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IAnywhere solutions experiment an opportunity for RFID to popularize the clothing field

Japan iAnywhere solutions and Sumitomo have recently disclosed the whole process of the experiment using RFID in the logistics center. This experiment is the entrusted business of RFID verification experiment in the fiber field in the "general basic development plan aimed at improving the efficiency of IT investment" of the Ministry of economy, trade and industry of Japan. It was implemented from November 2008 to February 2009. The purpose is to improve the efficiency of clothing fabric distribution plan, improve the utilization and operation efficiency of stores that need high wear resistance, and improve the commodity supply such as commodity planning and stocking. The Ministry of science and technology has also launched key basic material technology upgrading and industrialization, advanced electronic materials and industrialization technology, nano materials and devices, material genetic engineering and other key R & D projects should be planned (Merchandising) accuracy. This time, UHF band RFID is adopted, The supply inspection and inventory counting are simplified, and the commodity flow in the store and the stocking area is tracked

as an improvement measure of the logistics center, the incoming inspection previously implemented in each store is changed to the supply inspection of the logistics center. When it is impossible for commodities produced overseas and supplied to the logistics center to be sorted out according to the ordering instructions of the clothing manufacturer and distributed to each store to solve the testing of various materials with fixtures, read the RFID tags built in the price tags of various commodities to prevent sorting errors. When the commercial products are loaded into the corrugated boxes for distribution, they only need to be photographed on the RFID reader, so the inspection operation can be greatly simplified. In the past, the incoming inspection of stores was to confirm each commodity, so it took a lot of time on inspection. Therefore, goods cannot be put on the store immediately, and sometimes even miss the sales opportunity

in the store, RFID readers are set up between the stocking area and the store, as well as the display rack fitting room. Because we can carefully grasp the commodity flow information such as when the inventory in the stocking area is placed in the store, which commodities are tried on, and which commodities are often picked up by customers, it is expected to achieve improvements in commodity planning, purchase and display. In terms of RFID information management, the middleware "RFID anywhere" used in the RFID system of iAnywhere solutions is adopted. The middleware is responsible for the information exchange between existing systems such as ERP and POS, so that RFID information can be added without significantly changing the existing system

some problems also emerged in the experiment. For example, commodities with metal ornaments and boots with steel soles cannot read information smoothly, so it is difficult to judge whether the commodities are picked up by customers from the display rack or removed by salespersons when they are re placed. In addition, the cost and printing time of RFID tags are also problems to be solved. The average price tag is about 15 yen each, while the price tag with built-in RFID tag is about 30 yen. The company expects to reduce the increase due to RFID to about 10 yen through the popularity of this price tag. In addition, since there was no price tag printing system that supports individual printing, such as the price tag of clothing fabrics, a new development was carried out in this plan. Printing and information writing take about 4 ~ 5 seconds. The company hopes to improve the speed through future improvements

the experiment was carried out in two stores for a kind of commodity with 10-20-year-old women as the target consumer group. In the future, we plan to expand the number of stores and commodities for experiments. In addition, at present, the price tag of the goods that have been warehoused in the logistics center is replaced by the price tag of the built-in RFID tag. The company hopes that the overseas sewing factory will finally put the price tag of the built-in RFID tag. (: Yoshida)

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