"We're not only helping companies meet the demands for suppliers, we are also helping them realize a return on investment," Pradhan said.
In addition to looking into RFID implementation at a company-by-company level, industry groups are also forming to examine the impact of the technology on their market. For instance, the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) launched its own RFID initiative on Monday, aiming to examine how RFID will impact the computer and electronics supply chain, to plan interaction with adjacent supply chains and to provide ongoing RFID education and training.
David Sommer, vice president of eCommerce at CompTIA, said that the work under the initiative will largely be defined by the group's members, to address their concerns and needs.
"RFID has caught the attention of a lot of people and our members have come forward, asking for ways to address the challenges," Sommer said.
CompTIA hopes that by working together, its members can define the needs and challenges of its particular industry as well as those of implementation.
"Obviously the major vendors goal is potential new services and potential new products, in addition to making the technology work," he said. "This way there's a feedback mechanism."
With the RFID buzz on high, companies looking to embrace the technology at least have options on where to tune in for help.
"RFID adoption won't happen overnight but eventually we see it as being ubiquitous," Pradhan said.