For retailers and the other vertical industries, radio frequency identification (RFID) tags present enormous opportunities to improve supply chain operations, since real-time inventory control, tracking, and alerting capabilities could be very important advantages of RFID. As tagged inventory goes through ports, terminals, freight forwarders, and into a distribution center, the RFID tag should provide near real-time visibility of an item's whereabouts at all times.
Center of Excellence were Intermec Technologies Corp. , Unilever , Georgia-Pacific , Marconi InfoChain , and CHEP International . RedPrairie and the other participants then pledged to work together to define where, within the supply chain process, RFID will have the greatest benefit and will translate these benefits into increased functionality within SCE applications. To that end, the vendor has since conducted over a dozen of educational workshops on RFID around the US last fall and this spring, in