Implementing RFID technology throughout Essentiel’s stores worldwide enables the brand to optimize inventory accuracy to ensure on-shelf product availability. The roll-out will start first semester 2020 when the first source tagged items hit the stores and will be completed within two months.
To ensure a fast and smooth roll-out process, Essentiel Antwerp will be using Nedap’s self-deployment methodology. This methodology enables Essentiel to deploy at a fast pace, using existing in-house training and roll out infrastructure.
“We knew cloud-based RFID was our way to go, after thorough research during the last two years and experience with systems hosted locally," said Peter Bruggeman, CFO at Essentiel Antwerp. "We got in touch with Nedap in our quest for a proven cloud-based solution that was easy to deploy on a global scale. Using Nedap’s self-deployment methodology we are able to move at the fastest possible pace during our global expansion.”
Nedap’s !D Cloud software suite is a Software-as-a-Service solution specifically developed for retail RFID applications. It offers retailers the quickest route to implement RFID and improve their in-store inventory accuracy to over 98%. Essentiel Antwerp integrates !D Cloud with Microsoft Dynamics Navision such that realtime insights into inventory levels and the exact location of each item also enable the successful introduction of omnichannel services.
“Realtime inventory visibility through RFID enables Essentiel Antwerp to develop omnichannel services or to easily share inventory information between stores," said Bruno Bakker, business developer RFID at Nedap Retail Benelux. "This helps Essentiel always have the right product available and serve their customers in the best possible way.”