RFID vendors to demonstrate benefits of item-level apparel tagging

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RFID Journal and the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA), a trade association for the apparel and footwear industries, announced on August 6th 2007 that RFID technology providers Avery Dennison, Motorola and Vue Technology will run a live demonstration at the RFID Journal-AAFA Apparel & Footwear Summit, to be held in New York City on August. 20–22, 2007.

The demonstration is designed to illustrate how RFID can deliver benefits along the apparel and footwear supply chain, from manufacturing and distribution to a store’s back and front end. It will showcase in-plant printing for source tagging; association of item-level tags to carton tags; generation of advance shipping notices; shipping order verification; automated receiving; near-real-time item-level inventory visibility, with notifications of out-of-stocks, automated replenishment and identification of misplaced items; and a customer-facing RFID application, including the fitting-room Magicmirror, which enhances the customer experience, reduces shrinkage through visibility and encourages adjacent sales.