The apparel marketplace, with its unique inventory challenges, is particularly
ripe to take advantage of RFID technology.
Sizes and other variations drive SKU proliferation unmatched by virtually any
other industry. Moreover, a single fiscal quarter of 12 weeks often exceeds a fashion design’s lifetime, making apparel
inventory highly perishable.
These complications drive low labor productivity, lost sales and high levels
of inventory spoilage. Nearly 50 percent of retail store labor time is spent searching for goods! And up to 20 percent of
customers claim that they could not find a desired in-stock item! Improving these metrics translates into an opportunity to
more than double operating income.