Every. Item.
Connected.

At Digitact we believe interrogable intelligence will be intrinsic to almost all manufactured products in the near future, powering the movement of goods around the world and improving our knowledge about the consumer. Our smart inventory platform eGRAB (available on mobile and desktop) supports ecosystems of connected products that can remain connected to their supply chains, generating meaningful inventory insights and item level data from the world’s factory floors, warehouses and retail shelves.

THE OBJECT ECONOMY

If the products on your shelves could talk, what would they be telling you? Maybe a popular SKU is running low ahead of an important rush, or the artful positioning of a new product isn’t grabbing the attention it needs to hit opening targets. Consumer data can tell us a lot; but as data legislation tightens, and the very things around us grow smarter and better connected, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology has emerged as a cost-effective and scalable way to optimise the retail space.

THE DATA PROBLEM

Data fragmentation from disparate software systems is often problematic when trying to implement predictive supply chain and inventory strategies. There are many AI tools on the market that exist to help ecommerce sites learn the behaviour of their customers based on website navigation, but very little is known about the customer engagement journey a product takes once it is merchandised on a shop floor.

Solving the disconnect between what online retailers and brick and mortar retailers know about their inventory behaviour  means we can make informed merchandising decisions based on actual inventory engagement data from the shop floor. A well executed RFID deployment helps to ensure the best product mix is on display at all times so that lost sale opportunities are a thing of the past.

THE DATA PROBLEM

Data fragmentation from disparate software systems is often problematic when trying to implement predictive supply chain and inventory strategies. There are many AI tools on the market that exist to help ecommerce sites learn the behaviour of their customers based on website navigation, but very little is known about the customer engagement journey a product takes once it is merchandised on a shop floor.

Solving the disconnect between what online retailers and brick and mortar retailers know about their inventory behaviour means we can make informed merchandising decisions based on actual inventory engagement data from the shop floor. A well executed RFID deployment helps to ensure the best product mix is on display at all times so that lost sale opportunities are a thing of the past.

THE LABOUR PROBLEM

Inventory management and stock counting takes time. Supply chain management for most enterprises still involves a high amount of labour and data input that brings with it, resultant human error. Using RFID technology to inject speed, efficiency and increased accuracy into labour intensive tasks frees up human capital for other areas of the business, reducing the number of staff required to conduct these tasks, but also dramatically reducing error rates.

OUR RFID STRATEGY

Radio-frequency identification (RFID) is at the core of our innovation strategy, and is transforming the way businesses manage their assets. RFID tags permit the wireless transmission of data using electromagnetic pulses obtained from trackable tags that are attached to inventory. Conforming to global GS1 standards, our RFID platform eGRAB encodes each label with a unique digital identifier for real time traceability and analysis of its journey to the consumer.

These tiny labels contain embeddable microchips that can be wirelessly read in bulk (thousands in just minutes) to dramatically reduce stock taking, inventory packing and picking and warehouse management process times. They also help organisations gain insights into supply chain and product performance that has historically been the domain of online stores.

RFID

radio frequency scanning:
fast, efficient

Scanning speed:
up to 20,000
items / hour

Scanning
average store:
20 minutes

Labour cost to count
20,000 items:
£15

Barcode

optical scanning:
slow, manual labour intensive

* average values as per RFID journal stats

Scanning speed:
avg. 650
items / hour

Scanning
average store:
540 minutes

Labour cost to count
20,000 items:
£460

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