In The News

February 4th, 2014

Xterprise’s Clarity™ Item-level RFID Software Setting the Foundation for Omnichannel Fulfillment

Xterprise LLC, a subsidiary of SML Group, has seen its Clarity™ solution suite successfully integrated with e-commerce systems, enabling hundreds of stores worldwide to offer click-and-collect services and ship-from-store fulfillment of online orders facilitated by the reliable and precise inventory accuracy RFID provides. With discussions around RFID and omnichannel fulfillment taking center-stage at this year’s NRF, brand owners and retailers alike are maneuvering to keep on top of what promises to be an exciting and important way of delivering value to customers and dramatically improving inventory utilization. (more…)

January 14th, 2014

Xterprise Brings Solution+Tag (S+T) Pricing Model to the Retail Item-Level RFID Market

Xterprise (USA) L.L.C., a member of the SML Group and the RFID solutions arm of the company, announced today the bundling of its popular Clarity™ RFID Item-Level software, RFID hardware, implementation and support services with SML’s extensive line of RFID-enabled tags. The company has begun offering what it calls Solution+Tag, or S+T, pricing to brand owners and retailers, a move that could greatly simplify the purchasing process for RFID solutions, while accelerating return on investment and giving customers flexibility in the way they account for RFID-related expenses. (more…)

December 30th, 2013

SML Enters Into RFID Licensing Agreement with Round Rock

Round Rock

New York, NY, December 19, 2013 –(PR.com)– A major US corporation within the SML Group has concluded a license agreement with Round Rock Research LLC for radio frequency identification (“RFID”) patents, thereby sweeping away the final hurdle that has inhibited growth in the RFID business for almost two years. Operating companies within the SML group are now all properly equipped to provide Round Rock Licensed RFID solutions to their customers. (more…)

December 5th, 2013

Why RFID Inventory Management Creates the Internet of Things

It’s buzzworthy… it’s unavoidable… it’s trendy… it is… The Internet of Things. What does the term mean, and, more importantly, what does it mean to a retailer (or everyday human being) today?

The “IoT”

The term “Internet of Things” (or IoT) was first popularized in an RFID Journal article written by Kevin Ashton, though similar ideas around interconnected objects had existed for quite some time. In the article, Ashton claims the term first originated in 1999 in a presentation he gave to Procter & Gamble. The term generally refers to the idea that, while information (bits and bytes) is certainly valuable, in the real world, things count even more. While the internet and the devices that connect to it are fantastic at managing information, they still do a very poor job managing things—where they are, what they contain, their current status, etc. (more…)

November 20th, 2013

Xterprise Announces New End-to-End RFID Item-level Solution & Milestones

-2013 has been a monumental year for Xterprise as they announce the launch of a product designed to revolutionize RFID inventory management.-

Carrollton, TX (PRWEB) November 20, 2013 – Xterprise (USA) L.L.C. (a member of SML Group), the Carrollton, Texas-based RFID software company specializing in inventory management solutions, announced today the industry’s first item-level, factory-to-point-of-sale RFID software application targeting the Brand Owner and Specialty Retailer market.

The new product, called Clarity Inventory™, was developed with the complete item life-cycle in mind, meaning that the software manages inventory processes at an item level from manufacturing plants, through distribution centers, and into retail stores. This, along with an improved, richer feature set, helps set it apart from the majority of RFID software applications on the market today. (more…)

October 14th, 2013

Bed, Bath & Beyond Phases in Omnichannel Makeover

With the customer experience top-of-mind, Bed, Bath & Beyond has made technology investments and systems improvements a leading priority as it strengthens its position domestically and eyes international expansion in the future.

The home goods retailer sees a highly differentiated merchandise assortment, combined with first-rate customer service, as the recipe for winning with consumers, CEO Steven Temares told analysts on a recent earnings call. (more…)

September 26th, 2013

American Apparel Goes High-Tech – RFID Boosts Efficiency of Fashion Retail

American Apparel is one of the few clothing companies in the West that has bucked the trend: instead of moving production offshore, the vertically integrated manufacturer, distributor and retailer of casual clothing has kept all operations in Los Angeles. With a California workforce of approximately 5,000 people, American Apparel is not only the largest garment manufacturer in North America; they might also be the only American company to manufacture in the U.S. and sell through their own retail outlets in China.

Despite a winning formula and highly efficient processes, American Apparel is constantly on the lookout for additional efficiencies that can help it maintain its competitive edge. With 280 retail outlets in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe and Asia and 1.5 million pieces of clothing produced per week, even a small uptick can make a big difference throughout the company ecosystem. By far the biggest advantage that American Apparel has found in recent years is RFID. (more…)

September 26th, 2013

Pumping Up The Volume: RFID In The Apparel Industry

Investors want to know that retailers are doing everything they can to lean out their supply chain and increase profit. Can you afford to be late to the table while more and more competitors implement RFID on the retail floor?

Massive rollouts at J.C. Penney, Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s raise the stakes for other department store chains and specialty retailers. RFID in the apparel industry will become a necessity in the years to come. See the benefits it can provide here.

September 25th, 2013

SML Group Buys Software Company Xterprise

In a new RFID Journal article, Claire Swedberg discusses SML Group’s purchase of a controlling interest in Xterprise. The SML – Xterprise combination will enable SML to offer its retail customers a full RFID-based solution with Xterprise software applications, as part of its ViziT program. View the article at RFID Journal.

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