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Potential Breakthrough in Passive RFID Tag Design and ...

A new RFID passive tag design - the type of tag typically used in retail as well as many other applications - from engineers at North Carolina State University is said to result in tags that are 25% smaller than current versions and are therefore less expensive.

Supply Chain Digest Says...

Brian Kelly, director of supply-chain management at Johnson Controls, said he hopes someday to have RFID...

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RFID News: Should the DoD Tag its RFID Tags?

RFID News: Should the DoD Tag its RFID Tags?

GAO report says government could save millions by re-using active tags; Is there a battlefield issue?



SCDigest editorial staff

The News: A report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) suggests the Department of Defense could be wasting millions by not re-using expensive active RFID tags.

The Impact: Not much in practice, although it has...

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Related topics : active rfid tag uses / dod active rfid tags / how much do active rfid tags cost / active rfid tag design / active rfid tag components

RFID News: Looking Back at the Wal-Mart RFID Timeline

RFID News: Looking Back at the Wal-Mart RFID Time Line

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From Initial Announcement in June 2003 to Procter and Gamble Pull Out of Display Tagging Last Week, We Review Key Announcements and Events


SCDigest Editorial Staff

SCDigest Says:

February 2009: Procter & Gamble says that after "validating" the benefits of RFID in...

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Supply Chain Comment: Did Walmart's Failed Case Tagging ...

Gilmore is Editor and President of Supply Chain Digest, which he founded in 2003.

April 19, 2017

Supply Chain Comment: Did Walmart's Failed Case Tagging Program Set RFID Back or Move it Forward?

Led to Rapid Improvements in the Technology for Sure, but No Retailer has Tried Case-Level Program Since

It will soon be the 14-year anniversary of the start of Walmart infamous RFID program.

I say...

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Wal-Mart RFID Out of Stock Study - Reader Comments Page 2

I believe your out-of-stock reduction calculations are right on.

The other consideration is the cost.

As far as I can tell the incremental profit to the retailer and the manufacturer is much less than the cost of tagging every case of product, except for very high value products.

Don Mowery

Extended Enterprise Group North America

Nestlé Purina PetCare Company


A very sweeping and likely...

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Related topics : rfid out of stock / rfid tag production cost