Intel is working with Levi Strauss on a proof of concept pilot that will provide the retailer with near 100 percent visibility into inventory in near real time at a test location. Intel and Levi’s began the pilot early this summer.
“We are interested in technology that will enhance and improve the consumer experience in our stores, and how we are bringing that to life is through inventory accuracy and inventory visibility so that when a consumer comes into the store they find their product in their size on the shelf and it’s available,” says Noah Treshnell, senior vice president of retail Americas for Levi’s, in the video. “Secondly, we’re looking to empower the people who work in our stores with the right tools to deliver superior service to our consumers.”
Levi Strauss and Intel are also working with Smartrac to harvest the information from the tagged items, which is then pulled into the cloud and is translated into insight that is dispersed to company executives, store personnel and to the supply chain.
Earlier this year RFID 24-7 reported that Levi’s consumes about 60 million tags annually for tagging of men’s jeans, and that tag volume would reach 80 million this year and exceed 100 million units in 1016 as the retailer begins to tag men’s shorts and more women’s lines.