Item-level RFID entrepreneur TAGSYS announced that Portuguese fashion retailer, Throttleman, has received the ‘Best Enterprise Solution’ award from the EHI Retail Institute.
EHI, the 500-member global retail trade association, presented the award to Throttleman for its successful deployment of a supply chain solution built upon TAGSYS’ UHF RFID tunnel.
Integrating an RFID infrastructure has enabled Throttleman to increase the efficiency of its distribution center by 60 percent and ensures that stock is quickly and accurately routed to the appropriate stores.
TAGSYS Customer Throttleman Receives ‘Best Enterprise Solution’ Award
DUSSELDORF, Germany, Feb 27, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) – TAGSYS, the global leader in item-level RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) infrastructure, announced that Portuguese fashion retailer, Throttleman, has received the ‘Best Enterprise Solution’ award from the EHI Retail Institute. EHI, the 500 member global retail trade association, presented the award to Throttleman for its successful deployment of a supply chain solution built upon TAGSYS’ UHF RFID tunnel. Integrating an RFID infrastructure has enabled Throttleman to increase the efficiency of its distribution center by 60% and ensures that stock is quickly and accurately routed to the appropriate stores.
Affixed with Paxar Avery Dennison RFID labels, items are shipped from Throttleman’s manufacturing plant in India to their distribution center in Portugal. Upon arrival, TAGSYS’ UHF RFID tunnel identifies and counts the content of each box with scan rates of up to 18,000 articles per hour. Comparing the list of scanned items to the packing slip, TAGSYS’ UHF RFID tunnel automatically identifies discrepancies and generates an alert to check content. This reduces the amount of time items remain in Throttleman’s distribution center from 4.9 days to less than 24 hours, thereby quickly and accurately replenishing a store’s inventory.
Systems integrator, Creative Systems, was chosen by Throttleman to define and install an RFID system to improve efficiencies throughout their supply chain. Creative Systems selected TAGSYS for its expertise in item-level RFID infrastructure systems, and Paxar Avery Dennison to supply the RFID labels. “Our partnership strategy is again paying off,” indicated Olivier Burah, TAGSYS’ Vice President of Sales. “We are proud of the award and grateful to our partners Creative Systems and Paxar Avery Dennison.”
Upon receiving the award, Miguel Maya, Throttleman’s General Manager acknowledged their intent to expand the use of RFID throughout their network of stores to more effectively manage the flow of inventory and improve sales.
By selecting Throttleman from among 10 other nominees highlights that both large and small apparel retailers profit from RFID systems. Retailers benefiting from RFID receive real-time visibility into inventory and product movement to reduce loss prevention, improve store productivity and boost brand loyalty. UHF item-level RFID is ideally suited for the apparel industry since it offers a long range to rapidly and accurately read goods.
TAGSYS is the global leader in item-level RFID infrastructure. TAGSYS provides RFID systems and tags for end-to-end item-level tracking that automates labor-intensive processes, authenticates and safeguards goods, and enables real-time inventory and asset visibility. With a proven track record of delivering Reliable, Accurate and Secure (R.A.S.) RFID systems and tags, TAGSYS has deployed over 100 million tags and 60,000 reader systems to over 500 customers in more than 40 countries. TAGSYS’ RFID solutions are currently being deployed in a range of highly specialized vertical markets that include pharmaceutical, fashion apparel, libraries, and textile rental. The company is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts with offices and R&D Centers in France, and in Hong Kong. More information on TAGSYS can be found at www.tagsysrfid.com.
Throttleman distinguishes itself in the fashion industry by foreseeing customers’ needs and by offering them unique ways to express their individuality and imagination. The company prides itself on highly-qualified in-store sales associates and a three-pillar approach to brand identity:
– Originality and freshness in collections
– Unique store architecture and prime locations
– Brand marketing
Throttleman also has subdivisions for its different market segments: Man, Kid, Woman and Funny. For more information please visit www.throttleman.com.
About Creative Systems
Creative Systems is an integrated solutions provider for smart information acquisition and management. With broad experience in IT and operations management, the company is focused on simple, scalable and competitive solutions, supported by expert consultancy in process optimization and efficiency.
Creative Systems has pioneered several item-level applications that use RFID to gain a competitive advantage. The company has an experienced technical team and is able to address any physical challenge in an RFID deployment. For more information please visit www.creativesystems.pt.
About Avery Dennison Corporation
Avery Dennison is a global leader in pressure-sensitive labeling materials, retail tag, ticketing and branding systems and office products. Based in Pasadena, Calif., Avery Dennison is a FORTUNE 500 Company with 2007 sales of $6.3 billion. Avery Dennison employs more than 30,000 individuals in 60 countries who develop, manufacture and market a wide range of products for both consumer and industrial markets. Products offered by Avery Dennison include: Fasson brand self-adhesive materials; Avery Dennison brand products for the retail and apparel industries; Avery brand office products and graphics imaging media; specialty tapes, peel-and-stick postage stamps, and labels for a wide variety of automotive, industrial and durable goods applications.