Stichd company designs and creates high-quality bodywear and apparel is fully owned by Sports Company Puma and Nedap a Dutch multinational technology company, has collaborated to create a fully transparent supply chain. Nedap’s RFID best inventory management software platform D Cloud will allow full item traceability from Stichd logistics warehouse in Tilburg to their customer’s online and offline retail channels.
Full item visibility enabled by RFID will lead to transparent, reliable, and actionable data for optimal replenishment. This ensures the availability of body and legwear items, boosting the profitability of both the retailer and Stichd, according to a media statement by Nedap.
For this project, Stichd will leverage Levi’s source tagged items and merchandise from brands like Puma, Tommy Hilfiger, and Head, which will be tagged at Stichd’s logistics warehouse. This ensures that all items enter the stores with a unique identifier (the EPC or Electronic Product Code) ready to be sold. The RFID hardware in this project is supplied by Zebra and the RFID labels are supplied by Avery Dennison.
“We are proud to partner with Stichd in this progressive project. Our solution eliminates challenges around complex data integrations and limited end-user acceptance. Both are especially relevant as Stichd operates in retail channels that aren’t self-owned. We are delighted to team up with Stichd with the common ambition to achieve full item visibility, leading to optimal availability for sales and satisfied consumers,” Mark Kasbergen, business developer of RFID at Nedap said.