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RFID system boosts efficiency for Decks Singapore

Fashion retailer and apparel supplier Decks Singapore has implemented an RFID inventory and stock-taking system that saves time while ensuring greater accuracy.

Previously, 600 worker-hours were involved in the company’s annual stock-take, with 88 per cent accuracy. With the new system, it can achieve 99.8 per cent accuracy in just five worker-hours.

To achieve this greater efficiency and accuracy, Decks consulted Tokyo-listed auto-ID technology company Sato, which recommended the inventory system. It involves tagging apparel with RFID labels, with all incoming and outgoing items being scanned.

“With the retail industry growing more competitive and the rise of eCommerce and mCommerce changing the way consumers shop, retailers have to act fast to keep up and stay ahead in the game,” says Decks MD Kelvyn Chee.

“Besides stock-taking advantages, the new RFID system also helps us achieve greater inventory data accuracy, enabling us to ensure stock availability.”
Sato Asia Pacific GM Akihiro Ito says his company will continue working with Decks to implement other retail technology such as Anti-Theft and Self-Checkout.
Launched 19 years ago, Decks is a fashion apparel supplier for departmental stores in Singapore. It also has several retail boutiques in major Singapore shopping malls and has distribution channels in Southeast Asia.

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