RFID in E-commerce
As a key supplier of RFID labels to retail brands and stores, BSN will tap into the innovative RFID Gate Systems offered by Turck. Mounted over a warehouse dock door or other opening, items going through the gate are captured and recorded simultaneously into a customer's ERP system or a Cloud server.
RFID labels, currently used for item visibility within the store, can be used to provide reports throughout the supply chain. It would simply require the installation of a turnkey RFID infrastructure in the warehouse and distribution centers.
"We knew that our RFID labels would provide the item data that could help reduce the number of safety stocks and that this connected RFID data has the potential to save millions of dollars," said Philip Calderbank, RFID Consultant at BSN. "However, as BSN is primarily a label company, we needed to find a global partner capable to supply the RFID readers and software into logistics operations. This agreement now enables BSN and Turck to supply a total 'real-time' item-visibility solution from a vendor to store shelf. Being able to take advantage of the existing RFID labels throughout the supply chain provides for a much greater ROI."
"Turck looks forward to working with BSN and offering a more complete solution for item-level tracking and visibility in retail," commented Don Eichman, Turck Systems Group Manager. "It is exciting to see the talented teams work together and have a clear understanding of how they can use both RFID solutions to deliver more value to their customers," he concluded.
BSN and Turck will be highlighting their new supply chain solutions at the National Retail Federation "Big Show," which will be at the Jacob Kravits Center in New York from Jan. 15-17.
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Headquartered in Guangzhou, and with operations around the world, BSN offers a local service in Packaging, TRIMS, Labels, and RFID "item-level" tracking solutions.
Founded in 1988, BSN now supplies more than 500 apparel, footwear and supply chain organizations located in 16 countries.
Through its technology division, BSN designs and produces RFID inlays and software solutions. Building on its rapid success in this area, the company recently opened a purpose-built "state-of-the-art" RFID design and production Technology Center. Visit www.gzbsn.com.
Turck is a pioneer in automation technology, providing customers with a comprehensive line of quality and advanced technology products in a fast, flexible and accurate manner. With more than 4,600 people working in 30 countries, Turck has built global partnerships with customers based on engineering expertise, flexibility, and our willingness to take on engineering challenges that others will not. For more information, visit www.turck.us.
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