Checkpoint Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CKP), a leading global supplier of merchandise availability solutions for the retail industry, has been selected by the Inditex Group to implement Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology into its Zara distribution centers. Inditex’s RFID implementation project was recently unveiled by Chairman and CEO Pablo Isla at the company’s Annual General Meeting.
Checkpoint provides the massive item-level encoding solution of RFID labels at Inditex distribution centers for garments in boxes, pallets and hanging items at a speed in line with Inditex’s logistics needs. The high-speed bulk encoding solution, which combines hardware and software, ensures the highest levels of accuracy and encoding speed without needing to manually open boxes and handle individual garments. RFID label encoding means that Inditex products are associated with a unique code allowing the apparel retailer to manage its inventory automatically.
Checkpoint’s solution also enables Inditex to automate the sending of garments from the distribution centers to the stores, avoiding any possible packing mistakes in quantity, model, size or color. The RFID solution automatically checks the accuracy of the content of the boxes regardless of the packing format -- with a high level of precision and at a high speed -- in line with Inditex demands before they are sent to the stores.
The RFID project is already active in more than 700 Zara stores in 22 countries. According to Pablo Isla, Inditex Chairman and CEO, "Implementation of this next-generation technology is one of the most significant changes ever in how the Group’s stores operate."
“We are proud to support Inditex’s omni-channel retail strategy with RFID solutions which enable maximum speed and optimal precision for full control and visibility of the millions of garments that the Group ships every day to its stores around the world,” commented Mark Gentle, Vice President for Merchandise Availability Solutions, Checkpoint Systems Asia Pacific.
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About Inditex (www.Inditex.com)
Inditex, one of the world’s largest fashion retailers, has more than 6,300 stores in 87 markets worldwide. In addition to Zara, the largest of its brands, Inditex owns other concepts: Pull&Bear, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Stradivarius, Oysho, Zara Home and Uterqüe. The Group also encompasses more than 100 companies engaged in a range of activities in the textile and fashion design, manufacturing and distribution businesses. Its unique management model, based on innovation and flexibility, and its vision of fashion (creativity and quality design, together with a rapid response to market demands) have enabled its rapid international expansion and excellent performance at its commercial concepts.
About Checkpoint Systems (www.Checkpoint Systems.com)
Checkpoint Systems is a global leader in merchandise availability solutions for the retail industry, encompassing loss prevention and merchandise visibility. Checkpoint provides end-to-end solutions enabling retailers to achieve accurate real-time inventory, accelerate the replenishment cycle, prevent out-of-stocks and reduce theft, thus improving merchandise availability and the shopper’s experience. Checkpoint's solutions are built upon 45 years of radio frequency technology expertise, innovative high-theft and loss-prevention solutions, market-leading RFID hardware, software, and comprehensive labeling capabilities to brand, secure and track merchandise from source to shelf. Checkpoint's customers benefit from increased sales and profits by implementing merchandise availability solutions to ensure the right merchandise is available at the right place and time when consumers are ready to buy. Listed on the NYSE (NYSE: CKP), Checkpoint operates in every major geographic market and employs more than 4700 people worldwide.
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