Avery Dennison lauds RFID-based EAS initiative

Framingham, Mass. Avery Dennison said it supports the GS1 EPCglobal initiative for RFID-based electronic article surveillance, citing rapid replenishment of goods to the retail selling-floor and labor-saving source tagging benefits.

The comments came in support of GS1 EPCglobal’s issuing of strategic overview and technical implementation guides for using GS1 EPCglobal RFID-based EAS standards with reusable and disposable tags.

“There are enormous benefits to combining the advantages of EPC/RFID and EAS technology in a single tag, and the concept is expected to gain support throughout the retail industry,” said Paul Chamandy, VP new business development for Avery Dennison. “GS1 EPCglobal’s new strategic overview and implementation guides provide a clear blueprint for RFID/EAS adoption. As the guides gain acceptance, they will unlock a host of opportunities for cost containment, operational efficiency and inventory accuracy.”

Avery Dennison is a partner in EPCglobal’s EAS Phase 2 Joint Requirement Group, which developed the new guides.

GS1 EPCglobal standards are a set of integrated industry-driven standards which have been developed to meet user requirements enabling the identification of objects, data capture and sharing of information among partners throughout the supply chain. These standards are developed within the framework of EPCglobal.

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