Pacific Cycle Embraces Wal-Mart RFID

Friday 11 June 2004 18:28 CET | News

Pacific Cycle has installed SAMSys MP9320 UHF portal readers as part of a RFID pilot program designed to create greater efficiency internally as well as to comply with the supplier mandate from Wal-Mart that requires RFID case and pallet tagging compliance by 2005.

Through the installation of SAMSys portal readers, Pacific Cycle is in a unique position to take advantage of Wal-Mart’s pallet and case level mandate. Because bicycles and other recreational products from Pacific Cycle only fit one item to each case, its case-level tagging is also item-level tagging. As a result, Pacific Cycle can also use RFID readers to track its products through Wal-Mart’s retail stores to eliminate out-of-stock situations and navigate store associates to products that aren’t on store shelves as well as monitor products within its own warehouses. Pacific Cycle has installed SAMSys MP9320 UHF portal readers in the company’s warehouse in Olney, Ill. As workers pass through the warehouse’s dock doors with product, the SAMSys RFID reader system logs the inventory. SAMSys has also integrated a stack light, giving forklift drivers a visual indication that the pallet tag has been read as trucks are being loaded or unloaded. Pacific Cycle has a host of ideas for RFID that the company believes could lower warehouse costs, provide more accurate inventory management and increase sales in retail stores. The company desires to tag products at all of its off-shore manufacturing sites, giving Pacific Cycle the ability to automatically receive products as they move into the warehouse.

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