Nedap Awards Under Armour 5 LPF Scholarships

Pictured: Mike Kujawa (Senior Regional Manager- Asset Protection at Under Armour) and Wouter Ubbels (Director of Sales at Nedap)

Nedap partners with the LPF to support growth and professional development in the Loss Prevention industry

Wakefield, Massachusetts, June 11 2019

Nedap, the global leader in RFID-based retail solutions, awards Under Armour, Inc., the lead inventor, marketer and distributor of branded performance athletic apparel, footwear and accessories, with five Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) scholarships.

Nedap selected Under Armour due to its continuous partnership with Nedap and its innovative loss prevention approach. These scholarships will help support Under Armour’s loss prevention team by enabling them to achieve their LPCertified designation (LPC), which is rapidly becoming the standard in loss prevention and asset protection professional development.

“We’re very proud to partner with the LPF and support the loss prevention industry’s professional development,” said Wouter Ubbels, Director of Business Development for Nedap Americas. “We’re presenting these scholarships to Under Armour as a way to give back to them for their continue partnership and trust in the Nedap team, as well as showcasing their innovative approach to protecting the assets of their stores.”

Meet Nedap at NRF PROTECT, booth #830. More information: https://www.nedap-retail.com/resources/events/nrfprotect2019/

 

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About Nedap Retail
Nedap is the Global Leader in RFID-based Retail solutions. Nedap helps retailers permanently prevent losses, optimize stock levels and simplify the multi-store retail management using RFID. Nedap’s RFID software platform gives retailers real-time item-level insights into their stock levels and the exact location of each item. Using these real-time insights, retailers are able act much more agile, offer customers a better shopping experience and uplift sales.

Media contact:
Robin van Stenis
Director Global Marketing
Robin.vanstenis@nedap.com
844 US NEDAP
www.nedap-retail.com

Nedap’s Orange Wavers: Meet Corey Daff

At Nedap, we are proud of the team that serves our customers. Each team member is a product-knowledge expert and enjoys every customer interaction. At Nedap, we are committed to being transparent in our approach to building relationships.

With this in mind, we’d like to introduce you to Corey Daff, Account Executive for Nedap:

How long have you’ve been with Nedap?
Although I’m fairly new with Nedap, I brought with me many years of experience in the technical space, as well as love for exceptional customer service. That’s why Nedap is a great fit for me.

What are your career highlights?
I was an IT Headhunter for 4 years post-college.

I also spent a couple years selling Oracle ERP/SCM/HCM/ back office software prior to moving into the Cyber Security software world.

What makes you successful?
I come from a very blue-collar family in Massachusetts and I feel that my work ethic and attitude towards hard work is what has made me successful.

Describe your passion for customer service.
Customer service most directly shows in my constant desire to be the best I can be. I always enjoy looking for and thinking about ways that things can be improved, especially when it comes to those who are close to me and I think this echoes in my relationships with my customers.

What do you think is the coolest feature of Nedap’s product suite?
Our dynamic beam steering ability is up there, as it allows our RFID-ready retailers to address loss prevention by leveraging the same RFID technology that drastically improves their stock/inventory management.

What’s the biggest challenge facing retail in your opinion?
With the current generation of buyers in the marketplace today, I think the customer experience that brands provide is of critical importance. I think the biggest challenge they are faced with is how to create an experience that allows their customers to seamlessly interact with the brand, whether at a retail store or via devices. The patience of the current generation of consumers (which I certainly fall into myself!) is exceptionally low, and the cost of brand loyalty is increasing, so retailers are going to need to find a way to grant more, for less.

What would your best friend say is your best quality?
To be honest, I guess I should ask them! I would have to guess that they would say either my enthusiasm or my loyalty as a friend.

What’s the last book you’ve read?
The Salt Fix, which is a super-interesting read for a health/fitness nerd like me. Specifically, it speaks to the impact of sodium on health and performance.

What is your favorite place in the world?
Growing up, my favorite place was the cabin my grandfather built in the woods of Maine. However, I would say these days I couldn’t deny that my favorite place to be is on the slopes!

What is your favorite movie?
I think my favorite that I’ve seen lately would be Ex Machina.

What is your favorite music?
Lately there has been a lot of The Black Keys in my life.

