19 April 2007 | Paul Snell
The importance of using radio frequency identification (RFID) tags to improve supply chain performance is less popular than once believed.
A study by ARC Research found the use of wireless supply chain technologies was the least important priority of supply chain professionals when asked to rank their top 10 interests in supply chain technology.
The poll found new software, the use of technology to optimise the supply chain and increased use of demand-planning technology were the three most important issues.
The survey also found issues involving people, such as benchmarking and key performance indicators, were given a lower priority than many technology subjects.
The research group suggested because of the increased interest in financial aspects of the supply chain, firms would appreciate suppliers who could offer these services.
The group surveyed 57 supply chain professionals from prominent companies worldwide.