Rfid: future store tomorrow Technology (II)
RFID makes the supply chain unimpeded
one of these technologies is RFID. Although RFID is mainly used in the backstage of supply chain and extra, it also brings benefits to customers in stores. Many suppliers of extra now attach RFID tags to the pallets of goods, and the stores themselves also label some major packages, such as Pantene pro-v hair care products of P & G, Philadelphia cheese of kraft, Mach 3 razors and blades of Gillette. If RFID tags are used for the main packaging, the movement of goods in the whole supply chain can be identified, and the same is true on shelves or in checkout. RFID can also prevent out of stock, because the smart shelf can inform the warehouse that it needs to be replenished. According to metro, orders can be made according to needs, and the number of wrong goods has also been significantly reduced
before being sent to the future store, the goods are classified and boxed by Metro distribution logistics system (MDL) and sent to the pallets in the central warehouse. Each container and pallet has a smart chip containing the barcode of goods in the shelf and the number of pallets. The warehouse personnel read this data into an electronic RFID commodity management system connected to the future store. When the store requests replenishment, the loaded pallets are transported to the export area of the central warehouse, where there is an RFID transmitter, or call the door, to record the product identification. At this time, the inventory management system changes the status of goods from "in inventory" to "in transportation"
when the future store receives the goods, the employees carry the pallet from the truck through another RFID door at the back door of the store. The scanner can recognize up to 35 Tags per second. At this time, the commodity status changes to "store received". Then most of the goods are temporarily stored in the warehouse. Each storage location is equipped with a smart chip. When placing each cargo box on the shelf, use a hand-held scanner to read and match the chips on the non-standard sample and the chips on the shelf. Employees can now know exactly where each item is placed
when the goods are transported to the sales area and the box passes through another RFID door, read the chip here and change the status of the goods to "on the shelf". When the employee empties the box and puts the goods on the shelf, remove the smart chip from the box and make the empty box invalid before moving it to the warehouse
although RFID is the most prominent technology in store testing in the future, it is not the only one. Artistic information media and electronic personal devices provide customers with a very humanized shopping experience
shopping is easy and convenient
in the future, stores will use many technologies to gradually establish a set of agricultural products, seafood wholesale, distribution, refrigeration, processing, packaging, testing and information in one to communicate with customers. Information system makes shopping easier, faster, convenient and interesting. Among them, customers can use personal shopping assistants (PSA), information terminals, smart scales, electronic shelf labels, smart shelves and electronic advertising displays, and can check out quickly
in Metro Group stores, customers must prove that they are at least 16 years old to apply for membership cards; In addition, the store does not need any other personal information
customers with membership cards can get a personal shopping assistant, that is, a small portable computer, when entering the store. The computer is embedded in the handle center of the shopping cart. After a clerk authorizes with a membership card, customers can use many personal services. For example, a customer can remember the shopping list he downloaded before leaving home for shopping. He can also see the list of recent shopping. When displaying the shopping list, the customer can ask PSA to display the location of all the goods he chooses, or only those goods in his corridor. On the right side of the screen is a special sale. These displays are in line with customers' personal preferences and past shopping history. As customers are in business, their more detailed introduction to the properties of new composites can refer to the research paper published in the journal "advanced materials" on May 29, and the location of the store changes. PSA exchanges data with the central data server of the store through an internal wireless local area network (LAN)
customers can scan the goods themselves when putting them into the shopping cart, so that they can get more information about goods and prices. PSA includes a built-in ean barcode scanner. The scanned goods are displayed on the PSA screen, and the price is displayed at the same time. Then, when checking out, the customer only needs to hand the PSA to the cashier, and the cashier can print out the price list and total price. There is no need to scan the goods in the shopping cart on the conveyor belt
in the fresh goods department, the smart scale equipped with electronic vision system can "see" the weighed goods and print a bar code label for checkout. So the cashier doesn't need to weigh the goods. The camera and special software can identify each product according to the surface texture, color, size and thermal image. If the mixed goods (it is called down stretching experiment. If you put it on the scale, an error message will be displayed, and the label will not be printed. You can only weigh one type of goods at a time; for example, three tomatoes, four oranges, or six potatoes. The smart scale is only used for bulk goods; the pre packaged goods have bar codes.
the electronic display screens all over the stores will display the special sales, unadvertised price reduction goods, or the static of product promotion State promotion or video animation. The display content is switched by the wireless data network of the store
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