Beyond Customer Mandates: RFID Promises Operational Benefits

September, 2005


Many companies start implementation of RFID because major customers such as Wal-Mart force them to. However, RFID has much to offer in its own right in terms of better management control in a variety of applications.  This report analyzes the factors that IT groups should consider in planning for RFID along with economic insights into the value of the technology. Specific software and IT systems are discussed, including the crucial issues of standardization and security.