RFID Technology Makes Its Way Into UPS Operation

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With several tests under way, United Parcel Service of
America Inc. (UPS) has been delving into RFID technology.
The company says that RFID will be available as soon as
customers want it. Albert L. Wright, vice president of
engineering for UPS, told InformationWeek.com that
the parcel service plans to provide RFID systems and
services to customers, will participate in RFID standards
bodies, be an internal user of the technology and invest in
RFID systems. UPS has invested in Impinj Inc. and Savi
Technology, two RFID companies.

“To say today that RFID is going to be an end-all solution to transform the logistics supply chain I think is a little premature,” says Wright. “The value proposition for RFID has to be done by each industry, and each user, to determine if there is a return on invested capital.”

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