Forum 2: Retail & Logistics
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Exact inventories are the foundation for success
Increasement of stock accuracy and reduction of workload for inventories are the absolute long runners in retail. Exact inventories are an effective sales lever.
If the automated inventory is based on a source tagging solution, the benefits increase significantly in the entire supply chain. It makes the process a product from the manufacture into the customer's shopping bag completely transparent.
On the basis of recorded tracking data, optimization potentials can be precisely defined and realized in effective solutions. The way of implementation today and tomorrow is: Wireless IoT!
Increase inventory accuracy, but how?
One of the main sales drivers in retail? Accurate inventory. If every product is marked with an RFID label, inventory times in the shop are massively reduced. Inventory accuracy is increased: 95 percent instead of 60 percent can be easily reached.
Transparency gains can affect the entire supply chain. Friction losses during transport or in the distribution center are avoided. Tagged products open up new customer (integrative) channels.
Via NFC, the customer can be offered interaction possibilities - from proof of authenticity to extended, personalized services.
Hardware for retail
From entry-level solutions with a handheld to fully covered stores with RFID ceiling antennas for automated stocktaking and goods tracking; reliable interfaces have been created for POS integration and integration of RFID data into merchandise management systems.
Smart Shelfs and Smart Mirrors enable optimized information and interaction with customers. Services right through to checkout in the changing room with wireless IoT technology have successfully left the proof-of-concept phase behind.
Robots that carry out independent stocktaking after closing time are tried-and-tested technology applications in continuous use.
Omni Channel? More up to date than ever!
The retail trade is moved by numerous influencing factors. Flexibility is required. Wireless IoT technologies create the database needed to bring the classic brick-and-mortar store into the digital age.
The decisive factor is to implement the technological tools suitable for the individual product range and the target group. Successes already achieved by first players in the fashion industry or in the food retail trade emphatically underline: Wireless IoT works!