German retailer Metro Group has reported a 54 percent boost in its RFID tagged sales. Metro, worth $68 million, is the world’s fifth largest retailer with stores across Europe, Asia, and North Africa.
Gerd Wolfram, Metro’s IT office chief, has noted that using RFID for inventory tracking has yielded a “significant reduction of shipping mistakes and resulting compensation claims.” Wolfram also claimed that RFID has halved the time it takes to verify item deliveries and cited a 15 percent decrease in truck unload time.
Metro’s next step is to use item-level RFID tagging as an anti-theft system in stores.
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