The Rise, Fall and Return of RFID

Ask someone about the history of RFID and the first thing you’ll likely hear is about Walmart.

In 2003, Walmart told its top 100 suppliers and vendors they had to tag all pallets and cases with RFID tags within two years. Bill Hardgrave, who consulted with the large retailer and its vendors alongside his colleagues when he was at the University of Arkansas, said use in retail jumpstarted with that announcement.

“At that time, we all believed that RFID was the technology meant for the supply chain and for pallets and cases only,” Hardgrave, who would go on to start the RFID Research Center a few years later and is now the provost at Auburn University, told Supply Chain Dive…[READ MORE]

Source: The Rise, Fall And Return Of RFID | retaildive.com

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