C&A Expands RFID Usage to Track Inventory

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Dutch clothing company C&A is expanding its RFID system from what was initially a trial involving five of its stores in Germany. After a successful trial deployment of an ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) EPC RFID solution in 2012, the firm plans to employ EPC tags and readers to manage shipments of high-demand items to a total of 25 stores, and to use the technology to monitor inventory at each location. The system provides advance shipping notices as goods leave the factory bound for a specific store, as well as inventory data that tracks which goods are in each store's back room and on the sales floor, which have been sold and, in some cases, what has passed through the doors of a particular location. Learn how the system ensures that "never out of stock" (NOS) items (including women and children's underwear, men's and women's jeans, and men's suits, trousers and blazers) are always on the shelf.
Speaker: Joachim Wilkens, Director of Supply Chain Development, C&A Group