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Kanzok said studies find that 15% to 20% of clothing sales are lost because the right size is not available when the customer wants to buy an item. we can execute these processes 22 times faster than before. RFID can reduce in-store inventory by 35% to 50%. By using RFID in the store. Gerry Webber. and keeping less safety stock on hand. need to innovate and provide a better customer experience. which sells women's clothing. . In fact. By using RFID in the store. Mark. Esprit and Gap-as well as an influx of discount retailers into the market. the traditional outlet for clothes.5 (May 2006): 158. the traditional outlet for clothes. The box can then be put right on a truck bound for a store. retailers are more efficiently replenishing inventory. He added that Kaufhof can read tags on items at a rate of 150 to 160 tags per second. has tested RFID at two of its Gerry Webber stores for the past two years. He believes the company can eventually increase that to 500 tags per second. the retailer is improving on-shelf availability of items and reducing in-store inventory. has found that the technology provides benefits both in the supply chain and in stores. As a result. said that mass adoption of radio-frequency identification technology in the clothing and textile industry will soon be a reality. department stores. "With RFID. Chain Store Age82.Documento 1 de 1 RFID Is Fit to Track Clothes Roberti. When a box of jeans is shipped to a distribution center. _______________________________________________________________ Resumo The clothing industry has changed dramatically in the past 10 years." Kanzok said. head of logistics for central functions at German retailer Kaufhof Warenhaus. The benefits of using radio-frequency identification technology (RFID) in logistics involve being able to receive goods accurately without opening a box. the retailer is improving on-shelf availability of items and reducing in-store inventory. _______________________________________________________________ Texto completo Headnote Widespread RFID adoption hangs on cutting the future cost of tags Wilfried Kanzok. He said that while the benefits have been proven. part of the Metro Group. department stores. it can be scanned and the contents confirmed. As a result. Kaufhof. There has been a rise in vertically integrated players-such as Benetton. The benefits of using RFID in logistics involve being able to receive goods accurately without opening a box. need to innovate and provide a better customer experience. a further decline in price is necessary before widespread use can begin. The clothing industry has changed dramatically in the past 10 years. By gaining visibility into where items are in the supply chain.

In fact. "At 200 per tag. the cost of RFID interrogators and software is not significant-the big issue is tag cost. rather than fixed shelf readers." Kanzok said. and keeping less safety stock on hand. We have proved. that RFID is more than 99% accurate. While it can take up to two-and-a-half hours to take inventory in stores without RFID. you might get a wrong count and have to recount. Japanese retailer Mitsukoshi. it takes only five minutes to do the same task with a handheld reader. "When you take inventory manually. other retailers have reported a 10% to 15% improvement in sales resulting from better in-store availability. so we need to find $14 million in savings or additional sales to justify the cost. One handheld reader can cover the entire store. By automating this task. for instance.While he declined to quantify the improvement in sales achieved by using RFID. retailers are more efficiently replenishing inventory. in large field trials. it will cost us an additional $14 million to tag every item. "We are selling 70 million textile items per year. By gaining visibility into where items are in the supply chain." he said." . According to Kanzok. saw a nearly 20% increase in sales of RFDD-tagged shoes. However." To further reduce costs. whereas it might take dozens of shelf readers to cover all the store shelves. staff is free to spend more time with customers. RFBD can reduce instore inventory by 35% to 50%. cost continues to be the main reason why clothing companies are not rolling out RHD. Kaufhof opted for a handheld reader. "RFDD is more accurate [than taking inventory manually].

Department stores.Kanzok estimated that the cost of the entire label. AuthorAffiliation Mark Roberti is editor. with an embedded RFID transponder. "Today. "RFID inlays are about 100. printing and so on" he said. 9190: United States RFID Is Fit to Track Clothes Roberti. New York United States Business And Economics--Marketing And Purchasing 10870601 CSAEAQ Localizaes Classificao Ttulo Autores Ttulo da publicao Volume Edio Pginas Nmero de pginas Ano de publicao Data de publicao Ano Seo Editora Local de publicao Pas de publicao Assuntos do peridico ISSN CODEN . RFID Journal. Inc. Cost reduction United States--US 5330: Inventory management. depending on the quality of the paper. Mark Chain Store Age 82 5 158 1 2006 May 2006 2006 RETAIL TECHNOLOGY Lebhar-Friedman. a paper label costs between 30 and 150. so we are not that far away" from the 100 threshold needed to spur adoption. would need to be 100 before the clothing industry would adopt RFID. _______________________________________________________________ Indexao (detalhes) Assuntos Radio frequency identification. 8390: Retailing industry. Inventory management.

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