For retailers and the other vertical industries, radio frequency identification (RFID) tags present enormous opportunities to improve supply chain operations, since real-time inventory control, tracking, and alerting capabilities could be very important advantages of RFID. As tagged inventory goes through ports, terminals, freight forwarders, and into a distribution center, the RFID tag should provide near real-time visibility of an item's whereabouts at all times.
into a DC, the RFID tag provides real-time visibility of an item's whereabouts at all times. With RFID, WMS/TMS suites will be able to track and maintain inventory with minimal supervision in an entire network of DCs in a fraction of the time currently required. RedPrairie As a follow up, mid- 2003, RedPrairie further articulated its strategy for helping customers implement and benefit from emerging RFID technology. As part of this strategy, RedPrairie announced availability of RFID Accelerator , a new