Getting Started with RFID | Avery Dennison | RFID

Getting Started with RFID

Partnering with Leading Brands and Retailers

Intelligent Labels collaborates with hundreds of leading brands and retailers, helping them to improve efficiencies and increase profits with RFID. Are you contemplating integrating RFID into your business’ supply chain management? Here are a few key considerations...

  • Do you have visibility to your item-level inventory accuracy?
  • Are you aware of the impact it has on your business?
  • How robust is your stocking and replenishment program?
  • Do you want to make your inventory more visible and productive?
  • Do you want greater insight into your consumer’s buying habits?
  • Do you want to reduce waste in your operations – and increase sustainability?

How to Get you Started

Integrating RFID into your business operations is made simpler with our 5-Step Business Case to Adoption Plan; it takes you from initial business case to full RFID adoption. From the start you will experience increased speed, accuracy, visibility, and productivity from source to consumer  – with the ultimate goal of increased margins.


5 Step RFID adoption plan, the business case

1. Business Case

We collaborate with you to develop and verify an ROI plan specific to your business – and clearly outline the next steps in your process.

5 Step RFID adoption plan, the custom solution

2. Custom Solution

As your implementation partner, we customize your solution and engage outside partners as needed.

5 Step RFID adoption plan, the pilot process

3. Pilot Process

Leveraging our experience with RFID users, we begin with the key benefits and establish KPIs to help you gauge progress.


5 Step RFID adoption plan, the initial rollout

4. Initial Rollout

We guide and assist in-store associate training, change management, initial tagging, and compliance monitoring.

5 Step RFID adoption plan, full adoption

5. Full Adoption

We support the rollout of final categories and are available to guide you in source-tagging – to improve your payback and ensure smooth operations.


We quizzed Bill Toney, Vice President Global RFID Market Development, Apparel

How do you inspire your team?
We’re changing the retail landscape, so I try to excite the people who work with me by consistently reminding them that we are a part of this massive industry transformation.

How has RFID changed the apparel industry?
To start, it offers 65% to 99% inventory accuracy, which has an enormous impact on a business’ bottom line. It also optimizes omnichannel and digital, which are key elements of any marketing strategy.

What is the business case for RFID?
Aside from improving inventory management and off-the-chart efficiencies, it typically pays for itself in less than a year. The average is 6 months.

Is there anything you would like to ask us about RFID?

Case Studies

Helping EY Capture the Advantages of RFID for Grupo Boticário

Tags purpose-built for beauty, deep expertise, and above-and-beyond collaboration made Avery Dennison the right partner for the beauty industry’s first RFID deployment in Brazil. Seeking end-to-end traceability across its increasingly complex supply chain, Grupo Boticário hired EY to help test RFID tagging for 6 months in 2018. The results reduced stockouts by 97%, decreased labor by 14%, and increased revenue.

Food Supplier Reynolds Increases Sustainability with UHF RFID Technology

A search for a more sustainable solution led Reynolds to switch from cardboard trays to plastic returnable trays or crates – to lower the environmental impact and costs of their deliveries. UHF RFID provided Reynolds with the capability to track and trace returnable plastic trays. Now 95% are returned within the acceptable time period, leading to a dramatic reduction in costs, waste, and environmental impact.


Avery Dennison Intelligent Labels and lululemon

We helped global yogawear brand, lululemon® implement item-level RFID to increase inventory accuracy and drive an exceptional consumer experience at retail and online.

Jonathan Aitken, ecosystems market development director, Intelligent Labels, discusses their success with implementing RFID at RFID Journal LIVE!


Launching a Successful RFID Solution for Southern Fried Cotton

Southern Fried Cotton (SFC), an apparel company located in South Carolina, was looking for a solution to uniquely identify their products for the benefit of its retailers and company operations. As a GS1 US® Solution Partner, we worked with SFC to deploy an in-house Electronic Product Code (EPC®)-enabled item level RFID tagging solution that reduced discrepancy charge backs by 98%, increased carton unit accuracy by 99.5%, improved operation efficiencies and fulfilled customer orders quicker.