Infosys Technologies today announced its solution for
RFID adoption, enabling customers to harness the supply
chain optimisation that this technology provides, including
advanced product tracking and greater inventory control.
Sarma, a professor of mechanical engineering at Massachusetts
Institute of Technology and former chairman of research
and co-founder of the Auto-ID Centre at MIT, during a
visit to Infosys, highlighted some of the challenges to
EPC/RFID adoption. He said: "Realising business processes
improvements through RFID will be the key to success in
RFID adoption. I commend Infosys's technology leadership
and development of its solution."
across verticals face many challenges in real-time visibility
and tracking of physical movement of goods, assets and
personnel," says Nandan M Nilekani, president and
CEO, Infosys. "Our customers can now look to us to
provide the cost reduction, improved customer service
and streamlined operations with the launch of our RFID
solution and expertise."
is identifying pilots with clients based on strategy sessions
on RFID technology and how best it can be applied to their
business processes. Infosys's solution will enable clients
to evaluate the technology in their business context,
build a business case and develop a roadmap for phased
an automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) technology,
has generated tremendous interest with the recent announcement
of Wal-Mart and the US Department of Defence requiring
its vendors to adopt RFID by 2005. While RFID has been
around for decades, cost of the technology and lack of
standards hampered its widespread adoption.
of this changed with the efforts of the former Auto-ID
Centre at MIT, which was instrumental in the evolution
of the electronic product code (EPC) family standards
and the formation of EPCGlobal Inc, a cross-industry organisation
for the development of industry driven standards for the
EPC Network using RFID.
solution approach will enable its customers to derive
business benefits while requiring optimal capital investments
and also ensuring a low total cost of ownership.