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Rafik Jeans Tests RFID to Track 50,000 Items

The Brazilian company controls the production of goods in São Paulo and Minas Gerais, as well as sales in 19 other cities, including Bahia and Goiás.
By Edson Perin
Dec 03, 2018

Brazil's Rafik Jeans, based in São Gabriel da Palha, has adopted radio frequency identification technology to monitor jeans production at its headquarters, as well as at other manufacturing units in São Paulo, Minas Gerais and Colatina. "Our products are marketed in 19 cities, including Minas Gerais, Bahia, Espírito Santo, Goiás and São Paulo," says Felipe Pelissari, the company's director.

Rafik Jeans moves 50,000 pieces a month. The firm has invested in RFID to gain agility and control of its goods. "We always work with high-quality products at very competitive prices," Pelissari says, "but are always looking for the most current in the fashion world, thus taking our customers well beyond products."

Rafik Jeans' store has adopted an RFID system to monitor the production of its apparel.
Prior to the RFID deployment, Pelissari says, the counting and separation processes were entirely manual and prone to errors. "With the implementation of RFID," he explains, "we have had an excellent improvement in daily productivity, as well as drastically reducing counting errors and the separation of products."

With RFID, the company has gained agility and accuracy in its counting and sorting of orders for stores, and has achieved a 50 percent improvement in efficiency. Such positive results are inspiring future investments, Pelissari says. "Portals are being installed in our stores to boost sales," he states, "and also to improve the replacement process."

Rafik Jeans hired iTag RFID Smart Labels to deploy the RFID solution at its factories. The gains, according to Pelissari, were most notable in the counting process, as the system has offered exact inventory control by model, size and color. There has also been a drastic reduction in human errors during the shipment of products to stores.

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