WAL-MART PIONEERING RFID USE WITH DRUGS

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Though Wal-Mart Stores is better known for its radio frequency identification program with its top 100 suppliers in the Dallas market, it is quietly moving ahead with a limited test of RFID on pharmaceutical products.RFID tags and readers are being used "to read product inbound [to a distribution center], and verify pick and store orders," said Kerry Pauling, vice president of information

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Though Wal-Mart Stores is better known for its radio frequency identification program with its top 100 suppliers in the Dallas market, it is quietly moving ahead with a limited test of RFID on pharmaceutical products.

RFID tags and readers are being used "to read product inbound [to a distribution center], and verify pick and store orders," said Kerry Pauling, vice president of information systems for Wal-Mart, Bentonville, Ark., at the Distribution and Logistics Conf

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