July 11, 2011, 2:44 PM

SeD Logistiques Deploys Tagsys Fits to Optimize the Supply Chain

Leading fashion and apparel Logistics provider moves to TAGSYS RFID to improve process reliability and efficiency.

King of Prussia, PA — July 6, 2011 – TAGSYS, the leading provider of item-level RFID infrastructure, today announced that SeD Logistiques is deploying its new FiTS  solution (Fashion Item Tracking System ) at the company’s distribution center in Paris. SeD is a global third-party logistics supplier that provides storage and distribution support for a number of major apparel brands, and will initially utilize TAGSYS’ RFID solution to support an existing apparel customer.

"The TAGSYS FiTS solution provides us with a significant competitive advantage," said Pascale Barbe at SeD Logistiques. "By leveraging item-level RFID to provide real-time visibility of merchandise as it moves in and out of our distribution center, we will be able to dramatically increase efficiency in our processes and inventory accuracy and improve services to our customers. FiTS not only provides us with the tools and services to boost productivity and reduce labor costs, but it will also improve inventory availability for our customers, which will ultimately drive sales up.”

FiTS is the first commercial off-the-shelf, end-to-end supply chain system designed specifically by TAGSYS for the apparel, footwear and retail marketplaces. The complete system includes purpose-built RFID equipment; a unique centralized dashboard for performance monitoring; proven RFID software that is available in a flexible subscription model; and guaranteed performance levels and proactive maintenance via the TAGSYS Total Managed Services (TMS) offering.

SeD is deploying a full complement of TAGSYS RFID technology, including RFID tunnel readers, preparation stations, and the TAGSYS e-Connectware software. As cases of tagged garments pass through fixed-position readers at the distribution center, SeD will be able to track merchandise from receipt through putaway, picking and shipping, and provide that information to its customers in real time.

SeD supports five brands at its 70,000-square-meter distribution center in Paris.

"SeD is taking an important step forward by positioning itself as a technology leader," said Alain Fanet, CEO at TAGSYS. "In a multi-brand environment, SeD can potentially leverage the benefits of RFID across its entire client base, further establishing its leadership position, while helping to accelerate the adoption of RFID in the apparel industry."

About SeD Logistiques

SeD LOGISTIQUE’s global offer, which includes our Logistics and Transportation departments, provides expert solutions specifically adapted to our customers’ constraints. We operate mainly for the Fashion, Apparel and Textile markets with "SED Fashion" and we cover ecommerce with "Logistique Online". More information on SeD Logistiques can be found at : www.sedlogistique.fr.

About TAGSYS

TAGSYS provides complete, reliable, high performance RFID infrastructure systems for item-level tracking in a variety of industries. Our unique RFID expertise, combined with a true understanding of RFID business processes, make us the ideal RFID partner to ease and ensure the success of your project. With a proven track record of delivering reliable, high performance production systems, TAGSYS has deployed RFID systems to over 500 customers in more than 40 countries. More information on TAGSYS can be found at www.tagsysrfid.com.

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