Using an RFID-enabled inventory- and retail-management system provided by Nedap Retail, Dutch shoe retailer De Wolky Shop has significantly reduced its incidence of inventory errors. During the first two weeks of using the system, the company says that its stock accuracy jumped from 84 percent to 98 percent. Those accuracy gains, the company reports, led to fewer stock-outs and an increase in sales.
Scarmor, a logistics subsidiary of the French hypermarket chain E.Leclerc, has installed a network of RFID readers that works without middleware at 35 dock doors within two warehouses. The company continues to roll out the technology that will be used to track pallets being moved from distribution centers to roughly 58 E.Leclerc retail sites throughout the French province of Brittany.
Cybra, a barcode and RFID software provider, has announced the results of a survey illustrating that the use of radio frequency identification has increased significantly during the past four years. Specifically, the number of responding companies that indicated they were using the technology rose by 157 percent since a similar survey carried out in 2008. The study was conducted with 153 businesses, about half of which were Cybra customers.