Scotch & Soda Taps RFID to Manage In-Store Inventory and Streamline Delivery

Dutch fashion brand Scotch & Soda has selected Nedap Retail as a strategic RFID partner for Europe and North America. Scotch & Soda will deploy Nedap’s !D Cloud inventory management platform throughout 162 stores, with the objective of increasing accuracy throughout the supply chain.

Global lockdowns made it important for Scotch & Soda to optimize its view of stock levels within the supply chain, in order to balance in-store and distribution center stock based on the local situation. Scotch & Soda is kicking off the RFID implementation in  physical stores, where it makes the majority of its sales, to ensure maximum product availability. The !D Cloud solution also provides the ability to quickly locate web orders in the store to speed up online transactions.

“A single view on stock is crucial for a successful omnichannel strategy,” said Rik Kok, Procurement Director of Scotch & Soda in a statement. “It allows us to increase our online sellable stock, as we do not necessarily need to ship from our distribution centers anymore. We can now use our stores as mini-DCs and use stock from the shop floor and back-of-house for web order fulfillment as well.”

In the future, Scotch & Soda plans to implement RFID at a distribution center to further streamline fulfillment processes. The !D Cloud solution also will reduce the retailer’s environmental impact, by helping it fulfill consumer demand without overstocking and eventually wasting garments.


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