RFID Factor: A 'No Spin' Look at Where Radio Frequency Identification Is Headed Supply & Demand Chain Executive
radio frequency identification (RFID) this link extensive listing
- More research from VDC.