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14 Mar 2022

Stadiums' Digital Transformation with RFID

SML Stand: 6E30

Watch the complete video Stadium case study using SML's Clarity® and full deployment of Item-Level RFID technology across 180 retail stores by late 2021 – RFID tags, handheld RFID readers, labels, and the Clarity software suite from SML. Sweden’s sports retail chain Stadium was able to count its stock of 30,000 items once a week instead of once a year, as was done previously, and increase its inventory accuracy from 70 percent to 99 percent, representing a dramatic increase in sales. “Before RFID, we thought that every item shipped to the store would end up on the shop floor, but that was not the case,” says Johan Stenström, Stadium’s supply chain developer. “Items were misplaced, lost, or stolen and never surfaced in our ERP system. It meant that items that we made in China, had shipped to Sweden, and distributed to our stores were never sold because they got stuck, misplaced, or lost in the backroom 10 meters from the customer. This was not acceptable. Now we get a replenishment list in real time of the items that should go out on the shop floor.” The next step is to apply this proven Item-level RFID technology from SML to Stadium’s large Norrköping warehouse or its distribution center, where large tunnels equipped with RFID readers will soon be able to scan incoming shipments and deliveries of products from China and other suppliers to track and audit their delivery accuracy.

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