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Retailers Take A New Approach To Addressing Out-of-Stocks - Part 3
Innovative retailers are using RFID technology as a common fabric across many of its merchandise- centric applications to gain real-time insight into merchandise status and to take necessary steps to anticipate and reduce out-of-stocks. In this final series installment, we’ll take a look at how Checkpoint Systems has developed an innovative and efficient approach to this problem.
In Part 1 of this discussion on how retailers can reduce out-of-stocks and improve merchandise availability, we discussed the new market realities facing retailers, including tighter margins, shifting shopper behavior and the need for hyper-accurate inventory availability status. In this installment, we cover how innovative retailers are taking an integrated, intelligent and insightful approach to addressing issues related to inventory management and shrink management in a cohesive manner, often using RFID technology to achieve their most important goals.
Retailing has always been a tough business, marked by demanding consumers, tight profit margins and intense competition. Retailers – even the most successful ones – also have had to confront and overcome various operational challenges such as managing inventories, controlling shrink, representing their brands in an innovative and attractive manner and maximizing every square foot of selling space, while improving shoppers’ experience.
Imaginarium, a leading retailer of products and merchandise for early childhood education and children’s toys, likes to bill itself as having “the prettiest toy shops in the world.” But Imaginarium is savvy enough to recognize that aesthetically pleasing store environments do more than attract shoppers and their children: they also can attract potential thieves.
In this case study from Checkpoint Systems, a leading Spanish supermarket network adds antennas and high-theft solutions as part of its store refurbishment program.
ARTICLES FROM INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS FOR RETAILERS
American Apparel Deploys Smart Safes To Drive Down Theft
The specialty apparel retailer uses smart-safe technology to protect its assets and employees.
The Expanding Duty Of The RFID Tag
From the supply chain to the store floor and beyond, RFID tags continue to prove their multidisciplinary benefits.
h.h. gregg Challenges The Loss Prevention Philosophy
LP sometimes has an adversarial relationship with store personnel. This electronics retailer has succeeded in creating a mutually beneficial partnership.
Meeting The Megapixel Camera Challenge For Retail Use
Retailers implementing IP cameras face challenges related to varying retail lighting conditions and bandwidth consumption.
Mobility Experts: Manufacturing - Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) Asset management and asset maintenance are typically very labor intensive and costly tasks. Asset inventory normally requires hands-on involvement with every asset to record the serial number and other crucial asset data.
RP4T™ Mobile RFID Label Printer
Zebra brings you the world’s first mobile thermal transfer printer with RFID printing/encoding capability. With the RP4T, you can print lasting bar code labels, UHF smart labels, and documents up to 4" wide.
SATO LP 100R Continuous Form Laser Printer
The SATO LP 100R is a high-performance laser imaging system offering superior print quality, high printing speeds, flexible paper handling, and ease of use. It is specifically designed to deliver excellent variable-data printing on custom tags, labels and forms.
Sensormatic® SensorID™ EPC Class 1 Version 1 Case Label The Sensormatic SensorID EPC Class 1 Version 1 Case Label is a disposable read/write UHF RFID label that gives users flexibility by allowing them to write new information to the label at all points throughout the supply chain.
R110Xi4™ RFID Printer/Encoder
With Zebra's R110Xi4 RFID printer/encoder—optimized for high-volume operations—you can print and encode a variety of UHF radio frequency identification smart labels for a multitude of applications.
Checkpoint Systems And RGIS Partner To Speed Retailers’ RFID Implementations
Checkpoint Systems, Inc., a leading global supplier of merchandise availability solutions for the retail industry, and RGIS, LLC, the market leader in supply chain, inventory, insights, merchandising and optimization solutions, recently announced here at the NRF 103rd Annual Convention & Expo that they have entered into a global partnership to bring the full RFID-based inventory management solution to retailers.
Tyco Retail Solutions Protects 50 Billion Items With Source Tagging
Tyco Retail Solutions, a leading provider of retail performance and security solutions, recently announced its Sensormatic anti-theft source tagging program achieved an industry milestone, protecting 50 billion consumer products worldwide -- five billion in apparel alone.
Checkpoint Systems Reaches Milestone: Has Now Evaluated 75,000 Different Products In Its Source Tagging Evaluation Centers Since Starting 20+ Years Ago
Checkpoint Systems, Inc., a global leader in merchandise availability solutions for the retail industry, recently announced it has now evaluated 75,000 different products globally during 20+ years of testing and certifying EAS source-tagged products.
Checkpoint Launches Enhanced RFID-Based EAS Overhead Solution
Checkpoint Systems, Inc., a leading global supplier of merchandise availability solutions for the retail industry, recently announced RFID-based EAS Overhead 2.0, delivering improved inventory visibility and loss prevention benefits at the point-of-exit.
Global Retail Theft Barometer Finds Shrink Cost Retailers $112B, Averaging 1.4 Percent Of Sales
Shrink, comprised of shoplifting, employee or supplier fraud, organized retail crime and administrative errors, cost the retail industry more than $112B globally last year, according to the 2012-2013 Global Retail Theft Barometer, and represented 1.4 percent of retail sales, on average.
Leading Retail Chain Implements RFID With Checkpoint Systems To Improve Availability Of Merchandise
Checkpoint Systems, Inc., a leading global supplier of merchandise availability solutions for the retail industry, recently announced that a leading North American retail chain completed the deployment of Checkpoint’s Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) solutions in all of its 1,000+ retail stores.