House of Fraser to Attach RFID Tags to Clothes

February 19, 2004

UK Retailer House of Fraser has partnered with supply chain management company Exel to trial RFID solutions:

Trial will measure the benefits of RFID

[...] The project will encompass individual products from House of Fraser's own brand manufacturers in China. RFID tags will be attached directly to garments providing the scope to track shipment movements at item level. The tags enable automatic, real-time product visibility at any point in the supply chain.

As containers arrive at House of Fraser's national distribution centre (NDC) in Milton Keynes, which Exel has managed since July 2003, the Company will measure the cost benefits associated with automated receiving, inventory counting, distribution centre dispatching and store receiving.

(via the White Rose and the RFID-scanner weblogs)

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For the past 12 years, Gordon Cook has written about every aspect of the commercial Internet. Detailed interviews with the leaders of the field have given him a body of knowledge of unique breadth and depth. Gordon has used that broad knowledge to develop a complete analysis of the commercial, political, economic, system and technical issues surrounding the broad introduction of RFID technology into the Global Economy.

His research has resulted in an exhaustive examination of the technology, architecture, and business strategy of RFID, in inventory management and, much more importantly, in the supply chain. He examines the Auto-ID, EPCglobal VeriSign Alliance to create "wireless" bar codes. He explains why this will have little impact unless and until it is well integrated into a wide range of corporate ERP systems. He describes why some companies that use web services, RosettaNet and appropriate supply chain software don't have any ROI yet for using RFID. Finally he looks in great detail at a very innovative and comprehensive service grid approach where goods may be tracked with mobile agent software from manufacture to point of sale.

An extract from the report and the full contents list can be found on my web site - RFID Exchange.


Steve Heap
RFID Exchange

Posted by: Steve Heap at March 26, 2004 02:06 AM
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