Understanding the New RFID Labeling Requirements

RFID Labeling

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Implementing RFID technology has become more than a trend as more companies utilize it to adapt to rising consumer expectations and supply chain demands. In a motion to surpass customer demands, major retailers are choosing RFID technology to amplify inventory and asset visibility, eliminate recalls, and reduce the risk of product shrinkage. By reducing shrinkage rates and preventing recalls, suppliers are able to maximize product availability and protect brand identity for greater customer loyalty and revenue. RFID tracking successfully accomplishes both those tasks through one user-friendly platform; however, implementing a scalable real-time visibility system can pose some challenges. As suppliers race to comply with new RFID mandates, experts are hopeful to see measurable success in inventory accuracy, especially as the holiday season approaches with its demand surge.  

How Will RFID Requirements Enhance Operations? 

Leading the charge, stores like Walmart and Nordstrom now require suppliers to provide RFID tags on all incoming products for specific departments to avoid overstocking and ensure product quality. All tags must meet preset requirements, providing a standardized baseline for quality and protection against errors. On the other hand, suppliers must work quickly to get their labels cleared and protect the bottom line from rising demands. When a real-time inventory tracking system is implemented correctly alongside an experienced RFID solution provider, like Advanced Automation, the supplier is  empowered with:

  1. Faster order throughput and scanning – Unlike traditional systems, RFID allows you to scan up to 40 barcodes at once without line of sight while still maintaining 99.99% accuracy. Devices like Zebra’s RFID readers and scanners ensure accurate readings in broader ranges with stronger antennas and intelligent scanning. Moreover, handheld devices can be connected to your WMS, enabling faster stock counting and real-time notifications of any changes. 
  2. Managed services that deliver flexible solutions – More RFID tags and technology can create a scalable warehouse stocked with the products consumers want. At Advanced Automation, we have the largest inventory and network of distribution warehouses in the country. We can deliver the RFID technology and tags you need and guarantee your supplies are always in-stock. 
  3. Reliable expertise and testing – Finding the right RFID labels that match your business needs and meet mandates can boost accuracy and maintain smoother workflows. Work side by side with the Advanced Automation team to test a variety of labels and ribbon materials to find the best and most durable solution for your business needs. Plus, Zebra’s Certified Printing Supplies offer a wide range of customization options, so you can create an RFID tag that matches your application requirements and storage environment. 

To learn more about the RFID mandate and how you can prepare visit our exclusive RFID information page HERE.  

Contact us today to discuss a detailed plan with our RFID specialists to start integrating a tracking solution that meets requirements.

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