MSM Solutions improves logistics and warehousing at Randa’s Fulfillment Center in Reno Nevada
Memphis, Tenn. — December 11, 2018— MSM Solutions, a global provider of RFID and barcode solutions, implemented an RFID tracking solution for real-time inventory management at the world’s largest men’s accessory company, Randa, in their Reno Nevada Fulfillment Center.
Founded in 1910, Randa is the world’s largest men’s accessories company, spans 11 countries, with a portfolio of 50+ brands and 100+ years of experience. From sketch to scale, across four extraordinary product divisions, Randa produces exceptional products and services worldwide, delighting customers. With a current product mix that includes neckwear, jewelry, belts, furnishings, wallets, seasonal accessories, luggage, and travel; Randa has proven to be an industry leader in trends, innovation, design and consumer insights.
“The challenges that Randa faced are the same problems that many businesses face; accurately identifying where stuff is and how much they have. Utilizing RFID and our PortalTrack software we were able to bring real-time visibility to the Randa Fulfillment Center. The results enabled Randa to easily and accurately identify inventory locations and counts; which in turn lowered labor and operating costs, increased customer satisfaction and enabled real-time decision making.” Brett Wilkerson, RFID Business Development, MSM Solutions.
MSM Solutions has been providing RFID and barcode technology for 37 years and is a pioneer in GS1 Electronic Product Code (EPC) Serialization. In 2012 Randa requested assistance from MSM Solutions to meet RFID compliance tagging for select retailers. In 2016, Randa Logistics approached MSM Solutions with an idea on expanding the use of RFID at one of their state-of-the-art 525,000 square foot Multi Fulfillment Centers in Reno, Nevada. The goal of the project was to identify, track, count, and manage pallet-level shipments headed to retail stores throughout the United States. Storage space was limited due to tens of millions of product units moving annually.
MSM Solutions tailored itsto provide real-time results. The reporting features provided Randa with real-time visibility to the present location of any pallet in the fulfillment center. Randa Logistics can log in to any web-enabled device and see all available pallets for shipping by customer PO and Retailer with the added functionality to search and sort by other variable data. MSM Solutions also provided a mapping feature that is an exact replica of the 525,000 square foot Randa fulfillment center that will pinpoint any pallet within a zone or show all available pallets within a selected zone.
“We have replicated this same model with other customers and see a continual climb in the number of requests for similar applications. As RFID becomes more and more mainstream, we will see many more customers adopt this approach and leverage the power of RFID to Identify – Track- Count and Manage inventory,” Brett Wilkerson, RFID Business Development, MSM Solutions.
“The real-time visibility and reporting that PortalTrack delivered have allowed us to make better and more timely decisions. Knowing exact counts and the exact locations of items in a facility this size have eliminated wasted labor costs searching for items, prevented shipment delays and helped us avoid chargebacks,” stated Randy Kennedy, Chief Logistics Officer at Randa Logistics.
MSM Solutions and Randa documented the problems and solution in a case study, available for download.