Enabling omnichannel services and driving value
In the early years of UHF RFID technology, development was heavily impacted by the requirements of retailers in the FMCG sector. As a result the Electronic Product Code (EPC), which is now the predominant standard for encoding UHF transponders in many other industries, was defined. Still today, ensuring optimal item-level availability of goods at all stages of the supply chain is one of the biggest challenges for retailers.
With the merging of online and offline channels also known as no-line commerce, accurate real-time information about product inventory and local distribution is becoming increasingly important.
UHF RFID can deliver this real-time visibility and is now an essential complement to the barcode with the potential to maybe even replace it in the long run. Leading retailers are already successfully using this technology along their supply chains.