RFID: Tracking Your Finished Goods

Tracking Apparel
American Apparel will add another 50 locations to its already-aggressive RFID rollout, reports Supply Chain Brain.  The manufacturer and retailer reports that it sees ROI from RFID technology in only 6 months.

"The retailer says that RFID has helped it reduce shrinkage, improve stock levels and decrease employee turnover, and that RFID-enabled stores are outperforming those not using the technology," says the Brain.

Under where?

American Apparel is a vertically integrated clothing manufacturer and retailer.  In a recent agreement with Xterprise's Clarity Advanced Retail System (ARS) software, 50 of American Apparel retail locations—25 of which will be located in the United States—will deploy the article tracking system by end of year.

Tracking goods is not easy.  Software companies spend years developing software for tracking materials such as parts, components and finished goods or articles.

This will bring American Apparel's total number of RFID-enabled stores operated by the company up to 100.

"I make decisions based on numbers," says Stacey Shulman, American Apparel's vice president of technology. "And the ROI on RFID-enabled stores is no more than six months."

Get the whole RFID story here:  http://www.rfidjournal.com/article/view/8374