“Manhattan Associates had a primary role in getting Wal-Mart suppliers compliant with the RFID mandate. What core concepts or processes contributed to this acceptance and use?
Gilbert: Manhattan Associates led the supply chain industry with its retail compliance initiative from the earliest days. RFID was a logical extension of that, and our experience in other compliance initiatives was key. We were also very early proponents of RFID, being the first supply chain solutions provider to join the original Auto-ID center (now EPC global), long before Wal-Mart announced any mandates. We have a large, installed client base. We talked with many of our key customers to understand their points of view on the new technology. The combination of all of these factors created a real advantage for us. “
Editors are involved in a number of interviews and can assure you that there is nothing – nothing – more lame than throwing a softball and getting a PR answer back.
Needless to say we were dissapointed to read this. Could have been good. In fact really bad.
We’ll close up with:
“Will RFID technology extend out into other walks of life, such as in the retail store itself and in the home?
Whether or not the technology ever makes it into our homes is a difficult question to answer. There are potential privacy issues, and issues of how to control the access to the information that could be gathered with RFID in the house.”