openPR Logo
Press release

TFG deploys RFID to spearhead 7-year Digital Transformation Strategy

09-12-2019 11:50 AM CET | Fashion, Lifestyle, Trends

Press release from: ITL - Intelligent Label Solutions

TFG deploys RFID to spearhead 7-year Digital Transformation

TFG Background
The South African based retail group, TFG, has announced their continuing wide-scale RFID deployment. The group, which operates 28 brands in over 4000 stores across 32 countries, put RFID at the centre of their 7 year ‘Digital Transformation Program’ and citing improved inventory accuracy as key to their long term Omni-channel strategy.
“From an Omni channel strategy [point of view] stock accuracy is absolutely critical. We want to be able to fulfil orders across any channels and across any inventory point. The only way we were going to be able to deliver on that promise was with inventory accuracy. RFID is a huge step in that direction for us. We like to invest wisely with our partners and with our solutions”
Greg Walsh, Head of Omni-Channel Systems at TFG

RFID Deployment
Following an extensive six store pilot program testing technology from a number of solution providers, TFG selected ITL Intelligent Label Solutions as their global RFID inlay and source tagging supplier embarking on an ambitious 24-month roll-out program in September 2018. The first stage of deployment covered all 22 of their South African brands including Markham, Fabiani, G-Star Raw, and Sports Divisions with the remaining brands going live thereafter.
The partnership with ITL sees the global label supplier print and encode RFID labels with data uploaded from TFG onto its LabelVantage™ supply chain application. This allowed for production and supply occurring seamlessly across a number of their global service bureaus including South Africa, Mauritius, China, India, Bangladesh and Turkey with deliveries going directly to TFG’s product suppliers in region.

The Results
TFG announced a number of immediate cost savings attributed to their RFID adoption including reduced staff costs and associated stock counting expense. The retailer claims that counting stock in one of their stores now only takes three hours whereas, prior to RFID, the same activity would take the whole team two full days, incurring significant staff overtime and store closure costs.
Commenting on the deployment, TFG’s Senior Operations Business Process Manager, Martin Kurc said, “RFID allows us more time and more efficiency in reducing the physical count activity in store and releases people to do what they’ve been employed to do. Besides the data integrity and the significant increase in replenishment, the ROI on RFID is massive”.

Key Success Factors
Close collaboration combined with excellent project management and a can-do attitude were instrumental to building a successful partnership between ITL and TFG. This ensured a smooth and successful roll-out of this complex program across multiple brands within a compressed time frame.
“We are honoured and delighted to have been selected as TFG’s global RFID label supplier for this strategically critical project” said ITL’s Group COO, Chris Currie. “Working closer together, we have built on our already strong and healthy relationship forged over time. It’s been about finding solutions to challenges, building trust through always delivering on this initiative towards the future success of both parties”.

Unit 7 Redwing Court I Willow Farm Business Park I Long Acre I
Castle Donington I Derby I United Kingdom I DE74 2UH

ITL Media Contact: Sabine Watson +44 737 553 6578 sabine.watson@itl-group.com

About ITL
With over 40 years-experience in labelling and ticketing, ITL is a tried and trusted supplier of RFID labels whilst also offering scalable software solutions and access to class leading hardware, all of which can be bundled together to provide seamless end-to-end integration of RFID.
www.itl-group.com

This release was published on openPR.

Permanent link to this press release:

Copy
Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.

You can edit or delete your press release TFG deploys RFID to spearhead 7-year Digital Transformation Strategy here

News-ID: 1832534 • Views: 312

More Releases from ITL - Intelligent Label Solutions

Do you really need RFID?
“I’m not a big enough company” “It’s too expensive” “I don’t see how RFID can benefit my business” “I’m not sure I’ll see the return on investment” “We don’t have an RFID expert in-house” These are just some of the answers we’ve heard when asking retailers if they would be interested in deploying RFID. Although RFID seems to be the greatest thing since sliced bread in the retail industry at the moment, it only really became
Ethiopia - A New Dawn
ITL Intelligent Label Solutions recently announced the opening of their latest garment label factory in Hawassa, Ethiopia. The site is the latest in a series of new wholly owned factories being set up by the ITL Group as a key component of its long term growth strategy. Ethiopia is seen as one of the most exciting prospects for the set-up of garment manufacturing and sourcing as it has duty free access

More Releases for RFID

rfid clear tag for rfid inventory (gyrfidstore)
RFID Disc Tags are widely used for inventory tracking system or Automatic production systems. The RFID Disc Tag can also work on metal surface with anti-metal layer on it, also can be attached to goods surface by adhesive layer. There are abundant size options from 12mm to 50mm. GYRFID presents several types with different material and size to suitable customer’s application. DIP Series- PVC Disc Tag, PVC Laminated, thickness of 1.0-1.2mm DIT
windshield rfid tag for rfid solutions(gyrfidstore)
The strength of RFID label or RFID Stickers compared with other tags is the thinner thickness, various size, flexible and cost efficient. It can be sealed inside of goods or stick on the device surface with adhesive layer. The label is also optional with anti-metal layer to mount and working on metal surface. GYRFID Provides different types Stickers to meet the requirement for different applications such as NFC Payments,
RFID Bracelet
RFID Bracelet 1.Housing ABS,Soft PVC 2.Chip:MiFare 1k,MiFare 4k,MiFare Ultralight 3.RFID Bracelet:ISO9001 4.15 years OEM RFID Bracelet: Waterproof silicone 125 KHz and 13.56 MHz Passive RFID bracelet. Perfect for short to medium range (Up to 60 cm) RFID applications such as around pools, waterparks, spas and other RFID access control applications where a waterproof bracelet is required. 1. Acid-proof 2. Alkali-proof 3. Constancy of properties over a wide temperature range leading to large operationg range 4.Excellent
RFID tags
RFID tag,rfid keyfob,rfid disc tag IC:EM4102,T5567,MF 1K,UHF Frequency:125KHZ,13.56MHZ,868MHZ Craft:logo printing,encoding RFID tag Frequency LF(Low Frequency): 125KHz HF(High Frequency): 13.56MHz RFID IC LF: Unique EM4100/4102, GK4001 HF: Mifare 1K,Mifare 4K, Mifare Ultralight, Mifare desfire I CODE SLI UHF Material PVC,ABS,Nylon Additional Craft
RFID keychain(EM4102)
RFID keychain with different chip embedded,with logo and number printing RFID keyfob is a transponder consisting of a chip and a coil-antenna in the robust ABS material. It has a hole for a key ring or chain. The key fobs is popularly for access control, time recording, operations (for example: cashless payment) and for the general identification for people. Key fobs are a good option to contactless cards. What we
RFID Wristband Tag
RFID Wristband, Mifare 1K RFID Wristband Tag with outstanding quality & excellent performance now is available at competitve Listing Description RFID bracelet,different colours and IC,EM4102,MF 1K,etc Detailed Description Reading distance:80mm Operating temperature -40 to 70 degree celsius Strong temperature -40 to 80 degree celsius Materials:ABS+PVC water-resistant:YES GK4001(125KHz 64 bits, R/O) EM4102(125KHz 64 bits, R/O) I CODE(13.56MHz 1024 bits,R/W) Mifare 1K(13.56MHz 1K byts,R/W) Hitag