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ABI Research survey confirms RFID moving beyond supply chain management

An online end-user survey recently completed by ABI Research has found that RFID is being used or evaluated for a g...


July 17, 2007  


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An online end-user survey recently completed by ABI Research has found that RFID is being used or evaluated for a growing number of applications across a wide range of vertical industry sectors.

More than 175 organizations worldwide responded to the survey, providing a detailed picture of the current state of RFID adoption and identifying key markets trends, system requirements, expenditures, and more.

According to ABI Research director Michael Liard, the business case and value proposition for RFID is being realized across many types of organizations.

The results of ABI Research’s 2007 Annual RFID End-User Survey indicate that RFID’s opportunity is not limited to open-loop supply chain management; other application areas include asset management, security access control, and inventory management in closed-loop environments, he said.

Not all the respondents use RFID. Some respondents evaluated RFID, but decided not to deploy the technology.

The reasons non-users cited for not deploying or evaluating the technology include limited application relevance, the success of existing automatic identification solutions already, concerns about ROI, and a lack of clarity regarding RFID’s potential benefits, ABI said.