If you had a superpower, what would it be?
I’d love to be able to teleport to work, back home, to the fridge to get a snack – that would be ideal.

Come meet Cory and the other Orange Wavers at NRF PROTECT booth 830!

Superdry signs up for global RFID roll-out with Nedap

The Netherlands, Groenlo, 1 May 2019 

Nedap’s leading RFID software platform enables Superdry to unlock omnichannel potential 

Nedap today announces that Superdry has signed up for !D Cloud, Nedap’s leading RFID software platform. This is an important step in the retailer’s omnichannel strategy, with the objective to increase inventory accuracy and align online and physical store sales. The RFID deployment involves more than 200 stores across the globe, with initial focus on the UK, European and US markets.

Long term strategic RFID relationship

Superdry started investigating RFID a few years ago with the ambition of increasing inventory accuracy. This ultimately would lead to better customer experiences in store and online, as the right product would always be available at the right time.
Making inventory information visible through the use of RFID in an intuitive and simple to use technology is a key reason why Superdry are to signing up with Nedap’s !D Cloud. “We have a strong belief in RFID as a core technology and we are convinced this will be a fundamental building block of our strategic direction moving forward” says James Eastwood, implementation manager at Superdry. “In order to best manage our customer offering it is critical that we have an accurate view of store inventory. This allows us to maximize sales floor availability and presents a number of other great omni-channel opportunities. We can only achieve this by using state-of-the-art technology, which should be easy and intuitive to use by our store staff. Nedap’s !D Cloud solution gives us the foundation to achieve our strategic goals and also benefit from other RFID use cases throughout our supply chain”

“We are extremely excited to announce that Superdry is continuing their RFID journey with Nedap” says Nick Markwell, Business Lead !D Cloud UK at Nedap. “We have a great cultural fit with Superdry and both of our businesses are aligned on the current and future use of RFID. With our depth of in-house RFID experts and continued commitment to innovation, we look forward being Superdry’s long term RFID partner and supporting them in achieving their strategic goals.”

Eliminating the need for investment in physical shielding

Before deploying Nedap’s !D Cloud solution, Superdry was facing a significant financial investment in physical shielding of stock rooms. This was necessary to complete the refill of products from the stock room to the sales floor. During the pilot phase of the RFID project, physical shielding in the form of metallic paint was used. This still led to significant bleed, forcing store staff to reduce the read power on the handheld device. “We couldn’t increase the read power of the handheld any further, as this would lead to unwanted detection of items beyond the walls. On 30% read power it took us 2 and a half hours to count the entire store, while the same count using Nedap’s Virtual Shielding™ (patent pending) takes 25 minutes, without the need to physically shield our store” Eastwood says.

Fast implementation by self-deployment

Superdry has started the rollout process and is scheduled to be finished by October 2019 using Nedap’s self-deployment methodology. This methodology enables Superdry to deploy at a fast pace, using existing in-house training and roll out infrastructure and fits with the retailer’s ambitions to master the technology.

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Media contact:
Ilse Protsman
Marketing Communications Manager
 +31 (0)544 47 19 18
+31 6 55 41 51 67
ilse.protsman@nedap.com
www.nedap-retail.com 

Nedap and MishiPay join forces to accelerate market adoption of secure mobile self-checkout

MishiPay mobile self-checkout integration with !D Cloud, Nedap’s cloud-based RFID platform, presented at RetailEXPO

The Netherlands, Groenlo, April 18 2019

Nedap, the global leader in RFID-based retail solutions, teams up with MishiPay to present its mobile self-checkout integration solution at RetailEXPO, May 1-2 in London. The deep integration with !D Cloud, Nedap’s cloud-based RFID platform, enables a seamless shopping experience with state-of-the-art shrink reduction, and increased stock visibility.

Mustafa Khanwala, Founder & CEO of MishiPay: “Merging RFID and our mobile self-checkout technology sets the pace for a new, frictionless shopping experience which benefits both retailers and brick and mortar shoppers. Our integration with Nedap will facilitate significant improvements in the in-store customer experience”.

