In its research of businesses across Europe and North America, CSC found that 61% of respondents had achieved reductions in supply chain costs from one to 10%, while 13% had saved between 11 and 20%. Plus, 49% of businesses said their supply chain strategy was aligned with corporate strategy and 52% said it was being formally reviewed every year.
RFID was described by 16% of businesses as a technology that was driving results in the supply chain. Nearly one third (31%) of those surveyed said they were interested in investing in RFID. However, more than 80% said it was still at the “internal optimisation” stage.
The report comes as Wal-Mart chief information officer Linda Dillman claimed RFID had helped build sales as a result of improved availability on key items. Out-of-stocks were reduced by 16% in stores trialling RFID in the past year.