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German Clothing Retailer Uses RFID to Monitor Products Throughout Supply Chain

German casual apparel company Marc O'Polo has adopted a radio frequency identification solution to track its products across the entire supply chain, from its distribution center to 86 of its stores throughout Europe. The company finished installing the system at all 87 sites by September 2014, and is now expanding the deployment to include the tagging of products by manufacturers, thereby enabling the retailer to track its merchandise from the point at which they are made.

The company is using Detego Suite 4.0, provided by Enso Detego, to capture and manage RFID read data from each tagged item. The system has been taken live at all of Marc O'Polo's retail stores. Enso Detego was able to accomplish the fast deployment with the help of two third-party solution providers: Meco Group and Knoblauch.

Marc O'Polo, headquartered south of Munich, in Stephanskirchen, owns and operates 110 stores worldwide that are dedicated to selling its casual clothing made from natural materials. The company also sells its apparel through 165 franchise stores, 1,190 retail partners and 1,320 multi-brand stores. Its products, which include eyewear and other accessories, cater to young consumers. At its headquarters, the firm operates a DC that receives garments manufactured by third-parties and ships them to its stores as needed. Marc O'Polo reached out to Enso Detego for an end-to-end solution that would increase its supply chain visibility and product availability on the sales floor.

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The company is using Detego Suite 4.0, provided by Enso Detego, to capture and manage RFID read data from each tagged item. The system has been taken live at all of Marc O'Polo's retail stores. Enso Detego was able to accomplish the fast deployment with the help of two third-party solution providers: Meco Group and Knoblauch.

Marc O'Polo, headquartered south of Munich, in Stephanskirchen, owns and operates 110 stores worldwide that are dedicated to selling its casual clothing made from natural materials. The company also sells its apparel through 165 franchise stores, 1,190 retail partners and 1,320 multi-brand stores. Its products, which include eyewear and other accessories, cater to young consumers. At its headquarters, the firm operates a DC that receives garments manufactured by third-parties and ships them to its stores as needed. Marc O'Polo reached out to Enso Detego for an end-to-end solution that would increase its supply chain visibility and product availability on the sales floor.

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