Tagged-Item Performance Protocol (TIPP) Guideline

The use of EPC/RFID tags is driving visibility and efficiency throughout the entire supply chain. 


RFID performance is pivotal in any successful roll-out. The Tagged-Item Performance Protocol (TIPP) Guideline provides a standard means to express performance requirements and a standard test protocol to verify the performance of a tagged item that can be referenced by all in the supply chain and verified independently by retailers, suppliers or 3rd party.

The TIPP Guideline is a set of documents that outline and explain the tagged item grading methodology, test configuration and grade definition, for specifying and verifying tagged item performance between trading partners (typically retailer and supplier). The guideline allows retailers the flexibility to set performance levels for their use case and suppliers the flexibility in how they meet grade levels from multiple retailers.

The Tagged-Item Performance Protocol (TIPP) Guideline is comprised of:

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