Frozen food industry distributor Atlas Cold Storage is teaming with Ship2Save to use the latter’s RFID system. The goal: to move frozen food faster, offering more “value-added” services to clients that need to meet Wal-Mart (and other mass-market retailer) mandates.
“With this new RFID installment, we continue to expand our RFID services offering,” said Darryl Peacock, Senior Manager of IT for Atlas Cold Storage, at press time, calling the collaboration one “that fits in with our goal of optimizing our clients’ supply chains through value-added systems and services.”
So far, Ship2Save has deployed its RFID system at two of Atlas Cold Storage’s 55 facilities.
Montreal, Canada (OPENPRESS) May 29, 2006 – “With this new RFID installment, we continue to expand our RFID services offering. An offering that allows our clients to meet mass-merchandiser RFID compliance seamlessly. The [Ship2Save] RFID system has provided us with a reliable and cost effective solution. A solution that fits in with our goal of optimizing our clients’ supply chains through value-added systems and services.” says Darryl Peacock, Senior Manager of IT for Atlas Cold Storage.
The system allows Atlas to offer value-added RFID services to clients that are progressively being required to meet RFID mandates of mass-merchandiser behemoths like Wal-Mart. “This project allowed us to extrapolate many of the best practices we discovered through our initial deployment at Sikeston [Missouri], and build yet another solid RFID infrastructure for Atlas [Cold Storage] here in Appleton, Wisconsin.” says Arsalan Ahmed, Director of RFID Development at Ship2Save.
The 2nd deployment site is phasing in a superior Gen2 tag standard that has facilitated Atlas Cold Storage to have a more flexible operational process with the RFID tagging. Arsalan adds: “The Gen2 tags that Atlas [Cold Storage] is phasing in, provide a superior read range and reliability for the floor workers at Appleton. This has to do with a improved hardware design of the Gen2 inlays as well as a much enhanced air interface protocol.”
As it stands, Ship2Save has deployed its RFID solution at 2 of Atlas Cold Storage’s 55 facilities. This solution can easily and rapidly deployed at the other Atlas facilities The Company strongly believes that this number will grow as more and more food and beverage manufacturers begin to adopt RFID as part of their supply chain.
Ship2Save is one of the industry leaders in cost effective RFID Solutions and is a founding member of the Canadian Microsoft RFID Council, a member of the Microsoft Global RFID Council, and a member of Texas Instruments Tag-It Team. Ship2Save’s unique product lines, flexible and proficient software, business development models, and distinctive deployment services, offer customers cost effective and high quality solutions for their logistic needs. www.ship2save.com
About Atlas Cold Storage
Atlas Cold Storage is an integral part of the North American frozen and chilled food industry’s supply chain, providing warehousing, distribution and logistics services. Through an integrated network of 55 facilities, Atlas Cold Storage provides a broad range of temperature-controlled storage, transportation and third party logistics management services. www.atlascold.com