Solutions Strengthen Brand Protection, Sustainability and Supply Chain Transparency in the Fashion Industry!
r-pac is a company specialized in connected merchandise solutions. Headquarted in Manhattan's Fashion District in New York and present in over 30 countries worldwide, the company offers brand protection, authentication and supply chain solutions.
Supply Chain Transparency Achieved with Source Tagging
Via source tagging, fashion items are equipped with RFID tags in manufacturing. The solution is in use in over 300 textile factories, over 12 billion RFID tags have been applied to products so far. The tags are read by RFID-readers and the product information is registered in the r-pac software. Digital visibility of the products is achieved.
“In the past two years, the product portfolio has been expanded significantly”, says Kai Hauck, Regional Sales Director, r-pac. “Every day, between 20 and 25 million items are registered in the software and made digitally visible in the supply chain. An ever increasing number of fashion items are being connected digitally to improve supply chain transparency.
Connected Supply Chain as the Basis for Value-added Services
In addition to tracking and tracing products in the supply chain, further services are offered using the embedded RFID and NFC tags. These tags are the basis for customer interaction and exclusive customer benefits. By tapping an integrated tag with a smartphone, customers are able to access further product and material information. This includes the sourcing of the materials as well as production information, proving product authenticity.
“By extending tagging and tracing to the material supply chain, the source of materials used in textile manufacturing is precisely documented”, explains Kai Hauck. “The authenticity of sustainably sourced cotton or leather for example is proven to the customer in addition to achieving supply chain transparency for the fashion vendors. Authenticity, sustainability and product quality is guaranteed by matching the materials to the products and making this information available to vendors and customers. These solutions are ideal to successfully implement sustainability programs in the fashion and textile industry.”
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