Japanese general-merchandise chain Aeon Retail is piloting an RFID-enabled robot to track inventory at its flagship store in Chiba.
Moreover, they roll out an RAIN RFID-based electronic article surveillance (EAS) system, using technology provided by Checkpoint Systems and NXP Semiconductors.
AEON RETAIL has been piloting Checkpoint’s RFID solution and will now expand it to its latest flagship store. It will utilize Checkpoint’s OAT Enterprise software fully integrated into its point-of-sale and point of exit systems and Checkpoint’s new UNO RF/RFID label incorporating NXP’s UCODE 7.
This technology will enable AEON RETAIL to automatically match its inventory with merchandise sales and identify to the unit any items that left the store. The accuracy of the information will help to reduce excess inventory, reduce out-of-stocks and improve operational efficiencies.
The flagship store will also feature a first of its kind Checkpoint’s prototype robot-enabled inventory counting solution. The robot will automate the inventory cycle counting process to eliminate human-error, reduce operational costs and shift what used to be an employee task to value-added activities where they can better serve the shopper.
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