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2008

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Smart packaging

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Rfid Research And Testing For Packages Of Apparel, Consumer Goods And Fresh Produce In The Retail Distribution Environment, S. P. Singh, M. Mccartney, Jay Singh, R. Clarke Mar 2008

Rfid Research And Testing For Packages Of Apparel, Consumer Goods And Fresh Produce In The Retail Distribution Environment, S. P. Singh, M. Mccartney, Jay Singh, R. Clarke

Industrial Technology and Packaging

Radio frequency identification (RFID) is a term used for any device that can be sensed at a distance by radio frequencies with few problems of obstruction. The origins of the term lie in the invention of tags that reflect or retransmit a radiofrequency signal. According to a recent article by Forrester Research, the minimal ‘Slap and Ship’ approach to RFID compliance will cost an individual company between $2 million and $20 million. Because retailers like Wal-Mart plan to share with their suppliers all the RFID-generated data points (from when a case/pallet enters their distribution centre until it leaves their ...