RFID to Spark Supply Chain Sector Growth
While some supply chain vendors long ago fizzled, others continue to sizzle, including IBM partner Yantra.The prospering survivors of the supply chain technology shakeout are likely to gain a significant growth boost from RFID, according to industry analysts. One vendor thats kicking up sparks, Yantra Corp., boasts both Best Buy Inc. and Circuit City Stores Inc. as customers. Yantra just added IBM Corp. to a list of publicly announced partners that already included Siebel Systems Inc. and retail systems integration specialist InfoSys Corp.
Supply chain management and logistics (SCM/L) players have felt uneven impacts from the cool economic climate of the past few years, according to Steve Banker, an analyst with ARC Advisory Group, a supply chain manufacturing industry market research firm based in Dedham, Mass. "A number of SCM/L start-ups have either gotten bought or gone bankrupt," Banker said.