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RFID ... For Customers?
Recently I spoke at the National Retail Federation in the center of retail: New York City! The big buzz this year, no surprise, was about RFID.

rfid cards  bunch of misconceptions about RFID in retail that were front and center in our discussion—poor ROI, reluctant consumers, over investing, overly well-honed processes—instead of attacking the huge delta of lost sales and waste still in the retail supply chain. Replenishment—Making it Smart First, I want to take issue with the whole concept of POS, telling the whole story about replenishment. I have really come full circle on this issue, watching the actual behavior of customers. I used to think,

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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

Radio frequency identification (RFID) criteria cover tags and storage devices, readers, wireless hubs and servers, and the middleware necessary for evaluating an RFID system deployment. RFID systems are used in different situations that require the tracking of unique items. RFID tags, in the context of enterprise resource planning and supply chain management, make items visible from manufacturing through distribution. RFID tags may be used to carry basic information such as an address, to more complex information used at different stages of an assembly line.  

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