Kevingston’s solution combines Telectronica’s Smart Retail software with Zebra RFID readers, antennas, printers, mobile computers and sleds. This innovative approach helps optimize processes – from the manufacture of clothing to the point of sale (POS) in stores – to enhance the flow of inventory leading to increased accuracy and better service. The solution makes it easy to receive containers and reduces the time merchandise spends in backroom inventory from hours to minutes.
By cutting the time required to count inventory at the warehouse and in stores, Kevingston now conducts stock audits in stores every week, ensuring inventory accuracy and making it easier for customers to find products on display.
Kevingston is also using the RFID solution to give their customers a better shopping experience by reducing checkout times and providing a more engaging customer-facing technology.
Using Zebra RFID technology and smart screens known as Magic Mirrors, Kevingston’s shoppers can choose different clothing, sizes or colors available in store, and ask for them without leaving the dressing room. Shoppers can also receive customized offers by providing personal information, helping improve Kevingston’s marketing and sales efforts.
The Zebra-Telectronica solution includes RFID antennas at the POS to help Kevingston significantly reduce checkout times, minimize errors and streamline the invoicing and purchasing process which has been essential on busy days.
“We used to check inventory with 15 people counting clothing piece by piece over several days,” Roberto Blázquez, GM, Kevingston, said. “With the Zebra-Telectronica Smart Retail solution, we can now read between 100 and 150 clothing units in 20 seconds and have two people complete a full inventory count within eight hours.”