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Tigrara, Elza Romero Stores Inventory 4,000 Items Within Two Hours

The two companies have adopted an RFID solution to gain visibility into the circulation of their products from factories to the point of sale to consumers.
By Edson Perin
Aug 24, 2017

Tigrara and Elza Romero stores have begun using a solution based on radio frequency identification technology to increase control and visibility of the products they sell, from the moment they leave factories through a distribution center (DC) and until the goods reach the final consumers. According to the stores, their return on investment in the technology is explicit when it comes to conducting inventory counts, which only takes two hours using a single employee, to find and identify 4,000 pieces of inventory.

That's not bad, compared to the amount of time required for the previous process, which used bar codes, required six employees and lasted for more than 12 hours for a complete inventory count to be performed manually. Not to mention that the new RFID process offers accuracy of more than 99.9 percent of the quantities of items in stock, including at the DC, allowing better management and location of each product, and resulting in better results for the company—which is indispensable during times of crisis.

Tigrara and Elza Romero's 2018 collection
Designed to meet the demands of independent, sexy and attitude-minded women, the Tigrara and Elza Romero women's brands, based in Cianorte (PR), offer their own design and concept for more than 45,000 items marketed per month. From the adoption of the process with the iTag Tecnologia RFID solution, the company started using an RZ400 printer from Zebra Technologies and iTag's Iprint middleware to generate the RFID tags by production order.

RFID tags with unique identification for each product are sent to the factories so that, at the time of finishing, they can be affixed to their respective items, with data containing the clothing's description, color and size. When shipped from a factory to the a DC, the goods go through the production order termination process and are read into the sealed packages via a portal equipped with RFID readers, before proceeding to stock storage.

Upon receiving the purchase or transfer order, the DC prepares and sends out the shipments. At this time, Totvs' Virtual Age electronic management system (ERP), integrated with iTag Monitor, validates the product collections executed for each production order and shows possible divergences, if any. The database works with cloud computing.

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