Wal-Mart mandate fuels interest in EPC Symposium

Companies seem to be overcoming their skepticism and are now trying to figure out what it will take to make Radio Frequency...

Companies seem to be overcoming their scepticism and are now trying to figure out what it will take to make Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology work within their operations, based on attendee interest at last month’s Auto- ID Center’s Electronic Product Code (EPC) Symposium.


The presence of high-level executives from consumer goods companies shows that the move from research to reality is beginning. Interest was sparked not as a natural byproduct of the maturing of this technology, but more because of Wal-Mart’s mandate that its top 100 suppliers be using RFID within the next 16 months, with plans to eventually put the tags that emit radio signals about every detail of a product on nearly every item manufactured.

Click here to read this report >>


This was last published in October 2003

Read more on Business applications

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Please create a username to comment.