Manufacturers Outpace Retail Sector In Using RFID

While 44% of manufacturers have developed a timeline for RFID implementation, only 9% of retailers have detailed plans, according to the "RFID: How Far, How Fast?" sponsored by NCR Corporation and conducted by Retail Systems Alert Group.

Manufacturers are opting to look at RFID implement within a narrow product range, from one to 50 product lines rather than a broader range, as was the case in 2005, according to the survey. Among those companies that have a timeline for RFID adoption, most respondents (both retailers and manufacturers) report that they have pilot distribution centers up and running.

It seems RFID awareness is high among executives with many survey respondents knowledgeable about the benefits their companies can expect within the first five years of implementation.

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