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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.
By Claire Swedberg
Jan 22, 2013Throughout the past year, French fashion brand Façonnable has been piloting Tagsys RFID's Fashion-item Tracking System (FiTS) to attain visibility into its supply chain. The company is now adding the solution to all 70 of its stores, as well as at three third-party distribution centers.

The deployment includes Tagsys' EPC Gen 2 ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) garment hangtags, Tagsys' new HHU-500 handheld readers (featuring an integrated antenna), an SRU-400 point-of-sale (POS) reader, the SPU-500 electronic article surveillance (EAS) station and e-connectware software to manage read data.

Tagsys' Alain Fanet

Façonnable, an international high-end clothing designer founded in Nice, France, operates locations throughout the world. With the goals of gaining greater visibility into its products' supply chain, from distribution center to stores, and of better preventing theft, the company began considering various RFID solutions approximately a year ago. The firm tested Tagsys' technology before launching the expansion to all of its locations, with every store expected to be using RFID by March 2013.

"We want to drive better efficiency and visibility throughout our entire global supply chain," says Yonni Mrejen, Façonnable's VP of retail and operations. To accomplish this objective, he explains, the company sought a method for viewing each item from the moment of manufacture to the point of sale. The company has three third-party distribution centers within three countries, as well as stores on multiple continents, so Mrejen says it was essential to have a single integrated system to tie together all inventory-related data. "The Tagsys system offers us that kind of control," he states.

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