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RFID deployment center aids fulfillment

SIS Technologies, Distribution Center Logistics, and grocery carrier Transport Industries have established a radio frequency identification (RFID) deployment center to help logistics companies meet mandates from Dallas TX-area customers including Wal-Mart.

Capabilities of the 150,000-square-foot facility include product and pallet tagging, cross-docking, and consolidation services, making this the first full-function facility for RFID deployment, SIS officials claim.

“RFID is more than just a technology challenge, so we sought to enter this market from a broader perspective,” said John Reed, chief operating officer of SIS.

“Transport Industries has interdistribution center optimization technology that utilizes mobilecomm truck information,” said spokesperson Mike Voelk of Transport Industries, a supplier to DC Logistics. More than 1,600 Qualcomm-equipped trucks are dedicated to deliver to Wal-Mart distribution centers.

“This technology enables economical fulfillment between the center and Wal-Mart DCs,” said Voelk.

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