If a tree falls in the forest, and no one hears it fall, does it make a sound?

This Zen-like question can be applied to supply chain: If a problem is not known, does the problem exist? EPCglobal, which can be considered the brains behind RFID (radio frequency identification) for current supply chain compliance initiatives, certainly says it does. EPCglobal is a worldwide and joint effort supported by major players such as EAN International, Uniform Code Council, the Healthcare Life Sciences Business Action Group and the FDA. These organizations represent more than one million companies worldwide. Additional groups representing many different industries are certain to join EPCglobal, and that number could likely double in size over the next several years.

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