Calculating Return on Investment (ROI) of RFID in Retail Apparel Supplier’s Distribution Centers

This paper from Auburn University RFID Lab focuses on a few key use cases in order to determine to what extent RFID can be used to generate ROI within retail apparel supplier’s own operations. Much of the research focused on the Supplier’s Distribution Centers, and how RFID can help with inventory accuracy and shipping accuracy. The effects of inventory accuracy on Retailer claims and DC operations are also discussed. Some tools are included to allow suppliers to calculate potential ROI within their own operations.