STARK CG — COMPLETE INVENTORY CONTROL FROM MANUFACTURING THROUGH DISTRIBUTION TO POINT OF SALE
Real-time updates and visibility for lower costs, better customer service and improved margins
Losing your shirt on your current retail inventory management solution? We can help.
Stark CG, our customized RFID solution for retail inventory management, tracks high-value consumer goods from manufacturing through distribution to point of sale. Our inventory control software integrates the proven advantages of RFID (no line-of-sight restrictions, automated, real-time data capture, and the ability to track thousands of SKUs simultaneously) with your ERP, for better planning, faster inventory turns and improved profitability.
Stark CG retail inventory management advantages
System bolts on to your ERP system, providing automated data tracking for better inventory control
RFID application development customizes asset tracking for your warehousing and retail environment
RFID interrogators read RFID tags to verify order accuracy and update inventory
Handheld RFID readers and printed/encoded RFID Smart tags eliminate manual data entry and operator error
RFID tags or labels ensure accurate reads, with no line-of-sight requirements or the bar code damage that slows inventory counts
Stark RFID specialists train your distribution and retail personnel
RFID tag updates and tech support
Customized RFID software and hardware integration
Accelerate throughput for just-in-time inventory requirements.
Your Stark CG consumer goods inventory control solution begins with an on-site assessment of your operation, dialing in on challenges presented by your distribution channels, retail environment and inventory stored in multiple locations. If your warehouse and distribution associates spend time looking for SKUs or struggling with manual inventory tracking, we can recommend placement of RFID interrogators and work with you to re-map your processes for lower labor costs and lead times. Stark CG automates non-value adding processes and gives you the individual item control you need (you can print and encode our RFID Smart tags with up to 96 bits of product information).
End-to-end supply chain visibility for fewer out-of-stock incidents and complete traceability
Automated, real-time updates on your inventory eliminates out-of-stocks.
When orders are ready to ship, Stark FG directs your warehouse associates to the correct product location and verifies order specs. This automated inventory replenishment reduces out-of-stock incidents at distribution and the point of sale, supporting JIT inventory resupply and faster inventory turns.
Stark CG reads RFID tags from virtually any angle, with no line-of-sight restrictions. You can assign unique lot numbers for multiple production runs and locate these runs in separate rows. Real-time updates run up and down the supply chain, so your associates can locate products and orders quickly and easily.
Documented chain of custody gives you an audit trail, preventing counterfeiting and eliminating billing disputes
Stark CG’s chain-of-custody documentation helps eliminate counterfeiting.
Stark CG complies with all current and pending federal and state legislation for e-pedigrees, giving your manufacturing and distribution operations documented, end-to-end traceability. This audit trail helps fight counterfeiting and eliminates theft, invoicing disputes and charge-back fees. Larger operations, with multiple locations, will see immediate improvement in their inventory management and customer service, as associates can dispense with time-consuming, non-value adding activities to focus on customer service and sales.
Stark CG improves inventory control for a wide range of industries, including:
Key RFID system components
Your turnkey Stark CG RFID solution may include the following elements:
Front-end assessment, process mapping, work scope definition and proprietary Stark CG RFID software, including the 802.11b wireless communication protocol for wireless LAN
Handheld RFID readers—we use units best-in-class OEMs
RFID interrogators—we use hardware from Alien Technologies, Intermec and Motorola
Gen 2 RFID tags with Intermec antennae and Avery Dennison RFID inlays
Avery Dennison RFID printer/encoders
RFID tag or label updates and tech support