Auburn University RFID Blog

RFID Uses in Apparel Supplier Distribution Centers

Posted by Justin Patton on Apr 4, 2016 1:10:01 PM

Since the mid-2000s, RFID has rapidly increased in adoption among apparel retailers. Currently it is in use by over half of the apparel retailers in the United States, mainly in their stores to improve inventory accuracy. 

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Topics: RFID, Apparel Distribution, Apparel Supply Chain, Apparell Supplier Distribution Centers

An Empirical Study for RFID Uses in the Apparel Retail Supply Chain

Posted by Justin Patton on Mar 10, 2016 4:28:16 PM

Today's small suppliers and retail stores have scores if not hundreds of Stock Keeping Units (SKU). Because of this large number, an automated approach to inventory tracking and reordering at the individual SKU level is particularly important to apparel distribution centers and retailers. Item level tagging using Radio Frequency ID (RFID) is an excellent way to achieve an automated inventory control system that is affordable and accurate.

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Topics: Supply Chain Data, Inventory Management, Supply Chain Management, Apparel Supply Chain

Auburn RFID Lab

Auburn University's RFID Lab specializes in the business case and technical implementation of radio frequency identification technology in retail, supply chain and manufacturing settings.

In moving to Auburn University in 2014, the lab was reunited with its founder, Harbert College of Business Dean Bill Hardgrave. Hardgrave helped launch the lab at the University of Arkansas in 2005.

The lab has continued to work with leading retail, supply chain, manufacturing and technology companies.

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