Trading study: merchandise management system in the ascendant and restraint with RFID Cologne, February 10, 2009 – German trade invested currently in new and optimized ERP system, according to a report of food newspaper. The study of IT investments in trade 2009 “of EHI retail Institute according to more than one-third of 72 companies of trade so be employed to develop goods economy solutions. Almost 30 per cent thought about a completely new Central ERP solution. Recently JPMorgan Chase sought to clarify these questions. “State and quality of merchandise management system determine to a large extent the success of a commercial operation and have by some of the inherent restrictions on the strategy and organizational design of a trading company”, so the authors of Jorg Becker and Axel Winkelmann in her book retailing in the 21st century meaning of IT in the trade “. Because today, for example, not least because of the enormous energy prices, much less storage and therefore smaller cold stores are common, the quick sale need also an efficient Merchandise management system. Also the technology manufacturer Bizerba from Balingen responds to this trend.
We provide not only a new series of scales with the K-class, provide technological and industry-oriented expertise for the management of fresh goods, “Matthias says Harsch, a member of Bizerba’s business management. The inventory management system WinCWS taking over the communication between head office and branch. The software”so Harsch, created detailed purchasing, turnover and sales data and accurate evaluations related to the sales periods hour, date, week, month, quarter and year.” This sales information offer valuable basis for entrepreneurial decisions relating to purchasing, production and sales. The euphoria of the radio technology RFID, however, seems once abgeebbt believed the EHI-study. Just 67 percent of the surveyed retailers had planned in the medium term no RFID projects, only six percent already use the technology in the real-time mode.
To the General cost increases in the logistics industry at least partly to catch up to, having to worry for a high productivity of the transport industry and trade in cooperation with the service providers “, as Peter Haak, Managing Director of power transport Nagel GmbH. It could also by waiting times during loading and discharge process soon reached be. RFID offers advantages here. Data are transmitted via radio waves. This so-called transponders are attached to individual packaging units. The electronic product code (EPC) stored on it receives about the serial number information about the product. A reader can contactless read out the stored data and store it in a database”, so Dieter Conzelmann, Director industry solutions at Bizerba. A significant time advantage results in the ability to the bulk data entry. The bar code each individual carton by hand must be scanned,”explains Conzelmann.