LAS VEGAS -- Wal-Mart Stores, which has set various deadlines for its suppliers to implement RFID (radio frequency identification) systems, is making progress with the technology in its own facilities. For example, by the end of this month, the Bentonville, Ark., chain expects to be fully implemented in a specialty distribution center where 500 tags have been scanned with two suppliers since last October, according to Simon Langford, Wal-Mart's manager of RFID strategy. Langford described ...

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