Leather Goods Company Uses RFID to Track Inventory, Fight Diversion

By Doug

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A manufacturer of handbags, wallets, shoes and other leather goods has increased its inventory accuracy from 90 percent to 99.9 percent, thanks to a radio frequency identification system that tracks each item from the point of manufacture to one of its own brand stores. When an item is purchased, an employee reads and removes the tag, and the software is automatically updated to indicate which merchandise has been sold and, if necessary, trigger the reordering of stock. Not only has the technology boosted inventory accuracy, but it also makes the receipt and shipping of goods at the warehouse more efficient.