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Case studies

Discover real success stories showing how our technology is helping businesses change the world.

Apparel and Fashion

Avery Dennison and Yunfu Clothing join hands to build an omni-channel digital supply chain

Yunfu Clothing has been cooperating with Avery Dennison for a long time. In recent years, it has actively laid out the new retail smart transformation, deployed digital solutions, optimized supply chain management, improved operational efficiency, and helped its overseas development. Avery Dennison's RFID solution is seamlessly connected with Yunfu's existing system to achieve transparency and traceability of product information throughout the life cycle.

Etam Group turns to RFID to offer best-in-class consumer experience and boost its sustainability objectives

Today, consumers are discovering brands in new ways, and seeking convenience, transparency, and new experiences to guide their shopping decisions.  Read how the #1 lingerie brand in France has adopted digital ID technologies to drive omnichannel innovation and transparency. 


Product digitization brings PUMA store to life with interactive digital experiences

PUMA has partnered with Avery Dennison and a connected product cloud provider to bring PUMA’s New York City flagship store to life with interactive digital product experiences. Customers visiting the store can access dynamic experiences by simply scanning a unique QR code on each PUMA product using their smartphones. PUMA's new physical retail experience is made possible through the digitization of its products at scale, which are now – quite literally – being ‘born digital.’

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 its 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-enabled, item-level RFID tagging solution that reduced discrepancy charge-backs by 98%, increased carton unit accuracy by 99.5%, improved operational efficiencies and fulfilled customer orders quicker.


Advanced Manufacturing: In-plant logistics and safety for automotive components enhanced with RFID

In the automotive supply chain, safety and compliance are critical. At Avery Dennison, we have partnered with Dipole to help a leading manufacturer of foam components for vehicle interiors, including seats and headrests used in every major car brand, leverage RFID technology. Together, we enhance efficiency, quality control, and safety within Industry 4.0 standards. How are we using RFID to automate in-plant logistics and support stringent safety controls?

Achieving traceability excellence: Yazaki's journey to over 99% accuracy

Yazaki, a leading automotive supplier, implemented an RFID-based solution to enhance traceability and visibility in their manufacturing and logistics operations. The challenge was to track millions of containers used to transport components. The previous system relied on barcodes, which lacked specific information. The RFID solution provided over 99.8% accuracy in identifying and locating RTIs, enabling early detection of process errors and information-rich insights.

Driving efficiency for mass-customization vehicles

How has a leading manufacturer of agricultural and industrial vehicles transformed its interplant logistics? Many obstacles exist in tracking the correct pieces, ensuring the proper parts are used, and all required items are properly made as well as maintained. In our latest case study, in partnership with Kathrein Solutions and FasThink, we discuss new ways RFID technology is revolutionizing customized mass-vehicle manufacturing.

Supply chain identification: Logistics unleashed

Epic in both scale and throughput, this global truck brand’s parts warehouse and DC is 80,000m2. The outbound building is 200m long and handles hundreds of thousands of orders a year from around the world. Mistakes in orders or lost consignments are expensive to manage. From an end customer perspective every order is urgent, and using RFID ensures they receive exactly what they request.

Advanced manufacturing empowered by RFID

A leading German brand is using RFID to improve the quality of its information to improve vehicle safety. On new models, they can access detailed information on every component relevant to safety, for example, the airbags. In the future, if a vehicle is involved in an accident, it is possible to retrieve all the relevant information on a single component, including who manufactured it, in which facility, and in which batch. If a part is considered a safety risk, it is then possible to identify all the vehicles manufactured using this specific batch of components and activate a recall.

Component identification for zero mistakes

In the automotive supply chain, mistakes in orders are expensive. A world leader in foam components for car interiors supplies hundreds of different articles for seats and headrests used in every major car brand. How are they using RFID to benefit their own operations, and to ensure every order they ship is correct?

Advancement through technology: Audi cars carrying Avery Dennison Smartrac tags

German premium automaker Audi has deployed an RFID-based system for tracking assembled vehicles at its Hungarian facility. Utilizing Avery Dennison Smartrac’s DogboneTM UHF tags, the system provides information about each car’s position in the finishing, storage and shipping processes. This results in reduced labor for drivers who locate and transport the vehicles, as well as increased visibility for production management.

Beauty and Personal Care

Avery Dennison helps 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 six months in 2018. The results reduced stockouts by 97%, decreased labor by 14%, and increased revenue.

Food and Beverage

Chipotle deploys RFID for traceability and food safety

In the food and restaurant sector food safety along with better supply chain and inventory management becomes ever more critical. To address these market needs, Avery Dennison is leading a number of initiatives to drive digital transformation in this field. One recent example is Chipotle in the US, using serialized RFID case labels to transform inventory management into an automatic, digital function. 

How RFID changes the sake supply chain - Dassai taps into intelligent labeling technology

Over the past few years the Japanese sake industry was facing market shrink with decline in consumption, and distribution through unregulated retail channels. The breweries were looking for new ways to differentiate and to communicate their brand stories and product values. Read how Dassai, the leading sake brand in Japan, established a way of improving customer experience and transforming its operations by utilizing digital technology.

