Retail Intelligence Blog

August 4th, 2016

What Does it Take to Deploy RFID in the Retail Supply Chain?

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Nowadays with “Click and Collect” online purchasing, inventory management is one of the biggest variables when it comes to running an efficient retail operation. Poor inventory management can lead to wasted employee time, increased shrink, restricted sales and of course, unhappy customers. Fortunately, SML’s Clarity™ RFID inventory management solution enables inventory accountability at every step of the retail supply chain, increasing inventory accuracy to over 98%, reducing shrink by up to 50 percent, and cutting out-of-stocks by up to 70 percent. Our system allows you to follow items through their entire life cycle, from the factory to the sales floor and everywhere in between, while also driving accurate and targeted inventory management tasks to create value. (more…)

July 13th, 2016

SML Introduces Three New RFID Solution Purchasing Models

SML is proud to announce three new flexible purchasing models to help retailers accelerate adoption of RFID technology, reduce upfront costs and realize a faster return on investment (ROI). The addition of the new RFID purchasing models is a natural extension of SML’s commitment to bringing to market flexible offerings that are focused on better servicing customers. They are: (more…)

June 2nd, 2016

Webinar Listen: What to Expect When Adding RFID to Retail

Dozens of retailers, brands and technology companies from around the world tuned in to the live webinar, on Thursday 26 May, to hear Essential Retail editor Ben Sillitoe and SML CTO and SVP for RFID solutions, Dean Frew, discuss the pain points that RFID solves for real use cases the retail industry.

If you missed it, click on the image below to watch for yourself:

Essential Retail Webinar

May 24th, 2016

Connect with SML at GS1 Connect Conference

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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…)

May 16th, 2016

RFID Journal LIVE! 2016


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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…)

May 9th, 2016

Dean Frew to Present “What to Expect When Adding RFID to Retail” Webinar

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  • Date: Thursday, May 26, 2016
  • Time: 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM CDT

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…)

April 11th, 2016

SML RFID to Detail Advances in Retail RFID for Omnichannel at 2016 Ops Summit

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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…)

April 7th, 2016

SML’s Clarity 3.x Retail Software Selected as RFID Journal LIVE! Best New Product Award Finalist

— 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…)

March 31st, 2016

SML’s Dean Frew To Present RFID Advances in Retail at Connected Things 2016

connected things 2016It’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…)

March 17th, 2016

SML RFID Group Announces Continued Growth and Office Move

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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…)