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.
the RFID Lab, integrating RFID scanned information with WMS data to produce the ASN and shipping documents required by Wal-Mart and the US Department of Defense ( DoD ). It accepts scanned data from multiple tag manufacturers including, among others: Alien , Matrics , and Intermec . RedPrairie has also developed a mobile lab for client pilot studies and industry events. Additionally, the vendor has entered into a valued-added reseller (VAR) agreement with Metrics to integrate and sell their RFID readers