-level RFID tagging solutions for apparel using -enabled inventory management system

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UPM

Raflatac
, Communications, communications@upmrafla
tac.com




Carnaval implements one of Mexico’s first item
-
level RFID tagging solutions for apparel using
UPM Raflatac tags and Digilogics’ RFID
-
enabled inventory management system


(UPM Raflatac, Mills River,
October 6
, 2009)


Carnaval de México, the leading designe
r of textiles and
children’s fashion in Mexico, has deployed one of the country’s first item
-
level RFID tagging solutions for
apparel, using the technology to track and trace more than one million garments annually. The solution,
designed by Digilogics
SA.

De CV
. and UPM Raflatac, is one of the largest apparel item level
deployments in the Americas and is 100 percent audited, providing Carnaval with flawless data it can use
to conduct perpetual inventory and optimize production processes.


As the sole lice
nsed distributor of Childrens fashion for the global brands like Disney and Hello Kitty in
Mexico, Carnaval is responsible for the design, manufacture and distribution of high quality, trend
-
setting
garments that are sold throughout the country by leading
retailers. By implementing RFID technology,
Carnaval sought to improve critical inventory processes, reducing human error from its pick and pack
operations, while accelerating the speed of merchandise processing. In the next phase of the project,
Carnaval
will integrate RFID data into its ERP systems, using new insights to fine
-
tune all aspects of its
manufacturing and distribution operations. Carnaval also plans to help its retailer customers implement
interactive RFID
-
enabled sales solutions, which use a
variety of innovative tools to reduce out
-
of
-
stocks,
enhance product security and cross
-
sell and up
-
sell merchandise.



“Carnaval is proud to be an RFID innovator in Mexico. Our company is one of the first in the country to
implement a major RFID solution
, to deploy RFID tagging at the item level and to achieve 100 percent
auditing of its products,” says
Jacobo Penhos
, Owner, Carnaval. “We look forward to working with our
partners to leverage the power of RFID technology to drive merchandise sales and redu
ce shrinkage and
theft.”


The RFID solution uses UPM Raflatac’s ShortDipole UHF RFID tags equipped with Impinj's Monza™3
tag chips and Digilogics’ system, comprised of inventory management software, an RFID
-
enabled
auditing station and fixed and handheld R
FID readers and antennas from Impinj, to provide Carnaval with
unprecedented insights into its inventory in process. After being manufactured, all garments are
individually tagged and placed in boxes or on hangers; grouped merchandise is then associated wi
th a
master RFID
-
tagged label. After arriving at Carnaval’s distribution center, items are read five times during
processing, ensuring that merchandise is accurately and swiftly packed for customer orders, while also
automating the reconciliation of inboun
d and outbound goods.


“Digilogics is pleased to help Carnaval introduce RFID technology to the apparel industry in Mexico,”
says
Luca Pastorello
, Partner, Digilogics SA. De CV.

“RFID technology can help manufacturers drive
margins by removing waste and i
naccuracy from their operations and by improving their ability to
measure and meet industry demand.”




“UPM Raflatac has invested significant resources in developing RFID tags and inlays for a wide array of
demanding industry applications,” says
Jan Svobo
da
, Sales & Marketing Director, Americas, RFID,












UPM

Raflatac
, Communications, communications@upmrafla
tac.com




UPM Raflatac. “Companies like Carnaval depend on our RFID tags’ perfect reads to improve internal
operations and deliver best
-
in
-
class service to their customers.”



For further information, please contact:

M
r Jan Svoboda, Sales and Marketing Director, Americas, RFID, UPM Raflatac

Tel. +1 805 312 4679

Mr Luca Pastorello, Partner, Digilogics SA. De CV.

Tel. +52 555 280 6647

Mr. Jacobo Penhos, Owner, Carnaval

de México S.A. de C.V.


<Tel.>+
52 555 2670770


About
UPM Raflatac

UPM Raflatac, part of UPM's Engineered Materials business group, is one of the world’s leading suppliers
of self
-
adhesive label materials and the world’s number one producer of HF and UHF radio frequency
identification (RFID) tags and inlays.
UPM Raflatac has a global service network consisting of 14
factories on five continents and a broad network of sales offices and slitting and distribution terminals
worldwide. UPM Raflatac employs 2,600 people and made sales of approximately EUR 1 billion
(USD
1.4 billion) in 2008. Further information is available at
www.upmraflatac.com
.


About Digilogics SA. De CV.


Digilogics S.A. de C.V., a Mexico
-
based labelstock converter, creates radio frequency identificati
on
(RFID) solutions for process
-
intensive industries including retail apparel, government services and supply
chain management, among others. The company’s mission is to become the leading RFID label provider
in Mexico by developing customized solutions fo
r industry customers that deliver exceptional quality,
performance and ROI. Digilogics’ partners include RFID manufacturers and solution integrators 5Stat,
Convergence Systems Limited, Impinj, UPM Raflatac, Venture Research, Inc. and Zebra Technology
Corpo
ration. For more information, please visit
www.digilogics.com.mx
.


About Carnaval

Carnaval de México, a national leader in textile design and juvenile fashion for 50 years, is a company
concerned with obtaining

the best quality in its products as well as conserving the concept of more
advanced fashion for babies and children. The company is also devoted to shaping dreams, ideas, designs,
tendencies and tastes based on international innovation and creativity for
the Mexican so
ciety and
international markets

and has reached the singularity and recognition of its clients thanks to the goals
obtained by the company's commercial proposal.