The group PL Confecções was founded by Chebli Nabhan, located in the city of Cianorte-PR, has been in the market for more than 40 years, with emphasis on the domestic market due to its large and modern industrial park, the group continues to evolve in the pursuit of excellence for greater Market, whether with investments in new technologies, or in other areas. The PL group has 5 brands, including 3 brands (N29, La Rossi and Tuaren) and 2 licensed brands (Puramania and Puramania Kids).
The solution was implemented by iTAG Technology, the reading of the products is accomplished through a fixed portal of RFID, which owns readers and antennas of Acura, currently is in use 5 RFID readers that within the portals identifies all the volumes that will be delivered According to customers ‘ requests. The portal was also developed by iTAG.
The portals are installed in the expedition, and there they are identified and separated by model, color, size, among other characteristics and are packaged for each customer. After being packaged, the packages with each buyer’s requests pass through an RFID portal again to check the contents to be delivered. Any correction can be made in that last check, either the inclusion of a missing item or the withdrawal of an item packed by mistake.
Some of the brands that hire the PL confections to manufacture their designer clothing, within their standards of quality and style, and that have their own stores are already planning to test the control of stocks by RFID, comments Rodrigo Cabral (executive of Technology of Information of the PL confections). “The representatives of these companies are seeing the gains in agility and the reduction of costs and errors in our processes and have demonstrated interest in adhering to technology.”
The distribution of information during the processes of production, reception and delivery of products to the managers of the PL Confecções facilitates decision making. In the logistics area, with the clothes already packed for delivery to customers and with the identification data registered in RFID tags that are glued to the outside of the packages, the shipment on the trucks also a big step in the issue of automation and reduced the errors P Ratically to zero.
Analyzing only the city of Cianorte, they use monthly more than 2 million tags manufactured by iTAG technology, which also provides the RFID solution (radiofrequency identification) for 4 more companies of the same municipality.
“The trend is that the consumption of tags grows, as factories use more and more RFID to control their business processes.” Predicts Sérgio Gambim, CEO of iTAG Tecnologia.
There were some challenges to deploying RFID in these certain processes, Rodrigo highlighted the work of fashion professionals “the way of thinking of stylists [was a challenge], because according to the analysis of RFID, which has some restrictions on products that Have metal, we also had to change the thought of the finishes in the collage of labels “.
In addition to the factories suitable for the use of RFID, another important initiative was carried out in partnership with the Social Service industry (SESI) of the city. ITAG sponsored a classroom where students can learn all about RFID systems, through Hardware and Software, in addition to the operations themselves. The room has all the necessary equipment to perform the reading of the tags, from the reading Locker, to the computer with the necessary middleware for management of the contents of boxes and pouches
With the growth of demand in the labor market by professionals who know the RFID technology, due to investments made by companies operating with the solution in their manufacturing processes in the city, SESI students already come out practically Employees, with the course of logistics in the curriculum with specification for operation and operation of RFID.
“The benefits were many, among them the time savings of teamwork and the reliability of goods receipt. The next step will be to deploy a cart for the collection of products and locate the items within the expedition, further streamlining the invoicing process. ” comments Rodrigo.
Still according to him, “the biggest gains were in the time to enter the products, output for billing, decrease of overtime and a compact team”
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