Faconnable Adopts RFID Across the Globe
The international high-end clothing designer is installing Tagsys' FiTS solution at 70 stores and three distribution centers, to provide supply chain visibility, fast point-of-sale processing and security at the store doors.
In addition, the store installed a Tagsys SPU-500 EAS unit to the ceiling. The SPU-500 contains an RFID reader that triggers an alarm in the event that an item is removed, thereby flashing a light and sounding an audible tone. It also identifies which goods were removed.
"This is one of the most sophisticated solutions using RFID in the retail space," says Alain Fanet, Tagsys' CEO, due to the integration of stores around the world with third-party DCs on several continents, all sharing data with the company's single enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Not only were multiple companies involved (including the third-party DCs), he explains, but adding one new store to the system at a time was challenging, to ensure that other store data traffic was not compromised during those installations.
"Coordination between all the partners was very complex," Fanet says. "Project management was the biggest challenge. The good news is that we know now how to accommodate such a client."
Mrejen agrees that it is not a simple task to align all of the internal constituencies and external suppliers around a single strategy. "And, of course, there are physical deployment challenges of being a widely distributed operation," he states. "We are satisfied with how the deployment is progressing, and it seems to be working as we had hoped, but it's too soon to talk about longer-term results."
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