Everyone mentions “RFID” and “Wal-Mart” in the same breath. For the record, Target met with its suppliers to start the process on its first RFID pilots as well.

Requirements identified to date include applying RFID tags to cartons and pallets shipped to regional distribution centers and using 96-bit tags based on EPCglobal standards. An EPCglobal logo is required on cartons and pallets, all current markings and bar codes for pallets and cartons will continue to be applied, and EDI ship notice manifests will still be required.