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Rfid future plans

rfid future plans

Accessories Merchandise Categories

Reducing shrinkage has traditionally been a motivator for RFID use in the accessories category, but retailers selling accessories noted a number of other benefits as well.

  • The small leather goods and jewelry categories reported omnichannel fulfillment support as their most cited use case.
  • Inventory accuracy and reducing out-of-stocks were the most cited use cases for brands in watches, handbags and eyewear lines. Cosmetics and fragrances appear to have slightly lower RFID adoption rates.

Identification The of Radio Future Frequency

Effects of Implementation

By attaching Fujitsu's RFID labels to the approximately seven thousand aircraft components that make up a single aircraft and automatically generating an ARL, Boeing aims to digitally manage component information and greatly improve task efficiency, including cutting man hours worked and reducing human error. In this way, aircraft delivery tasks are also becoming more efficient, supporting improved productivity in aircraft manufacturing.

In addition, by using the digitized ARL, airlines can ensure accurate traceability for components, enabling secure and rapid support during maintenance or when a fault occurs.

By providing personal recommendations, showcased reviews and links to products available only online, retailers can create an endless aisle of merchandise.

Coupled with same-day delivery models, these “future retailing” use cases support broader investments in RFID beyond just inventory accuracy and fulfillment. RFID is often considered just one more foundational component within larger technology systems that measure benefits in terms of improvements in net promoter scores, store traffic, conversion rates and basket size. As the responsive digital retail experience moves from flagship and innovation labs/stores to mainline stores, the case for RFID tagging to support interactive retailing may become more compelling for wholesale brands.

Future plans for RFID uses were largely consistent with current uses, another sign of positive ROI.

Retailers will likely leverage RFID technology to support their omnichannel transformations. As they push omnichannel initiatives like enterprise selling and ship-from-store, where allocation requires an accurate view and maintenance of perpetual inventory in stores and backrooms, RFID pilots will target anticipated benefits of sales lift and margin improvements driven by increased full-price sell-through.

Kurt Salmon found RFID pilots and the RFID in Retail Study results compelling, particularly among retailers who have a diverse product assortment, fast-turning products, and significant omnichannel and interactive retail initiatives underway.

). RFID can also support interactivity by providing information on what inventory customers handle in real time, allowing delivery of product-specific marketing to targeted locations (e.g., fitting rooms, store displays, mobile devices) and customers.


1. What is the current state of RFID adoption in the soft lines industry?

Overall, almost one-third (32%) of respondents reported that their companies had performed full adoption of RFID, 2% are piloting and two-thirds (66%) reported not using RFID at this time.

However, overall adoption remains relatively low across the soft lines industry. Kurt Salmon has seen clients’ interest in this technology rise over the last year, prompting the Kurt Salmon RFID in Retail Study.

In July and August 2014, Kurt Salmon initiated a U.S. study to examine the current state of RFID adoption across the soft lines industry and surveyed 50 U.S. soft lines retailers meeting a minimum revenue threshold of $500 million in revenue in the basics, fashion or accessories merchandise categories. The survey explored retailers’ and brands’ current perspective on RFID and their usage intent for the technology in the future.

These companies reported that the following use cases drove their interest:
  • Reduce time and labor costs via automated inventory reports (68%)
  • Reduce shrinkage (64%)
  • Support of omnichannel fulfillment (ship-from-store and pick up from store) (64%)
  • Improve back-to-front replenishment (61%)
  • Reduce store out-of-stocks (54%)

Future use cases are likely to lead to increased intent to pilot

Several retail segments, including department stores and specialty brands, are experimenting with interactive retail strategies.


  1. Hapojez

    Just Another puppet! chips! Are the real plans!

  2. Viwacefome

    Any plans to make the RFID cards cheaper? £20 seems steep for a piece of plastic to allow us to pay you more reliably ;- )

  3. Yahuqogakuf

    Many high value items are tracked with rfid in the label. We were not aware of their plans before.

  4. Jijohaha


  5. Bewobetuwuw

    A7 does SecretServer work with RFID devices or other hardware or are there plans to?

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