Tesco's tagging strategy could save £2m a year

Tesco has completed an RFID trial that could reap potential benefits of£2 million a year.

Tesco head of distribution security Barry Vincent told delegates at an RFID networking forum earlier this year that tagging lorries at the company's distribution centre in Middleton, Lancashire, had improved the problem of vehicle queuing, contributing to an 18 per cent improvement in arrivals at the stores.

The tags removed the need for security staff to check every lorry and, according to supplier Unisto, the saving on security could amount to£2million a year if tags were rolled out to all Tesco distribution centres.