RFID item-level tag @ retail

The retail giant Wal-Mart will place radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags on underwear, jeans and other consumer items to keep better track of its inventory from next month.

Wal-Mart will be embed RFID tag in the items you buy at the store which previously used on pallets carrying products. Store workers can quickly check the stock of an item on a shelf by scanning the tag with a handheld reader. In addition to managing inventory, Wal-Mart hopes that the tags will help avoid employee theft by allowing the store to track the clothing throughout the store.

RFID item-level tagging helps retailers realize greater overall productivity, and makes to retail operations with inventory accuracy increasing up to 99percent, compared with 70percent to 80percent. Apart from the large retailer like Wal-Mart, some small and medium size retailers have begun to try to introduce RFID system in their store.Florida shoe retailer Peltz Shoes as an example, has saved approximately 1,500 man-hours in the past year by applying a passive GPC Gen2 RFID tags to every box containing a pair of shoes at each of its four stores, and by employing an RFID-enabled cart to manage its inventory.