The Big Ideas panel session hosted this week focus on the acceleration of global RFID adoption by retailers.
“Of the top 30 retailers in the US, two out of three have something going on with RFID. If you’re not doing it now, you’re already behind, and if that doesn’t scare you, it should,” says industry expert Dr. Bill Hardgrave, “To succeed in the retail and apparel industry, you’ve got to solve the fundamentals first, which means inventory accuracy, and then you can focus on enhancing the customer experience. If you haven’t started addressing the fundamentals, you are behind.”
“RFID is about sales growth and improving customer experience,” says expert Pam Sweeney, “We’re moving forward with additional categories and penetration into existing categories. The greater the penetration of RFID throughout the supply chain, the greater the benefits we see. I encourage more retailers to get on board.”
“We’re seeing a significant number of retailers piloting and adopting RFID around the world,” says expert Francisco Melo, “This is due to the return on investment RFID delivers, its ability to significantly improve inventory accuracy and the simplification of implementation.”