With shoppers finding much of what they want online, the future of the brick-and-mortar store can seem bleak. Such major retailers as J.C. Penney, Lowe’s, Gap and Family Dollar, among many others, have announced plans to close at least some stores across the United States this year.
The strain that COVID-19 has caused the global supply chain has had profound effects on nearly every industry and has continued into the 2021 holiday season. It creates an immense challenge for retailers who are planning for the 2021-22 holiday retail season, perhaps even more challenging than 2020.
Companies in the supply chain sector worldwide are increasingly investing in modern technologies like AI and IoT to enhance performance. This has even been increased by the pandemic that has made in-person operations nearly impossible. These digital solutions have allowed businesses to capture and use their data and promote efficiency. Unlike the manual processes that can result in inefficiencies, errors and delays, using technology enhances productivity, visibility and accuracy. That is why supply chain companies are increasingly capitalizing on technology to make things work. With the Internet of Things (IoT), inventory management and asset tracking can be modernized, and transparency in operations can be improved. RAIN RFID is one such technology that can be adopted to solve inefficiency and human error issues. Here are some ways you can use RAIN RFID technology in your supply chain to bridge the IoT gap.
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