Will bar code base self-scanning systems doom item-level RFID tagging in CPG to retail?
from Supply Chain Digest
The Supply Chain Digest editorial staff writes, "As we've noted in the past, the initial vision of an RFID-enabled consumer packaged goods to retail supply chain that was the foundation of the electronic product code movement starting in 2003 has largely floundered, even as there is now at last strong activity in such areas as apparel. While many believe that someday the value prop for item-level RFID in mainstream retail (grocery, mass merchandise) will emerge as tag costs go low enough, we wonder if the emergence and apparent popularity of bar code-based mobile self-scanning systems will mean the need for or potential advantages of item-level RFID in most retail applications never will get off the mat."
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