“When using traditional EAS systems, it is not possible to implement mobile payment solutions and at the same time secure products,” Daniël Doorman, Product Manager at Nedap Retail explains. “Our cloud based RFID platform makes it possible to secure products when using mobile self- checkout solutions like MishiPay. Instantly after payment is completed, items will no longer alarm at the exit. With the recently completed integration between Nedap’s !D Cloud and MishiPay, the combined solution now works out-of-the-box.”

Meet Nedap and MishiPay at RetailExpo, booth #5B60.
More information: https://www.nedap-retail.com/resources/events/retailexpo/

Nedap Retail Announces Partnership with Product Protection Solutions in the United States

Leading provider of retail security solutions will become Nedap’s newest partner throughout the United States.

Wakefield, Massachusetts, March 18 2019

Nedap, the global leader in RFID retail solutions for the retail sector and Product Protection Solutions (PPS) have announced a strategic partnership. Product Protection Solutions, a leading provider of retail security solutions will become Nedap’s newest partner throughout the United States.

“With the electronic article surveillance market climbing exponentially, this union marks the beginning of streamlined services, innovative solutions and unmatched customer satisfaction initiatives.” said Christopher Cox, CEO of Product Protection Solutions. “We look forward to our partnership with the global leader in RFID.”

Rob Schuurman, CEO at Nedap Retail, stated, “With extensive experience in the application of RF and RFID technologies throughout the loss prevention, electronic article surveillance, and supply chain arenas, the PPS team is a powerful ally to have.”

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About Product Protection Solutions
PPS was founded to bring urgency and innovation into retail security enabling industry professionals to focus on the ever-evolving retail landscape and individual enterprise priorities. Our mission is to fill the gaps created by traditional loss prevention solutions through the employment of superior product protection solutions. Innovation coupled with experienced and personalized consultation amplify our ability to save our customers money and secure their bottom line.
For more information, visit www.ProductProtectionSolutions.com or call 888-542-3065.

About Nedap Retail
Nedap is the Global Leader in RFID-based Retail solutions. Nedap helps retailers permanently prevent losses, optimize stock levels and simplify the multi-store retail management using RFID. Nedap’s RFID software platform gives retailers real-time item-level insights into their stock levels and the exact location of each item. Using these real-time insights, retailers are able act much more agile, offer customers a better shopping experience and uplift sales.

Media contact:
Robin van Stenis
Director Global Marketing
Robin.vanstenis@nedap.com
844 US NEDAP
www.nedap-retail.com

America Today selects Nedap’s RFID solution

First RFID rollout on the Dutch retail market

Groenlo, The Netherlands, 19 January 2019

Fashion retailer America Today, part of Coolinvestments, has decided to implement Nedap’s !D Cloud RFID software at its 69 stores in the Benelux countries to structurally raise stock accuracy and, as a result, guarantee product availability. The rollout is planned for the second half of 2019.

Looking for the business case
In the autumn of 2018, America Today started a pilot together with Nedap in 3 stores, to investigate whether there was actually sufficient basis for a business case. During the course of the pilot, a weekly stock count was performed using the !D Cloud software and a RFID handheld reader, which resulted in an improvement in stock accuracy from 75% on average to 98%.

Jonathan Kahn, CFO of America Today, explains: “We realised that our stock accuracy was going to be a huge bottleneck for our omnichannel ambitions. That is why we started investigating, together with Nedap, whether we had a business case, and it turned out that we actually had one. We opted to follow the GS1 standards, so as to offer the cooperation with all our Supply Chain partners more opportunities in the future. We are fully convinced that RFID will be a great help to us in gaining more insight into and control of our stock.”

Arjan Pruiksma, Business Developer at Nedap Retail, adds: “We are very pleased that America Today has become the first clothing retailer in the Netherlands to implement RFID with Nedap. Similarly to other retailers, America Today does not have reliable stock data, which prevents it from truly integrating its stores and online channels. We are really looking forward to starting this RFID journey together.”

Stock accuracy with RFID
Nedap’s !D Cloud software suite is a SaaS (Software as a Service) solution which was especially developed for the retail sector. The software provides insight into stock levels and the exact location of each item. This also provides the basis for omnichannel concepts such as Click & Collect and Ship-from-Store. Kahn: “Our biggest driver is omnichannel, but a technology like RFID really tempts you to do everything at once. We opted to place our initial focus on maximising results with the lowest possible level of complexity. The first results are very promising, and the stores are enthusiastic as well. We cannot wait to get started.”

