Shaw Industries Selects ODIN for RFID Supply Chain and Compliance Pilots

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Shaw Industries Group, Inc., the world's largest supplier of carpets and rugs, selected ODIN technologies, the leader in the physics of RFID deployments, testing, and optimization software to design, and install an RFID system for supply chain optimization and to also comply with Wal-Mart's mandate.

Shaw Industries Group, Inc., the world's largest supplier of carpets and rugs, selected ODIN technologies, the leader in the physics of RFID deployments, testing, and optimization software to design, and install an RFID system for supply chain optimization and to also comply with Wal-Mart's mandate. Shaw is part of the Berkshire Hathaway portfolio and plans on leveraging RFID technology to solve multiple business issues.

"ODIN technologies physics expertise, proven methodology and track record of over 100 RFID projects set them apart in our evaluations. We believe RFID holds great promise to improve our supply chain efficiency and data accuracy. However, that will only be possible if the tag and reader communication are 100% reliable. ODIN's physics-based approach and automated services delivery software delivers reliable RFID network accuracy. That capability provided us with the confidence that they would deploy the system correctly the first time," commented Shaw VP and CIO James Berry.

ODIN will be designing and deploying two RFID systems which will provide Shaw with supply chain visibility, efficiency and Wal-Mart compliance. The initial deployment will take place in 3 facilities.

"Shaw's rigorous selection process and market leading position is representative of the Berkshire Hathaway companies. Being selected by Shaw is a great testament to our team and execution," Patrick J. Sweeney II, ODIN technologies President & CEO commented.

About ODIN technologies

ODIN technologies is the leader in the physics of RFID solution design, deployment, and installation optimization software. RFID is all we do. Global corporations on four continents leverage ODIN technologies' expert engineers and patented RFID optimization tools to achieve speed, accuracy, and visibility for their RFID deployments. In addition to client deployment services, ODIN technologies is also the publisher of the RFID Benchmark SeriesTM, the industry's first and most referenced head to head performance analysis of leading RFID tags and readers. ODIN's RFID implementation optimization software suite EasyRFIDTM has been successfully used in dozens of sites to ensure accurate RFID implementations. ODIN's President and CEO, Patrick J. Sweeney II, is also author of RFID for Dummies published by John Wiley & Sons. ODIN serves clients from offices in Virginia USA, Tokyo Japan and Budapest Hungary. http://www.ODINtechnologies.com/

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