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Scalpers Deploys RFID Across 150 Stores

The company is rolling out a solution from Nedap by first bringing nine "champion" stores live, then using those stores for training and rollout of the entire chain across Europe and globally.
By Claire Swedberg
Jul 29, 2018

Global fashion retailer Scalpers is launching a company-wide RFID system that is tracking its inventory as the merchandise flows through the distribution center to its stores and then moves between back rooms and store fronts.

While the solution is aimed at bringing inventory accuracy levels to near 100 percent at all stores in the short term, the company says, it has long-term plans to use the system for point-of-sale (POS) and security functions, as well as offering customer-facing features. The passive UHF RFID system, provided by Nedap Retail, consists of the technology company's !D Cloud software and handheld readers, in addition to customized tunnel readers.

Scalpers' Patricio Lopez de Carrizosa
Scalpers is both a brand and a retailer, and sells men's and boys' fashions, with expansion into women's fashion expected to take place later this year. The company, founded in Spain in 2003, has since grown to 150 stores throughout Europe, as well as parts of Mexico, South America and the Middle East. Its inventory moves through a distribution center in Seville, Spain, where the company's headquarters are also located.

"The movement of stock between stores and from the distribution center was getting more complicated each year," says Patricio Lopez de Carrizosa, Scalpers' director of logistics. As more stores come online, and with the greater demand for omnichannel sales via Internet orders, he explains, the company requires high inventory accuracy. As it was, he says, inventory accuracy was close to 92 percent, which was insufficient to guarantee the availability of products ordered via omnichannel sales. In addition, out-of-stocks sometimes occurred at the stores.

Traditionally, the company counted inventory at its stores whenever possible, via bar-code scans of all products on the sales floor and in its back rooms. Those number then had to be reviewed. The manual process simply could not be conducted often enough, Lopez de Carrizosa explains, and was too labor-intensive for sales associates, as well as for warehouse workers at the DC. "This was very tedious," he states. "It required extra labor and was prone to human mistakes."

The company began working with Nedap in late 2017, according to Aldo de Jong, Nedap Retail's director of business and development. "They are a forward-thinking company," he says, "and for them, it was clear that RFID was one of the building blocks they wanted to build out their growth strategy." The !D Cloud software platform is a cloud-hosted suite that acts as a scalable integration layer between Scalpers' enterprise resource planning (ERP) system and RFID readers. It includes an Electronic Product Code Information Services (EPCIS) repository, back-end control of RFID readers, front-end Web browser and in-store application for use with mobile devices.

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