In the future, Exel will open similar Centers in Asia and Europe. Customer segments that will participate include consumer, retail and technology. Testing will be conducted on many aspects of RFID implementation. As Exel explains, testing will cover “chip positioning, pallet configuration, material handling and distribution center layout. Moreover, the laboratory setting will aid in determining the accuracy, reliability and security of RFID in affordably delivering necessary supply chain visibility levels.”
Although Exel is currently conducting RFID pilot projects with individual companies in Europe, the Asian Pacific region and the Americas, this will be the first of its Centers of Excellence.