79% of manufacturing, retail and transportation companies plan an RFID pilot

IT decision makers from a variety of industries including manufacturing, retail, transportation, and the government sector were surveyed by Wavelink Corporation in conjunction with Frontline Solutions Magazine and Frontline Solutions Conference and Expo. 79% of survey respondents plan to pilot or implement an RFID solution. Of this number, 22% have already implemented a pilot RFID program; while 42% will implement in the next 12 months. The remaining 21% plan to implement an RFID solution within 12 to 24 months. The top reasons cited for implementing RFID include improving the ability to track goods, meeting customer requirements, and receiving greater efficiencies in shipping and receiving. Concerns focused on high cost, an early, untested market, and lack of sophisticated software to integrate RFID with other business applications such as supply chain management and ERP systems.