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Empower Software Solutions and BJ’s roll out workforce solution

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Orlando, Fla. — Workforce management solution-provider Empower Software Solutions said Monday that BJ’s Wholesale Club has launched the rollout of EmpowerWFM, the company’s workforce management solution, across BJ’s 198 locations in 15 states.

The decision to rollout to all clubs follows a successful pilot of the solution.

In the pilot phase, BJ’s leveraged all core modules of EmpowerWFM, including labor forecasting, scheduling, budgeting and time and attendance. All modules will be part of the full rollout.

“After evaluating a number of workforce management solutions and successfully piloting Empower Software’s solution, we are excited to begin this full-club deployment,” says Scott Floeck, SVP business information officer, BJ’s Wholesale Club.

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Mar-21-2013 09:04 am

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Façonnable, TAGSYS roll out RFID inventory management system

BY Katherine Boccaccio

New York — TAGSYS RFID said Monday it is rolling out a global deployment of its FiTS (Fashion-item Tracking System) integrated RFID system with fashion brand, Façonnable.

The implementation includes more than 70 branded retail stores, distribution centers on two continents, integration with third-party logistics suppliers, and 100% coverage of the millions of items being sold by Façonnable and its retail partners. The result is complete item-level visibility throughout the supply chain through an optimized system for reducing costs and accelerating replenishment cycles.

The TAGSYS system is based on its UHF RFID hardware and e-ConnectWare software to monitor inventory at each step in the supply chain. The FiTS system provides a centralized management dashboard that delivers detailed real-time information on product availability, shipment status and retail inventory levels. It integrates with existing business process systems such as Façonnable’s ERP system, as well as its distribution partners’ WMS solutions. With the system, Façonnable management can quickly adapt product distribution and replenishment strategies to meet specific market and store needs, reducing item handling costs and improving sales opportunities through reduction of out-of-stocks.

“We have a complex global supply chain that requires timely and accurate information on all of our inventory,” said Yonni Mrejen, VP retail and operations, Façonnable. “The TAGSYS system goes beyond typical RFID project-level implementations and gives us, from a single supplier, a true systematic approach to inventory management at each step of the product life cycle. It provides us the type of visibility and real-time data we need to dynamically make critical decisions on distribution and replenishment, both within our operations as well as with our third-party logistics suppliers and retail partners. The net result is time and cost savings that ultimately produces a better overall customer experience at the retail level.”

Beginning a pilot project a year ago, the company tested the TAGSYS system in retail environments and its two main distribution centers. The implementation is now expanding to include all 70 of Façonnable boutiques worldwide as well as its two logistics suppliers. The deployment includes UHF garment hang tags, HHU-400 handheld readers, the SRU-400 point of sale reader, UHF Security Gates for theft prevention and TAGSYS’ e-Connectware software, which manages RFID data and provides an interface to back-office and in-store systems as well as enterprise applications. When items arrive at a distribution center or retail store, the merchandise is read as its passes through UHF portals positioned at a variety of checkpoints. As the events are recorded, the inventory is automatically updated within Façonnable’s management software.

TAGSYS supports the Façonnable deployment with its Total Management Services offering, which provides comprehensive configuration, integration and implementation services.

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Jones Group implements Epicor Retail Mobile Store enhance ops, service

BY Katherine Boccaccio

New YorkEpicor Software Corp. said Monday that The Jones Group Inc. is rolling out its Epicor Retail Store offering which is fully mobile-enabled for deployment and use on Apple iPad, iPod and Windows mobile devices, and brings information directly to sales associates’ fingertips.

Mobile Store allows retailers to create and complete transactions from anywhere – the sales floor, dressing room, sidewalk, special event, pop-up store, kiosk, etc. Associates can access on-hand inventory and quickly find out-of-stock items to be delivered or picked up without ever having to leave the customer. Store personnel also gain efficiencies with Mobile Store to perform day-to-day inventory management functions such as receiving, shipping, and physical inventory processing.

Now in pilot across numerous stores, The Jones Group has armed store associates with iPod devices complementing traditional registers. Using the iPod devices, store associates are free to assist customers on the floor, “untethered” from the register. Customers paying via credit card can be completely checked out by the associates using the iPod devices, and pick up their receipt via a centralized printer in the store.

“At The Jones Group, we’re committed to doing all we can to make the in-store shopping experience interactive and efficient, and we view mobile as key to enhancing our store operations and customer service efforts,” said Scott Bowman, group president of Global Retail and International Development of The Jones Group. “Armed with a simple mobile device such as an iPod, our store associates have all the same functionality as they have on a traditional register – right in the palms of their hands.”

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