Avery Dennison WaveSafe™:  Capturing the benefits of RFID while keeping consumers safe

By using Avery Dennison WaveSafe™ labels, Sodexo was able to maintain a convenient, cashless experience and ensure round-the-clock customer safety while still reaping the benefits of RFID technology.

Implementing UHF RFID in today’s food service and Logistics industry

Food supplier Reynolds increases sustainability by enabling UHF RFID technology. The company sells to some of the most well-known names in the catering and foodservice industries, delivering over 3,000 orders each day.  The partnership with Avery Dennison has allowed Reynolds to link together the unique digital ID for every individual tray to the customer deliveries and empty tray return.

American Nuts manufacturing embraces cutting-edge RFID ERC solution to control inventory, operations and profitability

Americans love nuts, and American Nuts, LLC, one of the largest nut processors in North America, loves high-quality products as much as positive business results. A newly released RFID enabled ERC (Enterprise Resource Control) System from Senitron and Avery Dennison contributes substantially to both. 

Transforming the beverage industry with Dirty Lemon

Thanks to RFID technology, high-end beverage brand Dirty Lemon has created a fully frictionless experience at its store in the heart of Tribeca, NYC. Since RFID assigns a unique identifier to each beverage, the brand is able to track product life cycle, decrease theft, enhance consumer experience and support frictionless checkout.

Pharmaceutical and Healthcare

How millions of patients are benefitting from inventory management powered by RFID

Prepare to witness a game-changing solution that propels hospital inventory management. KitCheck®, a pioneering system, harnesses the power of RFID technology to revolutionize the way hospitals handle their inventory. Say goodbye to time-consuming manual processes and hello to a future where efficiency, patient safety, and waste reduction are at the forefront. Dive into this case study to uncover the remarkable benefits KitCheck® brings to healthcare facilities.

Zero Hassle, Maximum Control

What is the total cost of consumables used for a given surgical procedure? This is a typical detail healthcare finance leaders need to know, and which traditional inventory management systems are unable to accurately measure and monitor. Using RFID technology, a leading Australian healthcare provider implemented an item-level tracking solution which allowed them to accurately monitor consumables and procedure cost, read our case study to learn more. 

Enhancing medical device logistics with RFID technology

How can RFID technology improve the quality and efficiency of patient care? Read our latest case study where we discuss the impact of automating logistics and making medical devices traceable, specifically for prosthetics. In collaboration with our partners, Primtec and implantcast GmbH, discover how RFID has unlocked real-time data that  immediately flags any product discrepancies and as a result reduces error rates.

Enhancing healthcare quality with RFID innovations for the sterile goods cycle

Surgical instruments are a challenge for today’s RFID technology: made of stainless steel, they are delicate, and are sterilized at extreme temperatures (up to 121°C/250°F). Tiny, super-high frequency tags (SHF, 5.8 GHz) are needed to create a digital copy of the sterile goods cycle.

RFID maximises pharma supply chain efficiency

which means that any product tracking and management system must be completely reliable against theft, fraud or counterfeiting. Hanmi Pharmaceutical Co., one of Korea’s largest pharmaceutical companies, employs RFID to increase efficiency, monitor product movements, and help carry out government-regulated quality management.

Collecting for cleaner hands

Our UHF inlays are helping one Australian company fight COVID-19 and other illnesses by promoting proper employee handwashing in restaurants and elsewhere.

Automating inventory management for healthcare

Identify RFID, an RFID solutions provider in Thailand, has developed the Intelligent Cabinet solution, which combines RFID capabilities and cloud-based technologies to give medical suppliers and healthcare organizations dramatically increased visibility into their inventories, enabling them to improve inventory management, security, and efficiency.

Supply Chain and Logistics

Midas Flagtags™ with drone technology

RFID technology significantly reduces the resources needed for time-intensive inventory checks in the construction industry. It enables it to carry out inventory checks in a fraction of the time it had previously taken, much more accurately, reduces the number of work hours needed, and speeds up the entire construction process.

Weighing the benefits of RFID

A weighty matter: Avery Dennison inlays are powering India’s first RFID/biometric system to improve the security and efficiency of weighbridge operations, and manage on-site truck movements to reduce turnaround times.



Accelerating tetxtile recycling with digital IDs

Every year, Europe generates around seven million tonnes of textile waste. Only around 35% of this waste is separately collected and less than 1% recycled into new material. In response, the European Union is rolling up its sleeves and preparing legislation for a drastic overhaul. The vision is to curb overproduction and overconsumption of textiles, discourage the unnecessary destruction of unsold or returned goods, and limit the export of textile waste.

Promoting conscious retail

Brands are becoming more aware of their impact on the environment, so they are working to  achieve  more sustainable, conscious and responsible practices towards the environment and society. Algramo has been working since 2013 on implementing a new business model capable of creating circular supply chains The partnership with Avery Dennison has allowed Algramo to achieve an innovative and circular consumer interface by implementing Digital ID technologies in their products.