Yodobashi Camera, one of Japan’s largest electronics retailers, has deployed an RFID-based warehouse management solution from Motorola and its Japanese authorized reseller, Mighty Card.
With a product inventory of more than 850,000 items, supplied by hundred of manufacturers and distributors, an automated RFID system could have a huge impact on profitability, reducing costs and enabling quicker response to customer demands in a competitive environment.
Using Motorola fixed RFID readers implemented with the expertise of Mighty Card’s professional services team, Yodobashi Camera’s efficiency and real-time stock visibility have increased. In addition, Yodobashi Camera has dramatically reduced workloads in the warehouse by automating the stock-taking process which, in turn, has enabled better decision making.
RFID eliminates the need for labor-intensive stock counts and inspections when goods are received, thus saving time and increasing the productivity of the warehouse staff. This has also reduced operational costs and helped the company to move towards its ‘zero-inventory’ goal.