RFID - Radio Frequency IDentification - technology has been around for decades, but within the apparel industry, we are only beginning to see the potential effects for implementation. Across major industries, including apparel, significant impacts on supply chains are expected in the next five to ten years. While implementation will progress over the next decade, several "thought leaders" have already piloted programs to gain thorough, first-hand insights into the opportunities, the challenges and real benefits of RFID. This briefing outlines these benefits, the main issues and concerns, the thought leaders changing the apparel landscape and what's in store for the future.