SOURCE: eyefortransport

August 02, 2005 08:12 ET

EYEFORTRANSPORT - RFID IN TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS

Shanghai -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 2, 2005 --

Press Release 
 
Date: 01 August 2005 
 
For immediate release 

eyefortransport's "RFID in Transportation & Logistics" report identifies the key issues facing transportation & logistics companies and their customers when it comes to RFID implementation.

(London, 1st August 2005)

The new report examines the reasons behind companies' RFID strategies, the obstacles they foresee and the benefits they expect to realise through implementation of the technology. The report also compares this year's survey data with that of a similar survey conducted last year.

Despite the acknowledged benefits of implementing RFID solutions, the adoption rate is slow. Cost and lack of standards are still significant impediments to widespread adoption.

This year's survey revealed that while a large number of respondents across the board are actively engaged in research and strategy planning, a high percentage of respondents from all segments are adopting a wait-and-see attitude.

eyefortransport's RFID in Transportation & Logistics survey drew responses from over 200 industry professionals and key players. The results of the survey have been published in a report : RFID in Transportation & Logistics - An analysis of eyefortransport's recent survey, which can be downloaded from www.eyefortransport.com/rfid2005/report.shtml

Much of the data gathered from this survey will be discussed and debated at the 2nd RFID Opportunities for Transport & Logistics Providers conference, which takes place on 4-5 October at the Rio hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is an event for transport and logistics industry executives who are interested in meeting with customers and peers to find out how to develop and execute a profitable RFID strategy.

This will be the only event focused solely on how transport and logistics providers can utilise RFID!

"Excellent timing, focus and content," said 2004 RFID Opportunities for Transport & Logistics Providers conference attendee - Erleen Anderson, Industry Strategy Manager for DHL Worldwide Express Logistics. "Logistics providers make RFID usage real and learning from each other benefits all our customers by enabling faster ROI realization."

 
At the conference you will: 
 
* Hear 4 real life case-studies from transport & logistics providers
  who are already making their RFID investment pay - Exel, UPS, Menlo
  Worldwide & TNT share their experiences with you!  

* Get an update from 3 customers on their latest RFID initiatives
  and hear first-hand how they want to work with transport &
  logistics providers - DoD, Michelin & Goodyear tell all - How
  do you adapt your RFID strategy to match your customer's needs 

* Take part in 5 interactive panel sessions where you will
  get all your questions answered  

* Take part in 10 topic focused roundtables 

* Get a standards update from EPC Global 

* Network with 150 of your peers 

* Visit a focused RFID exhibition 

See www.eyefortransport.com/rfid2005 for more details.
"RFID has been the buzzword in the industry for some time now," says Andrew Bold, of EFT Research Service. "Separating truth from hype is a major challenge for LSPs and their customers - this event provides a key opportunity to learn from real-life Transport and logistics success (and failure!) stories; and the interactive sessions offer an unmissable opportunity to get YOUR questions answered. A key event in the T&L calendar".

For more information on the survey results or the conference, contact Izabela Janecka at ijanecka@eyefortransport.com US toll-free 1 800 814 3459 ext 252 or +44 (0) 20 7375 7564.

 
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