RFID suppliers talked mostly about merchandise tracking as the technology’s prominent feature when it was introduced. This remains a major benefit of its use. It’s said, “If you cannot measure it, you cannot control it.” RFID has proven to be the easiest and least expensive overall method.
With the evolution of laundry RFID into multipleread, high-frequency (13.56 MHz) technology as the defacto standard for the industry, benefits have grown considerably.
Still, the most visible gains come from merchandise control. Operators using RFID technology driven programs are experiencing a 2 to 4 percentage point reduction in such replacement costs. One operator using the Positek RFID mat sorting and tracking program has reported that he had a negative mat cost (net of losses and damages) for his last fiscal year.