Nedap's iD Cloud platform enables to automate processes in distribution centres with RFID technology. Examples are incoming and outgoing shipments, counting, returns, picking & packing. As a consequence, brands and retailers benefit from item-level insights, higher efficiency, and better accuracy.
An excellent omnichannel shopping experience is driven by ensuring that products are always available and orders can be fulfilled from any stock location. In a world where different sales channels (such as stores, e-com, online platforms) are connected, it becomes crucial to know where products are. With our iD Cloud platform and using RFID technology, we make products visible across the entire supply chain and provide a single point of truth, in real-time.
Once all products are tagged with RFID labels, it is a logical step to apply the technology in warehouses and distribution centers. The deployment of RFID read-points allows for the automation and optimization of data capturing, verification steps, and seamless integration with the merchandise flow.
In the omnichannel world, products are shipped between warehouses, DCs, store stores, and even to shoppers. Since locations and the status of items are rapidly changing, stock information can quickly get outdated and inaccurate. The iD Cloud DC applications verify the accuracy of shipments and capture all inventory movements on a unique item level.
Retailers increasingly open up their traditional supply chains. New shipments do not just arrive from a distribution center anymore – new stock can also come from an e-commerce warehouse, nearby stores, or any other stock source. In this omnichannel reality, achieving total stock visibility across multiple channels is the foundation to route and orchestrate orders, wherever they come from, or they need to be delivered to.
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As a core, the iD Cloud data platform includes an EPCIS repository that holds all EPC read-events, wherever they have been created or whenever the status of an EPC changes (e.g., going to a new location). This makes iD Cloud a perfect solution to keep track of all item movements and status changes. iD Cloud is an open platform, built on modern technologies and multi-tenant hosted. Our platform supports various industry standards such as EPCIS 2.0 and GS1 Digital Link.
The iD Cloud Supply Chain application stack covers the RFID use cases in warehouses. It includes the User Interface, reader control, business logic, workflow management, and integration layer.
iD Cloud is hardware agnostic and integrates with all forms of RFID read-points (tunnels, desktop stations, handhelds, printers). We are working with certified supply chain partners and utilize our API-based iD Cloud DC Connector to integrate their hardware components with the iD Cloud platform.
As part of our phased approach methodology, we will take you through the specification and realization of your DC deployment, including hardware testing and selection, workflow design, and overall system integration. With our team of experts, we select the optimal RFID components, based on our guiding principle of robustness, ease of use, and scalability.
Fully transparent supply chains
Nedap’s leading RFID-based inventory visibility platform enables brands and retailers to make every step in their supply chain visible, providing business benefits such as process efficiency, shipment accuracy, and inventory visibility. The result: end-to-end, real-time inventory visibility, and 100% accuracy of shipments. This prevents costly errors and as such significantly improves customer experience.
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Benefits of RFID technology in logistics
Streamlining DC processes
Incoming shipments verification
Ensure that the distribution center can operate based on accurate inventory information. Quickly and efficiently check all goods received at the unique item level and compare it to the list of expected goods from the factory as well as returns from stores. Prevent supplier fraud and instantly spot what is missing.
Outgoing shipments verification
After this step in the DC, you will be ensured, sales channels such as stores and e-commerce platforms are supplied accurately by verifying all outgoing shipments. Prevent chargebacks from wholesale clients claiming incorrect deliveries.
When item-level product data is connected to the warehouse management system, this allows for seamless return verification based on RFID reads.
E-com order verification
After the picking process, shipments can be checked on a workstation with an integrated RFID reader. This ensures a seamless verification of e-com orders and makes sure the customers receive the right products, every time without additional manhours for verification.
Grey market identification
By combining unique product identities with its destined channel or partner, it is easy to verify if products are sold in the right market segment or channel and to identify misuse.
RFID-enabled e-commerce processes can also be used to assign a (“e-com or sold”) status for BOPIS products to facilitate tracking and authentication of returns.
Case Study Scalpers
Real-time, item-level stock visibility with RFID
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