Walmart RFID Mandate Schedule

 
Walmart RFID Implementation Schedule

Date

Program Requirements

Jan. 30, 2008

All solid SKU pallets sent to Sam’s DeSoto, Tex. distribution center must be tagged

Oct. 31, 2008

All
pallets sent to four additional DCs must be tagged; tagging of cases
and mixed case pallets for product sent to the DeSoto DC

Jan. 30, 2009

Pallet-level tagging at the remaining 17 Sam’s DCs;  tagging of cases and mixed case pallets for product sent to the four DCs in the October 31, 2008 pallet program

Oct. 31, 2009

Tagging of cases and mixed case pallets for product sent to the other 17 Sam’s DCs; selling unit tagging for DeSoto

Jan. 30, 2010

Selling unit tagging at the next four DCs

Oct. 31, 2010

Selling unit tagging at the remaining DCs

The
letter discusses a penalty of $2.00 per untagged pallet going to the
Texas DC starting January 30, 2008, a cost Wal-Mart says is necessary
to offset its cost to tag the pallet itself upon receipt. The penalty
will rise to $3.00 per pallet in 2009.


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