WP11 - Item level tagging for non-food items

Scope

The objective of this WP is to understand how item level tagging will help to improve efficiency and provide better services for customers. This includes amongst others: optimise orders and forecasts with enhanced visibility; reduce returns to suppliers; improve the inventory process both at warehouse and store level (speed, accuracy); decrease out of stocks; lower shrinkage; develop collaboration between partners.

Work Programme

Task 11.1 Item tagging at retailer level – cultural products The objective of this task is to understand the current business process in cultural products (CD’s, DVDs, etc.) at retailer level and to develop a set of new or revised business processes, including RFID. The new business processes will be experimented by installing and testing the required hardware and software.

Task 11.2 Item tagging at both retailer and manufacturer levels – cultural products The objective of this task is to understand the current business process in cultural products at both retailer and supplier levels and to develop a set of new or revised business processes leading to improvements in collaboration. The new business processes will be experimented by installing and testing the required hardware and software at both supplier and retailer sites.

Task 11.3 Item tagging at retailer level – textile products The objective of this task is similar to task 11.1 but it will be based on textile products.

Task 11.4 Item tagging at both retailer and manufacturer levels – textile products Similar to task 11.2, but for textile products.

Task 11.5 Enlarge scope to other non food category The new target product range will be determined by a working group. The methodology for implementation is the same as for tasks 1 and 2.

Participants

Carrefour, Auto-ID Labs Cambridge, GS1 France, GS1 Germany.