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Norwegian Clothing Chain Improves Inventory Accuracy With RFID Technology

For the past year, Moods of Norway's clothing suppliers have been RFID-tagging all garments sold by the stores that the Norwegian retailer operates.

Norwegian Clothing Chain Improves Inventory Accuracy With RFID Technology

The company announced that its suppliers are now using Checkpoint Systems Zephyr 2 EPC ultrahigh-frequency RFID labels, which employees read weekly at 14 of its stores in order to improve inventory accuracy. Based on how the RFID system has improved stock-level accuracy, says Hans Petter Hübert, Moods of Norway's supply chain manager, the store is able to ship goods to online customers from the store location closest to each shopper. That, he says, would have been impossible without RFID, since inventory accuracy was simply not high enough to ensure that goods were available.

Moods of Norway is also testing fixed RFID readers at its distribution center for receiving and possibly shipping. The company has already tested a fixed reader at one store for inventory-tracking purposes, with future pilots in the works for 2016, both at stores and the DC.

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The company announced that its suppliers are now using Checkpoint Systems Zephyr 2 EPC ultrahigh-frequency RFID labels, which employees read weekly at 14 of its stores in order to improve inventory accuracy. Based on how the RFID system has improved stock-level accuracy, says Hans Petter Hübert, Moods of Norway's supply chain manager, the store is able to ship goods to online customers from the store location closest to each shopper. That, he says, would have been impossible without RFID, since inventory accuracy was simply not high enough to ensure that goods were available.

Moods of Norway is also testing fixed RFID readers at its distribution center for receiving and possibly shipping. The company has already tested a fixed reader at one store for inventory-tracking purposes, with future pilots in the works for 2016, both at stores and the DC.

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Norwegian Clothing Chain Improves Inventory Accuracy With RFID Technology