Allied Domecq is a major producer of wine and spirits. Trials were undertaken with RFID within manufacturing and supply chain environments that successfully demonstrated the benefits that could be accomplished in a closed system.
Gillette has been one of the companies responsible for driving the development of RFID technology. Shrinkage (a mixture of loss and theft) was the main reason for Gillette’s interest in RFID technology. Trials have been conducted in a Tesco’s supermarket in Cambridge and at a Wal-Mart’s distribution centre in Massachusetts.