NEW YORK -- Two weeks into 2005, 57 suppliers were shipping pallets and cases affixed with radio frequency identification tags to three Wal-Mart Stores' distribution centers in the Dallas/Forth Worth market in compliance with the retail giant's January 2005 mandate. This update on the closely watched program, the first major retail supply chain rollout of RFID technology in the United States, was provided here last week by Linda Dillman, chief information officer for Bentonville, Ark.-based ...

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