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Media contact:
Robin van Stenis
Director Global Marketing
EU +31 6 25 24 95 24
US +1 (781) 557-8002
robin.vanstenis@nedap.com
www.nedap-retail.com

Nedap’s !D Cloud software selected for first large-scale RFID deployment in the African retail market

January 11, 2019 – South African value retailer Ackermans has signed a three-year contract with Nedap for the supply of !D Cloud, Nedap’s leading RFID software platform, to its 800 stores in Southern Africa. Ackermans is the first retailer in Africa to roll out RFID on such a large scale. The primary objective of this endeavor is to increase in-store stock accuracy in order to optimize replenishment processes from warehouse to stores.

Marius Jordaan, Operations Systems Manager at Ackermans explains: “We know that the on-shelf availability of our apparel items is crucial in our large-format stores. If a certain size is missing, we will lose that sale. We understand that RFID is the ideal solution to raise stock accuracy and to guarantee that the full size range is always available on the sales floor.”

Proving the business case
The decision to roll out Nedap’s !D Cloud software was preceded by a proof-of-concept at ten stores to confirm the RFID business case. During the proof-of-concept, weekly RFID cycle counts resulted in approximately 98% stock accuracy. This led to improved product availability and, ultimately, increased sales.

Helmuth Luttig, Commercial Director comments: “We knew that selecting the correct platform partner would be critical to the success of our project, therefore after extensive market research, we selected Nedap as our long-term service provider. Key reasons for selecting Nedap is their ability to scale, their cost-effective software, their extensive roll-out experience, and their community-based feature development program.”

Mark Kasbergen, International Business Development Manager at Nedap Retail, concludes: “What makes this RFID deployment unique is that, together with our local partner StegTech, we have successfully managed to build a business case for value retail. This project clearly shows the profound benefits associated with increased in-store stock accuracy. We are proud of our achievement as well as the learnings gained by signing up the first Southern African retailer for a large-scale, source-tagged RFID rollout in the region”.

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Nedap:
Robin van Stenis
Marketing Director Americas
Robin.vanstenis@nedap.com

Nedap at NRF Retail’s Big Show: Fastest growing RFID platform now available in the US

January 10, 2019 – At the upcoming NRF retail’s Big Show in New York, from 13 to 15 January 2019, Nedap (booth #4547) officially launches the !D Cloud software platform in the US. !D Cloud enables retailers to boost the inventory visibility in retail organizations, leading to a perfect on-shelf product availability and enabling true Omnichannel retailing.

“!D Cloud is the fastest growing RFID platform in the market with major roll-outs in Europe and South Africa over the past years. We also already deployed several stores in the US for our global customers, but now the time is here that we are ready to deploy major projects in the US with a dedicated local team,” states Rob Schuurman, Managing Director at Nedap Retail.

Inventory visibility with RFID
The !D Cloud software suite is a Software-as-a-Service solution specifically developed for retail applications, giving retailers the quickest route to implement RFID and improve their in-store stock accuracy to over 98%. The detailed insights into the stock accuracy and the exact location of each item is also the basis to successfully introduce Omnichannel concepts like “click & collect”, “ship-from-store” or “buy online & return offline” without adding complexity or a separate supply chain.

Schuurman comments: “We continuously strive to lower the barriers for RFID. The latest feature we have developed is ‘virtual shielding’, which provides reliable sub-location data and eliminates the need for ‘physical shielding’. In our view, this is another breakthrough to make it easier and more cost-effective for retailers to deploy RFID.”

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Nedap:
Robin van Stenis
Marketing Director Americas
Robin.vanstenis@nedap.com

THE LOSS PREVENTION FOUNDATION (LPF) ANNOUNCES NEDAP AS NEDAP AS RFID PARTNER

Nedap Supports the LPF by sharing RFID expertise

Matthews, NC, December 17, 2018 – The Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) announced that Nedap has increased its level of partnership from Diploma to Doctorate. Nedap, the global leader in RFID retail solutions will share their expertise by contributing to the new RFID content for the LPC and LPQ certification courses. As a Doctorate Level Partner, Nedap will also be able to award numerous certification course scholarships for retailers, universities, and internal associates.

