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Italian coffee producer Lavazza and its packaging supplier, Goglio Cofibox, have implemented a radio frequency identification system that automates the replenishment of reels of packaging materials used to create Lavazza's products, and to improve those materials' traceability.
According to the two companies, the system-which employs EPC Gen 2 passive ultrahigh-frequency RFID tags-enables just-in-time delivery of reels of printed packaging materials manufactured by Goglio Cofibox in Cadorago (near Como, Italy), and an automated process for receiving the reels at Lavazza's facility near Turin. The technology has reduced Lavazza's inventory of packaging, as well as the space required to store it, and provides the coffee company with real-time visibility of stock levels.
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