Gartner Research

Use Our Checklist to Implement RFID in Your Retail Supply Chain

Published: 02 December 2003

ID: G00128789

Analyst(s): Hung LeHong , John Davison


Significant process change is required to get the most out of radio frequency identification in the retail supply chain. We describe nine steps to help you redesign your operations for RFID.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Predictions
  • Viewpoint
    • Plan for a dual barcode/RFID tag supply chain
  • Dynamics
    • The GartnerG2 RFID process change checklist
    • Determine how RFID-tagged inventory will flow through your supply chain.
    • Redesign processes for non-line-of-sight reading capabilities.
    • Deal with the physics.
    • Design different processes for different types of merchandise.
    • Redesign DC and store backroom layout.
    • Determine how to use RFID data.
    • Design real-time decision-making capabilities.
    • Redesign roles and responsibilities.
    • Build in benefit-seeking processes.
  • Predictions
  • Recommendations
  • Methodology

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