Founded in 1977, the family-owned company Maliparmi is an Italian manufacturer of women's fashion based in Padua. The range includes clothing, bags, shoes and accessories such as bijoux, scarves, hats, socks and belts.
Maliparmi sells products in a total of 16 stores in Italy, France and Belgium, as well as through an online store. To optimize distribution, delivery of goods and the supply chain as a whole, the company needs a solution that can track garments from manufacture to sale. In the warehouse, goods must be correctly and quickly identified and localized for delivery.
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Maliparmi is looking for a solution that is compatible with existing manufacturing processes. RFID tags are to be applied to existing price tags. The company's requirement is that the tags should not affect the appearance and manufacturing process of the products. The functionality of the tags must be suitable for both single and multiple readings. Clothes, transport boxes as well as clothing racks should be tagged and tracked.
Objectives of Maliparmi
Maliparmi uses personalized RFID labels for product identification, which also have a barcode. The appearance of the labels is similar to the previously used labels. These are applied on the packaging of the clothes, on boxes or on the clothing racks.
At goods receipt in the warehouse, the delivery is checked by means of an RFID gate. The RFID tags of the products are read in a shielded area and the products are identified. There is no need to open the boxes of goods.
For delivery, an RFID label is generated for each order. When the goods are removed from the warehouse, they are compared with the order via RFID. A warning appears if the goods are not intended for the respective order. Products on clothing racks are collected and passed through an RFID gate for inspection, to be captured and assigned to the correct order.
Once the order has been completed, a final check is carried out using an RFID gate before delivery. Missing or incorrectly assigned goods trigger a warning message.
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