Thursday, June 15, 2006

RFID ROI - What Is The Value-Add?

These two tags Checkpoint RFID tags, masked with black tape, may offer a clue to the "mystery company." They were the only tags in the Checkpoint display which showed an effort to obscure the identity of the company involved. The attempt appears halfhearted, however, since the black tape covering the tags fails to conceal the "Abercrombie & Fitch" collegiate logo at the lower right.
Image Credit: CASPIAN

Many companies are considering investments in radio frequency identification (RFID) systems to help track the location of products in the supply chain. But they should not look to these systems to easily pay for themselves.

There is always a cost in investment, application development, and implementation.

In the example provided in this interactive tool, Baseline, working from a hypothetical case developed by AMR Research, calculates the costs of an RFID implementation at a consumer goods retailer with $5 billion in annual revenue.

The insights of process this tool provides, may help in your effort to bring RFID controls to your company ... no matter the size or annual revenue.
(HT: Ziff-Davis Internet)

Calculator: Figuring the ROI of RFID
Baseline Tools - June 8, 2006

This return-on-investment calculator shows why radio frequency ID tags are a tough sell for some companies.
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