Wipro Tech takes the RFID plunge

Wipro Technologies, the global IT services division of Wipro Limited, has
announced that it has become a member of the EPCglobal Network, a joint venture
between EAN International and the Uniform Code Council (UCC). Bullish about the
growth of the radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, Wipro
Technologies is the first Indian software services company to enter this league.

"By providing near perfect supply chain visibility, RFID has the
potential to radically alter the way retail and CPG companies do their
business," said Bhanumurthy BM, vice-president, retail, CPG and
distribution solutions at Wipro Technologies. "We have been following the
work done at the Auto-ID center at MIT very closely, and are convinced that the
new technology and business framework around RFID and EPC network will transform
the retail supply chain and demand management, as we know it today. As a member
of EPCglobal Network and a provider of end-to-end IT solutions, we can play a
leading role in helping organizations use this technology for near- and
long-term RoI," he added.

EPCglobal is participating in the development of industry-driven standards
for the electronic product code (EPC) network to support the use of RFID in
today’s fast-moving, information rich trading networks. The EPC network is
being touted as an enabling technology that can transform the global supply
chain through a new, open global standard for real-time, automatic
identification of items in the supply chain of any company, in any industry,
anywhere in the world. The EPC network is expected to make organizations more
effective by enabling true visibility of information about items in the supply


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