RFID in the Supply Chain

The key to getting the most business value out of retail RFID technology is to maintain visibility across the supply chain and maximize the opportunity for benefits.

The ROI for RFID in the Supply Chain

The road to success in the supply chain begins with a solid business value assessment and a phased RFID deployment, as demonstrated recently by SML Intelligent Inventory Solutions (IIS) for global coat and outerwear manufacturer Herman Kay Company Ltd. Some of the world’s leading brands are using retail RFID technology to squeeze as much efficiency as possible out of their vital supply chains. Clarity® enables a smart, agile and efficient supply chain, driving lower costs, enhanced productivity and greater customer satisfaction.


Clarity® in the Supply Chain

Beginning with the manufacturing process, items are tracked with Clarity® RFID software for better management and security.  Complete transparency into what items are at which locations enables much faster manufacturing, order fulfillment, and makes it easier to be more responsive to customer demand.

RFID tags are used to track apparel or other items through the factory for faster, more accurate processing. With source-tagging production facilities across many countries, SML is able to reliably deliver imprinted, encoded RFID tags and labels to your specifications when and where you need them for manufacturing, “close to the needle.”  In fact, RFID tags are shipped from SML’s worldwide service bureaus direct to manufacturing pre-programmed with identification for each item, including EPC number, SKU, size, color, manufacturing date, etc.

With the Clarity® RFID solution, handheld readers are used for faster pick and pack shipping according to order, and the retail inventory software audits each box to ensure the order was fulfilled correctly. Once the cartons are packed, automated outbound shipment audits can be performed at item-level for quality control verification, eliminating claims of inaccurate shipments from distributors to reduce your risks and liabilities.

Clarity® RFID is the intelligent, all-in-one retail software solution that provides visibility and control over your entire supply chain from the factory floor to the store, reducing costs and out-of-stocks to maximize efficiency, sales and ROI.

The Clarity® solution gives you complete, up-to-the-minute visibility into your entire supply chain, end-to-end, with more accuracy than ever before possible. With item-level retail inventory management you can track retail assets from manufacturing to receiving, from the back room to the sales floor, from the point of sale to the customer.

Disrupting the traditional business model with Clarity® transforms your supply chain to be more transparent, flexible and agile, enabling better insights and analytics for smarter, more effective decision making. A smarter, more productive supply chain allows you to respond quickly to developing trends in consumer behavior, such as the growth of omnichannel and Retail 3.0.

Contact us to discuss how Clarity® retail inventory software can transform your business case, allowing you to capture the strategic advantages of RFID in the supply chain before your competition.