“We are ecstatic to announce our enhanced Doctorate Level Partnership with Nedap,” said Terry Sullivan, LPC, President of The Loss Prevention Foundation. “By partnering with the LPF, and their willingness to share their expertise and contribute to the RFID coursework within the LPC and LPQ courses, they continue to demonstrate their commitment to the loss prevention and asset protection industry. Our partners are vital to the continuation of our mission to advance the retail LP/AP profession by providing relevant, convenient and challenging educational resources. Through their expertise, our partners continue to advance our content to provide all LP/AP professionals advanced educational resources to excel in this ever-changing industry.”

“Nedap is proud to support the Loss Prevention Foundation through providing the most current and relevant education and expertise in RFID technology for LP/AP professionals,” said Patrick O’Leary, Vice President & General Manager, Americas Retail at Nedap. “As the global leader, we continue to constantly innovate and refine our solutions to enable our customers to solve their shrinkage challenges. Our partnership with the LPF helps us participate and learn from the industry to facilitate that mission.”

About The Loss Prevention Foundation:
The Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) is a not-for-profit 501c(6) organization founded in 2006, by industry leading professionals to serve the loss prevention /asset protection industry.  An international leader in educating and certifying loss prevention and asset protection professionals, LPF is responsible for administering the industry’s only internationally sanctioned LP credentials: LPQualified (LPQ) and LPCertified (LPC). With 24/7 online educational resources and a professional membership program, the LPF is able to educate the industry like no other organization of its kind, in the world.  LPF is also focused on driving more talent to the industry from colleges, universities, military and law enforcement through its Academic Retail Partnership Program and its Hire A Vet Program. For more information, visit www.losspreventionfoundation.org.

About Nedap
Since the company’s founding in 1929, Nederlandsche Apparatenfabriek ‘Nedap’ N.V. has been manufacturing smart technical applications for the challenges of today and tomorrow, and selling them all over the world. Headquartered in Groenlo in the Netherlands, Nedap boasts a workforce of approx. 680 employees and operates on a global scale, while the company has been listed on Euronext Amsterdam since 1947.

Nedap helps retailers permanently prevent losses, optimize stock levels and simplify the multi-store retail management. For more information, visit www.nedap-retail.com

MEDIA CONTACTS
Loss Prevention Foundation:
Ashley Bartol
ashley.bartol@losspreventionfoundation.org

Nedap:
Robin van Stenis
Marketing Director Americas
Robin.vanstenis@nedap.com

Introducing Tom Bolanos: Account Executive & RFID Expert

Tom Bolanos, Account Executive, first joined Nedap nearly two years ago, bringing a wealth of knowledge in the RFID space. His extensive experience includes working for an RFID label manufacturer and providing RFID hard tags and labels to various industries before joining the Nedap team. This makes Tom an incredible asset to Nedap’s customers who may be curious about the best practices of tagging.

“What makes me successful is a simple philosophy I have each day I go to work,” said Tom. “My entire mission is to learn. I learn how my customers approach technology, how they typically go about solving their challenges, and how their business operates daily. This puts me in the best position to provide only those solutions that fit within my customers’ operations, and their future roadmap of technology.”

When asked what he likes about working for Nedap, Tom explained, “I absolutely love working for a company who is on the cutting edge of RFID technology. Because of Nedap’s global footprint, the experience levels within the organization allow for a top-of-the-line support team. Because of this, Nedap already has a developed tried and true solution for nearly any challenge our customers face. This is something none of our competitors can offer.”

On a more personal note Tom enjoys playing golf, a sport he took up at age fifteen with his high school team and continued throughout his college career. That means that if you’re looking for someone to beat in golf, Tom is probably not your guy! His best golf score is 66, which he achieved on two separate occasions.

When asked what he feels his best qualities are, Tom simply stated, “I do what I say I’m going to do, when I say it. It may sound simple, but so many people fail to deliver on even the simplest commitments. I take pride in meeting all deadlines I commit to because there’s no better way to show my customers I care.” 

Want to know what RFID can do for you? Click here to ask Tom! 

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