HENKEL BEGINS DEPLOYMENT OF RFID SYSTEM FOR WAL-MART
October 25, 2004
Multinational consumer goods manufacturer The Henkel Group says the U.S. and Canadian units of its consumer adhesives division are in the process of deploying RFID at operations in Avon, OH, Oklahoma City, OK, and Brampton, Ontario, Canada. As one of Wal-Mart's top 100 suppliers, Henkel falls under the retailer's mandate to put RFID tags carrying Electronic Product Codes (EPCs) on pallets and cases delivered to Wal-Mart starting in 2005. Henkel believes that RFID technology will change the overall landscape of its supply chain by providing better visibility within its operational facilities, while also providing its retail customers with better information to improve product in-stocks.