04 November 2004
Manhattan Associates claims users can introduce radio frequency identification (RFID) tagging quickly with a new system.
Its EPC Manager solution can be implemented with any existing third-party, custom or legacy supply chain system. It is said to ease integration across multiple platforms, applications, data formats and communication protocols.
Eddie Capel, vice-president of product management at Manhattan Associates, said: "EPC Manager alleviates one of the key concerns in the marketplace - how to meet RFID compliance mandates without having to replace existing systems.
"Because it can be integrated with any existing application, it allows companies to meet immediate needs while implementing a solution that can grow with their business."
The system has been tested by consultancy Accenture in pharmaceutical RFID supply chain trials, where the technology has shown how it can improve security, improve speed of recalls and boost order accuracy.