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Case studies

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

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?

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.

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.

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.

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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.

RFID maximises pharma supply chain efficiency

Pharmaceutical and medical goods are one of the most sensitive product groups worldwide, 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.

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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.

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.

Advancement through technology: Audi cars carrying Smartrac tags

German premium automaker Audi has deployed an RFID-based system for tracking assembled vehicles at its Hungarian facility. Utilizing 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.

How to keep buildings dry and safe with Sensor Dogbone™

Moisture inside buildings can harm materials and people. Constant dripping erodes concrete and stone, and harmful molds can cause illness. Subsidized by a Finnish government program to spearhead digitization, the Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences is using passive RFID sensors inside walls, roofs and floors to give early warning of moisture build-up.

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.

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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.’

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.  

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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.

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 returns. 

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.