Prominent organizations and retailers, such as Walmart and the US Department of Defense are taking advantage of radio frequency identification, which promises real time tracking of products from the manufacturing floor to the checkout terminal. Despite the typical risks associated with adopting any early-stage technology, the competitive advantage and bottom-line business benefits of RFID are significant to both retailers and suppliers. It can significantly decrease warehouse, distribution, and inventory costs; increase margins; and enhance customer service.
workload required to make RFID effective at the product level. Reaping the rewards will require a large investment in computing power, bandwidth, storage, IT operations, and administration per store. Product level tagging does not always work : Current tags do not transmit well on certain products, such as liquids or metals. This limits the overall benefit of RFID until the problem can be resolved. Complexity and required investment levels : RFID implementation is complex in all ways: process