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RFID Takes Another Small Step

Posted in Retail/Marketing

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I have written before about the growing influence of RFID technology, but in another sign that it is evolving into a mainstream technology; on Tuesday it was reported that Walgreen’s, the largest drug store chain in the United States, has integrated RFID technology into its shipping, warehouse management and material handling operations at its newest facility in South Carolina.

What I found really impressive with the news is that the technology is expected to make the distribution center 20% more efficient. Reportedly, nearly half of the workers at the facility have autism or other developmental or physical disabilities which suggests that the technology might also be helpful in bringing even more of these workers into the workplace.

Interested in seeing related articles? Check out these past posts by Jack Uldrich:

The Future of the Grocery Store

Retailers Begin to Jump the Curve

RFID Gets Untracked



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