Fashion brand MS Mode is equipping its 185 stores in France and Spain with a new inventory management system based on RFID technology.
Nedap is providing all 185 MS Mode stores with its inventory management platform !D Cloud.
It is the largest roll-out of RFID technology in the Benelux to date, according to Nedap.
"Strategic inventory management is a precondition for being a successful omnichannel player," said Martin de Jong, COO at Cool Investments, the parent company of MS Mode. "Since the start of the pandemic, the number of online orders has increased enormously and the foot traffic in stores went down. To serve customers optimally through all sales channels, it is essential to be able to have the right products available at the right time in the right place."
MS Mode said it can use refill functionality in the Nedap !D Cloud App to see which items from the store’s stock room need to be replenished on the sales floor.
Also, the RFID data is linked to an application developed by MS Mode that ensures, based on smart algorithms, that it accurately determines which stock should be sent to which stores and channels at what time, according to Nedap.
MS Mode also deploys RFID technology to quickly check incoming goods.
“We have seen at America Today – another retail model in our portfolio – how Nedap's !D Cloud platform and RFID technology make a difference. All our products get a unique source code, which gives us perfect insight into inventory at any time," de Jong said.
"RFID is no longer a nice to have for retailers, but really a must-have. This rollout proves it again," added Bruno Bakker, business development manager at Nedap Retail. "The use of !D Cloud and our RFID solutions continues to grow."