Executive Briefings

Being Proactive with RFID Could Be the Right Thing

Megatrux Inc. recently implemented a passive RFID system to meet its retailer-supplier customers' future RFID needs. In the meantime, it streamlined its own operations to the tune of $100,000.
Megatrux is a multimodal 3PL in southern California, with multiple warehouses and container yards in the area. Its customers include flatware and electronics companies, both of which ship to retailers such as Bed Bath & Beyond, JCPenney, Kroger, Target, and Wal-Mart. Because Megatrux's customers are shipping to retailers that currently are or might in the future require RFID-enabled shipping information, the 3PL realized it could capitalize upon that need by integrating an RFID solution. "Meeting customer needs and remaining competitive in the 3PL space was about 90 percent of what drove us to implement RFID," says KC Pelle, executive vice president at Megatrux. "If we experienced some internal labor savings, that's great, but it wasn't the main impetus."
Source: Integrated Solutions, http://www.integratedsolutionsmag.com

Megatrux Inc. recently implemented a passive RFID system to meet its retailer-supplier customers' future RFID needs. In the meantime, it streamlined its own operations to the tune of $100,000.
Megatrux is a multimodal 3PL in southern California, with multiple warehouses and container yards in the area. Its customers include flatware and electronics companies, both of which ship to retailers such as Bed Bath & Beyond, JCPenney, Kroger, Target, and Wal-Mart. Because Megatrux's customers are shipping to retailers that currently are or might in the future require RFID-enabled shipping information, the 3PL realized it could capitalize upon that need by integrating an RFID solution. "Meeting customer needs and remaining competitive in the 3PL space was about 90 percent of what drove us to implement RFID," says KC Pelle, executive vice president at Megatrux. "If we experienced some internal labor savings, that's great, but it wasn't the main impetus."
Source: Integrated Solutions, http://www.integratedsolutionsmag.com