Sybase iAnywhere has announced several retail customer wins for its RFID Anywhere software platform.
MGF Logistique is one of its new customers, said Dublin, California-based Sybase. The supply-chain logistics company manages the receiving, preparation, and shipping operations for major distribution, agribusiness, and industrial sectors.
It chose iAnywhere to tag the movement of goods between warehouses and to enable warehouse monitoring through visibility of the loading and unloading operations process. MGF Logistique, which has more than 30 sites in the northern, southern, and Paris regions of France, said RFID Anywhere also enabled it to acquire, filter, and consolidate information contained in pallets of incoming and outgoing merchandise.
Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group is also among the newly announced customers. The budget car rental company used the software at its annual employee summit to track attendees. RFID proved so successful for DTG that it is considering applying this technology to other areas of its operations, including fleet management and beyond, said Greg Lukeman, IT director at Dollar Thrifty.
Wholesale pharmaceutical distributor in the Carolinas and Virginia Mutual Drug also chose RFID Anywhere. The company said the software reduced its shipping errors resulting from conveyor belt spin-off incidents that led to merchandise being loaded on the wrong delivery trucks. Mutual Drug software engineer Andrew Meyer said the company plans to roll out RFID across its enterprise.
Portugal fashion house Throttleman was also named a new RFID Anywhere customer. The company claims the technology has led to a reduction in the time items spend in its supply chain by five to seven days. Throttleman uses an item-level-tagging RFID system called RetailID from Paxar Avery Dennison, as well as systems integrator Creativesystems. The system tracks its items as they arrive from the manufacturer in India, and then as they are shipped to its stores in Portugal and Spain.
Financial details of the deals were not disclosed.