Three years from testing to rollout
The annual inventory per Stadium branch lasts more than 200 hours. Although the inventory results seem 98–99 percent accurate at first glance, a closer look revealed a false conclusion: Since positive and negative differences balance each other out, missing stocks became “invisible” on the system side.
The result: stock accuracy of just 70 percent, missing goods in stores and time-consuming communication channels for error diagnosis.
In a pilot store, the company successfully tested an RFID-based application in the areas of inventory and replenishment processes.
Johan Stenström, Supply Chain Developer at Stadium, reports in an interview with RFID & Wireless IoT Global how the implementation of the retail solution Clarity by SML generates numerous advantages for the company – even beyond the actual objective.