Standardization is one of the key reasons why RFID technology adoption has seen significant growth in the past decade. When distruptive products and solutions for the retail industry are conforming to universal standards, retailers can unlock the power of RFID technology and recoop real business value and powerful ROI’s — increasing sales, more effective omnichannel models and improving customer service. (more…)
We want to thank the large number of retailers and brand owners that visited the SML booth at RFID Journal LIVE! 2016 in Orlando.
It’s hard to believe that last year at RFID Journal LIVE, Richard Haig, VP of operations and global brand owner for Herman Kay, was completely new to RFID. This year he was able to share a great success story of implementing RFID from SML at his primary distribution site. Haig stated, “It was a real eye opener because we have been distributing our products to retailers for three generations and thought we were pretty good. However, we’re now going from 85% to 99% correct shipments. We will be recouping our investment in a short number of months by eliminating chargebacks.” (more…)
Today’s leading retailers and brand owners are well-aware of the proven benefits of adding RFID to retail: greater inventory accuracy, reduced shrink, higher sales by reducing out-of-stocks, efficient omnichannel enablement and elimination of third-party audits – just to name a few. However, the unexpected benefits come from driving new execution processes based on the new level of data accuracy that RFID creates. This new level of accuracy revolutionizes how stock is managed from warehouse to shop floor and how retailers can service customers. (more…)
While RFID technology has steadily gained traction across various applications in the retail market, one use case is becoming particularly popular with today’s leading retailers — omnichannel fulfillment.
The promise of RFID to improve omnichannel operations has made the technology a hot property in retail, particularly for apparel brands. With recent advances in performance and deployment best practices, the results are more compelling and retailers are realizing even greater ROI with RFID. (more…)
— SML RFID best-in-class software delivers simplicity, functionality and scalability for retail RFID supply chain and in-store deployments —
Dallas, Texas — April 07, 2016 — Today, SML RFID announced that the Clarity 3.x retail software platform is one of the top ten finalists for the RFID Journal LIVE! 2016 Best New Product Award.
The comprehensive SML RFID Clarity 3.x retail software contains enterprise-class scalability and all the functionality needed to optimize inventory management and supply chain visibility from the factory floor to the store, reducing shrink and out-of-stocks, improving omnichannel efficiency and enabling a seamless evolution to the new world of Retail 3.0. (more…)
It’s not hard to understand why RFID adoption has seen exponential growth throughout the retail
market. With a seemingly endless assortment and quantity of items to be tracked and inventoried, retailers and brand owners worldwide rely on smart RFID technology and software solutions to maintain visibility from the source to the store.
To learn more about large retail deployments of item-level RFID, join SML for a panel discussion at the upcoming MIT Enterprise Forum Connected Things 2016 to be held on April 5 at the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, Mass. (more…)
SML RFID has setup RFID technology center in Plano, Texas
SML Group, a global leader in manufacturing and supplying apparel branding and RFID technology for the retail industry around the world, has announced its continued business growth and relocation of its U.S. office.
SML RFID has moved from its Carrollton location to a new facility located at 6400 International Parkway STE 1550, Plano, TX 75093. With better accessibility for staff and clients, the new office also is fully equipped to showcase the future of retail RFID. (more…)
What a great show. Over 30,000 retail technology executives and vendors attended the NRF 2016 show.
One of the highlights of the entire show was seeing about 1,000 people at the Tesco presentation by Matt Newby. Matt discussed how RFID technology provided by SML, including tags and software solutions, is behind the dramatic improvements in how Tesco is servicing customers. He also shared that Tesco has seen a reduction in their out of stocks — which are down to less than 1 percent — and that overall store inventory has been greatly reduced as well. (more…)
UK retail giant Tesco will be speaking about one of the largest retail RFID deployments in the world at the upcoming National Retail Federation (NRF) conference, Retail’s Big Show 2016. Tesco has deployed RFID tag and software technology from SML in hundreds of its stores in the UK, tracking over 95 percent of its F&F branded apparel line for a total of tagged items that exceeds 200 million annually. (more…)
The holiday season can be a wonderful time. But for many retailers, this time of year brings up bad memories of past Christmases that turned dreams of sugar plum fairies into their worst nightmares.
Even in the best of times, lack of retail inventory accuracy can cause serious issues that negatively impact customer service and hurt the retailer’s brand. For example, Walmart executives acknowledged that an inventory management problem resulted in a loss of $3 billion in sales during 2013 due to out-of-stock merchandise. (more…)