TAGSYS has announced that its FiTS (Fashion Item Tracking System) offering ensures complete compliance with new RFID guidelines, published last week by independent standards administrator GS1 US, which includes support for Serial Global Trade Item Number (SGTIN)-96.
The modular system provides global visibility from source to department stores and supports cross-chain collaboration. The TAGSYS system also supports techniques such bulk encoding and read-and-verify, which can improve the productivity and efficiency of the manufacturer at the point of manufacture or the point of distribution.
The latest version of guidelines from GS1 US enables simultaneous inventory counts and shortening lead time, which allows suppliers to have products strategically located for effective demand response to reduce replenishment cycle times.
Support for the new guidelines also means any company supplying to the retailers involved in the initiative can rely on the TAGSYS system to boost their supply chain agility and be compliant with the requirements of their retail partners, regardless of the serialization technology used: IT-based or chip-based serialization.
The new guidelines are backed by some of the largest retailers in the US, including Lord & Taylor, Macy’s, PVH Corp (owner of Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger), Jockey International and Maidenform.