There’s a demand for traceable plastic pallet pools.
And companies joining forces to meet it.
Intelligent Global Pooling Systems (iGPS), operator of the “world’s first RFID-tagged all-plastic pallet pool,” announced today its selection of Xterprise Incorporated to provide embedded RFID tags.
Dallas-based Xterprise is the RFID-solution provider to many of the world’s respected supply chains and fastest growing companies.
“Xterprise has the experience, thought leadership, agility and RFID applications that we need to go to market quickly,” said Bob Moore, CEO of iGPS.
RFID Tracking: iGPS Announces Agreement With Xterprise Incorporated To Provide Built-In RFID-Tracking Capability For All-Plastic Pallet Pool
World’s first operator of all-plastic pallet pool to use Dallas-based company for its embedded RFID
Intelligent Global Pooling Systems (iGPS Company LLC), operator of the world’s first RFID-tagged all-plastic pallet pool, announced today that it has selected Xterprise Incorporated to provide embedded RFID (radio frequency identification) tags. Based in Dallas, Xterprise is the RFID-solution provider to many of the world’s respected supply chains and fastest growing companies.
“Xterprise has the experience, thought leadership, agility and RFID applications that we need to go to market quickly,” said Bob Moore, CEO of iGPS. “We are already seeing strong demand for a traceable plastic pallet pool from retailers and manufacturers, and best-of-breed partners such as Xterprise will enable us to ramp up quickly to meet that demand.”
Under the agreement, Xterprise will use both its RFID Asset Management application—which is built on it’s TraX™ Application Server (TAS)—and it’s AnalytiX™ RFID business intelligence application for iGPS’ plastic pallet pool. Xterprise will be responsible for RFID-centric software applications, RFID best practices and RFID infrastructure integration.
Xterprise will supply iGPS with Electronic Product Code (EPC) passive RFID tags, using the recently released EPC Reusable Transport Item (RTI) standard tag data format. As part of this long-term relationship, Xterprise will work closely with iGPS’ other industry- leading partners such as Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R).
The agreement will enable iGPS to respond to demand from industries such as beverages, consumer electronics, grocery/consumer packaged goods, home improvement/do-it-yourself, pharmaceutical, produce/meat and raw ingredients. The powerful advantages of iGPS’ edge-rackable plastic pallets include their greater durability, consistent size, shape and quality, superior hygiene and traceability.
“By adding embedded RFID tags in its all-plastic pallet pool, iGPS is offering a substantial improvement to the supply chain that will improve product security and allow shippers greater control over their goods in transit,” said Dean Frew, Xterprise’s president and CEO.
iGPS is the only large-scale pallet supply service to provide RFID in every pallet to track shipments in real time, which reduces the logistical cost of shipping and allows companies to verify food and drug safety, as well as to address security issues. iGPS offers the ability to rent plastic pallets and avoid the ongoing expense of owning and maintaining wood pallets.
Additionally, the shift from wood to plastic pallets is environmentally responsible. iGPS plastic pallets are 100 percent recyclable and, because they are 30 percent lighter than pallets made of wood, could remove several billion pounds of non-value freight from the shipping and supply-chain infrastructure, resulting in huge potential fuel savings.
Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Headquartered in Orlando, Fla., with operations in Dallas, Texas, iGPS (www.igps.net) is the first company to provide manufacturers and retailers with an RFID-tagged all-plastic pallet pool. Launched in March 2006, the company includes several pallet and supply-chain industry veterans led by Bob Moore, chief executive officer, and Rex Lowe, president.