TAGSYS Joins VICS Item-Level RFID Initiative
Company joins industry leaders in promoting the use of item-level RFID in the retail supply chain
TAGSYS, the leading provider of item-level RFID infrastructure, today announced it has joined the VICS Item Level RFID Initiative (VILRI), which advocates for the use of EPC-enabled RFID in the retail supply chain. TAGSYS joins leading technology vendors, brand owners, manufacturers, and industry trade associations in supporting the initiative.
VILRI, which is administered by the Voluntary Interindustry Commerce Solutions (VICS) Association, is dedicated to quantifying the benefits of item-level RFID and exploring how the technology can improve business processes in the retail value chain.
Because TAGSYS provides a complete, end-to-end, scalable RFID solution for retailers, the company will contribute both technical and business process knowledge to the VLRI subcommittees in which it will participate. By supporting the VILRI, TAGSYS will also have opportunities to educate potential customers on the value of emerging RFID applications in the retail sector and have access to a new level of visibility into trends in other retail segments.
"TAGSYS is focused on providing complete RFID-based solutions to the apparel and footwear supply chain, and we recognize the importance and value of the VICS Item Level RFID Initiative in educating the market and driving the adoption of this technology in that sector," said Douglas Karp, TAGSYS VP of North American Operations. "By participating in the VILRI, we further enhance our efforts in promoting item-level RFID adoption in the retail sector, while simultaneously gaining new market insight that will help us develop solutions to better meet the needs of our customers."
TAGSYS has participated in a number of large-scale, item-level RFID deployments around the globe, including an installation for French sportswear retailer Serge Blanco that tracks garments throughout the supply chain to the point of sale.
"We are pleased that TAGSYS has chosen to participate in VILRI, and look forward to incorporating the experience and knowledge they have gained in the apparel and retail markets into our own efforts to promote item-level RFID use," said Joseph Andraski, VICS President & CEO.
About the VICS Item Level RFID Initiative
The VICS Item Level RFID Initiative (VILRI) is an inter-industry group of the country's leading retailers, suppliers, industry associations, academics and solution providers dedicated to quantifying the benefits of item level RFID and exploring how it can improve business processes throughout the retail value chain. VILRI foresees the evolution of global supply chain efficiency through the adoption of item level EPC-enabled RFID technology, which will foster innovation, improve business processes and enhance consumer experiences. VILRI is open to members and affiliates interested in becoming involved in this exciting and strategic juncture in retail history. The initiative is supported by American Apparel & Footwear Association, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, GS1 Canada, GS1 US, National Retail Federation, Retail Council of Canada, Retail Industry Leaders Association and Voluntary Interindustry Commerce Solutions Association. Additional information is available at www.vics.org/ILRI/.
TAGSYS provides complete, reliable, high performance RFID infrastructure systems for item-level tracking in a variety of industries. Our unique RFID expertise, combined with a true understanding of RFID business processes, make us the ideal RFID partner to ease and ensure the success of your project. With a proven track record of delivering reliable, high performance production systems, TAGSYS has deployed RFID systems to over 500 customers in more than 40 countries. More information on TAGSYS can be found at www.tagsysrfid.com.